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Medical Museum Science Café

A Harrowing Sight: John Singer Sargent's World War I Mural "Gassed"

Poster
When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6-7 pm
Where:

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910

What:

John Singer Sargent, one of America's premier portrait painters, undertook a commission in 1917 to commemorate American and British involvement in World War I. After traveling to the front, he chose to depict soldiers wounded in a mustard gas attack. Join art historian Elizabeth Tebow in looking at the circumstances that led to the painting of this iconic work from the Great War, as well as the significance of the introduction of chemical warfare.

Cost:

FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

Contact:

Call (301) 319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (301) 319-3303 or by email to: USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil.

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