BRUSHES WITH WAR ABROADExhibition at the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
BRUSHES WITH WAR:
Art From the Front Line
KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM
21 September 2018 through 6 January 2019
This exhibition was almost five years in the making. WWHAM coordinated with many people at the Kelvingrove Museum and Glasgow Life to pull off this project. WWHAM provided 203 of its original paintings and drawings by the troops of World War I for this exhibition. Kelvingrove supplied another 15 paintings from its own collection.
We look forward to welcoming the people of Glasgow, together with visitors from across the UK and further afield, to join us in honouring the centenary of World War I. Brushes With War is a fascinating window into the past. This striking exhibition offers clear glimpses into World War I through the eyes of the people who actually fought, were wounded and even taken prisoner. The collection as a whole is exceptional and offers a remarkable insight into the lives of those who gave so much to ensure our freedom.
Eva Bolander, Lord Provost (Mayor) of Glasgow, Scotland
We are delighted to bring this incredibly poignant exhibition to Kelvingrove to commemorate the centenary of World War I. Brushes With War is a unique collection of work, every piece of art is one-of-a-kind. The concept of gathering art created specifically by the troops of World War I, distinct from official publicity and work commissioned by war artists, presents a completely different offering from other museum exhibits. It is incredibly important we mark the anniversary of such a significant occasion with something very special and I am certain visitors to Kelvingrove Museum will be moved by the scope and quality of the serving soldier-artists work on show.
Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, Scotland
Joel, Glasgow Museums owes you an enormous debt of gratitude for allowing us to share this exhibition with the people of Scotland and beyond. Especially so at this significant juncture as we come together as a nation to remember all those who gave so much to ensure our freedom. Thank you for generously giving us your time and unstinting support. I know everyone gathered here will agree with me the show is remarkable and will be appreciated by thousands of people in the coming months.
Duncan Doran, Senior Museums Manager, Glasgow Museums