Félix Vallotton, The Trench, 1915–16.

Teacher Workshop: The Power of Images

September 28, 2015
Begins at Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center, 225 S. Skinker Blvd; ends at Kemper Art Museum

The Power of Images: Deconstructing Visual Culture in Early 20th-Century History
Presented in partnership with the Missouri History Museum

What is visual culture? When does it cross over into propaganda? How can we teach our students to be informed critical consumers of visual messages in this age of massive overstimulation? Join the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum for a professional development workshop for teachers that examines the power of print materials of the World War I era. As the world commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Great War, we will reflect on the images that define the culture of America and Europe and compare these with contemporary visual culture.

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Educator guide

World War I: War of Images, Images of War educator guide

Image credit

Félix Vallotton, The Trench, 1915–16.