This April marks 100 years since the United States joined the Allies in World War I. The Great War was a world-shattering and world-shaping event. Artists grappled with the conflict by producing visceral works that bring the war down to a human level, and express either dissent, support for the efforts, or more generally set out to depict what was at stake by fighting. Today, we can revisit the human effects of World War I through an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, which showcases iconic artistic reactions to the conflict.
March 2, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.