St. Paul, MN 55102
When completed, the Pantheon de la Guerre was one of the largest paintings in the world at more than 400 feet in length and with nearly 6,000 figures. Painted in France during World War I, it was nearly lost to time until it was recovered and restored by the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. Join art historian Mark Levitch as he shares this remarkable story. Artist David Geister will also provide an update on a MNHS mural project inspired by the original Pantheon, presented in conjunction with the History Center exhibit WW1 America.
Mark Levitch is a writer at the National Gallery of Art, president of the World War I Memorial Inventory Project and author of "Patheon de la Guerre Reconfiguring a Panorama of the Great War."
Forgotten Stories is a new series that brings together nationally known historians to explore forgotten WW1-era stories of the individuals and organizations who made modern America. Look for additional lectures offered each month through November. Following each program, guests are invited to take a 30-minute guided tour of the exhibit WW1 America.
This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
2017-04-22 10:00:00 2017-04-22 10:00:00 America/Chicago Pantheon de la Guerre Painting Minnesota History Center