Thursday 7 June – Wednesday 12 September 2018
In partnership with the 2018 Broadway Arts Festival, the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery at 65 High Street, Broadway, WR12 7DP is delighted to be hosting the major Festival Exhibition, Art of The Great War 1914–1918, to honour the Centenary of the Armistice of 11 November 1918.
The Exhibition will open on Thursday 7 June, and the good news is that it will remain with the museum for a season, until Wednesday 12 September.
The works on show will comprise original art and prints of the period, all from the John Noott Collection, in an attempt to portray the horror – and some of the humour – of a conflict that devastated the lives of millions of people.
John Noott was born in 1932, and among his earliest memories is talk of the Great War; his father Stanley spent four years in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and young John was fascinated when his father attended Remembrance services, bowler hat and service medals on display. The second war followed, from 1939–1945 and, at age 7, John was well aware of the danger the country was in, and his memories of that period are still clear.
For the last 50 years, John has been a successful art dealer, and when, during that time, artwork depicting either war has come his way he has put it to one side, enabling exhibitions of this type to be mounted. He sees them as an opportunity educate, to explain something of the history of the 20th century.
Broadway Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am until 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm). Please see the website for details at www.broadwaymuseum.org.uk.