On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi will team up with the Mississippi Museum of Art for our second annual “Dale Center Art of War Day” featuring the exhibit When Modern was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection. The Neuberger Collection includes work by "Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Arthur Dove, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, David Smith, and others" whose art documents "the evolution of modernism in the visual arts of North America."
The "Art of War Day" features a morning panel of Dale Center faculty fellows discussing concepts of modernism that relate to their conflicts of specialty, which range from early modern Asia to the American Colonial era, the American Civil War, the World Wars and modern Vietnam. This is followed by lunch and a book signing. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a tour of the Nueberger Collection led by the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Director of Engagement and Learning, daniel johnson. This will be followed with a talk by Dale Center British historian Dr. Allison Abra on modernism in dance that is tied to her larger book English Style: National Identity, Americanization, and Popular Dance in Interwar and Wartime Britain (forthcoming, Manchester University Press). The event is free except for the purchase of lunch as well as any Dale Center authors’ books that you would like signed.