I think that’s why they chose us, because we had the piece, it was original, and it was going to be on display during the time of the spring episode, Krazl said.
“It was exciting for them to reach out to us, and have them want to come to us, and it was fun to work with their crew,” she said.
The “Mysteries at the Museum” episode is scheduled to air four times on the Travel Channel, including an airing on April 6 at 7 p.m. This is the first time that Miami University Art Museum has been featured on national television.
Miami’s segment of the episode covers the community, the museum, a little bit about the museum, a few of the pieces within the collection as well as a focus on the Uncle Sam poster.
“That poster still stands the test of time as being one of the most iconic and important posters in history,” said Jason Shaiman, curator of exhibitions.
The exhibition itself features about 100 different pieces and includes selections from the Miami University Art Museum collection; the University of South Carolina’s Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection; the National World War I Museum; Miami University and The Western College Memorial Archive Collections; and the collection of Celia Malone Kingsbury. Two additional exhibitions will be going on at the same time, including “Prints and the Great War” and a “Student Response Exhibition.”
“April 6 marks the day of the 100th anniversary commemoration of when the US enters World War I…This was an opportunity to reflect upon this milestone anniversary, and the importance of the posters, song sheets and other forms of propaganda as art and communication, and it was a perfect opportunity to present it to the university,” Shaiman said.
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How to go
What: “Over Here, Over Here! U.S. Propaganda and the Arts of World War I” exhibition
Where: Miami University Art Museum and Sculpture Park, 801 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford
When: Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6. Works will be on display through Saturday, May 13. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Admission: Free and open to the public. Parking passes are available at the museum.
More info: www.MiamiOH.edu/ArtMuseum or at www.Facebook.com/MiamiUniversityArtMuseum