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Artsplaining with Matt Mitchell
The American military in the 21st century is diverse and reflects the complexities of the country and the current times. “100 Faces of War,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, presents the stories of those who served the U.S. in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This traveling exhibit was organized in collaboration with artist Matt Mitchell and features 100 oil portraits of Americans representing a cross-section of home states, military branches, jobs, and backgrounds. Each painting includes a candid, unedited, firsthand account of war. The statements take many different forms, including emails and letters to loved ones and poems and words written specifically for this exhibition. The portraits symbolize 100 different and highly personal ways of looking at valor, sacrifice, and the human experience of war. Join us during Artsplaining for an evening of interesting conversation and discussion with Matt Mitchell on this incredible series of 100 veteran portraits and stories.
Link to live feed: https://streamyard.com/9smakgi3be
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100 Faces of War is an exhibition organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with artist Matt Mitchell.
Date/time: December 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Presented By:Matt Mitchell, Artist
Event Type:Combination of in-person and virtual/online