Visual Arts

Art and Music in Times of War

When: May 25-June 10, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 2012

Floating art. For the first time ever, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum has partnered with Piccolo Spoleto to offer a floating art exhibit aboard the USS Yorktown. A creative way to get a different crowd on the historic relic, this exhibit will offer a selection of paintings, prints, photography, vintage posters, and ship/aircraft models that highlight historic wartime events and people. "We hope that Art and Music in Times of War will provide area residents with a new reason to visit Patriots Point, while also expanding our audience to those who might not visit otherwise," says the Yorktown's Ashley Smith.

Witnesses to war. Exhibit highlights include images by acclaimed photographers like Edward Steichen, who shot for Vogue and Vanity Fair from 1923-1938 and served as a member of the American Photographic Division in France during WWI. Original work by Raymond Massey and Carl Evers, considered some of the finest marine artists of the 20th century, will also be on display.

Party on the point. A closing reception will be held on the evening of June 8 with live music and refreshments. Teenage artist and longtime Yorktown volunteer Jess Catoe will exhibit her illustrations, and attendees can listen to an interview with George Patton (Pat) Waters on the life and times of his grandfather, Gen. George Patton.

Amy Stockwell Mercer

Price: Free with regular admission ($7)

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