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Gus Lubin, Feb. 11, 2017, 11:00 AM – If you think the world is chaotic now, imagine living a century ago in the heights of World War I.

As we approach the 100-year anniversary of America joining the fray on April 6, 1917, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is holding the first major exhibition on American art and the war.

“The works in WWI and American Art help us see in fresh and unfamiliar ways where we were headed a century ago and, by extension, where we maybe headed today,” write curators Robert Cozzolino, Anne Knutson, and David Lubin (this reporter’s father).

American art was mostly pro-war, at least at first. None more so than Childe Hassam’s dreamy paintings of flags in New York City.

American art was mostly pro-war, at least at first. None more so than Childe Hassam’s dreamy paintings of flags in New York City.

“Early Morning on the Avenue in May 1917” (1917) by Childe Hassam Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover/Art Resource, NY

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