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Vietnam: 35 Years after the Fall of Saigon – A Photographic Narrative Sat. April 30th, 2016
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

April 30, 1975 marks the date of the official end of Vietnam War. Yet, its legacy continues to shape the future of both Vietnam and the United States. What have we learned? …Read more.

Easter 1916 – The Poets’ Rebellion Wed. April 27th, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

 Frank Delaney, the award-winning broadcaster and NYT best-selling author (“Ireland”, “Shannon” etc.) will provide a special lecture: Easter 1916 – the Poets’ Rebellion.
Frank has interviewed survivors, tracked the story all his life, and observed how history has changed it. …Read more.

Men in War (1957) Thu. April 21st, 2016
6:45 pm-9:00 pm


This Korean War drama from an acclaimed director best known for his psychological Westerns and films noir tells of an American platoon commander (Robert Ryan) whose weary soldiers are cut off behind enemy lines. …Read more.

Book Reading – Viet Thanh Nguyen Tue. April 12th, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose award-winning novel The Sympathizer examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. The book has already garnered considerable critical acclaim as winner of the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. …Read more.

Warrior Chorus Sun. April 10th, 2016
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Warrior Chorus is a major new national humanities program by New York’s Aquila Theatre Company, training 100 veterans in four regional centers to present scholar-led public programming based on classical literature.   …Read more.

The Wades in Wartime – 1830-1945 Sat. April 9th, 2016
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

The name Wade is familiar to many in northeast Ohio who enjoy Wade Park, the area surrounding Wade Lagoon, or those who attend Wade Oval Wednesdays.  University Circle is a nationally and internationally respected cultural center thanks, in part, to the generosity and influence of the Wade family.  …Read more.

Baker-Nord Distinguished Faculty Lecture – Thirty Four Miles from Kent State: CWRU and the Vietnam War Fri. April 8th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

While not Berkeley or Columbia, Case Western Reserve University became a visible part of American campus unrest in May 1970 when students blocked traffic on Euclid Avenue in the wake of the shootings at nearby Kent State University.  …Read more.

The Art of Armor Fri. April 8th, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Join Stephen Fliegel, Curator of Medieval Art, for an exploration of the techniques and styles used in the decoration of armor and weapons.
The tour will meet in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium at the information desk, before proceeding to the galleries. …Read more.

Feeding War: Gender, Health, and the Mobilized Kitchen in WWI Germany Thu. April 7th, 2016
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Heather R. Perry, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, will share her research on World War 1’s impact on the homefront in Germany. …Read more.

Student Film Screening: Portraits of Patriotism Thu. April 7th, 2016
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

This event is the premiere of the student video production Portraits of Patriotism, which features veterans of WW II.  At the conclusion of the film there will be a book signing, featuring both authors, Brian Albrecht and James Banks, and their book, Cleveland in World War II. …Read more.

American Art and War Wed. April 6th, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Mark Cole, Curator of American Painting and Sculpture, discusses the influence of World War II and the Cold War on artists working in the mid-twentieth century.
The tour will meet in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium at the information desk, before proceeding to the galleries. …Read more.

Declarations of Survival: Representations of Motherhood in Women’s Holocaust Art and Narrative Wed. April 6th, 2016
7:00 pm-8:00 pm


Reflecting on narrative and visual art produced by women artists during the Holocaust, this discussion-based seminar will explore memory, image, and the sustaining power of hope. The conversation will include work by by Judith Weinshall Liberman, an artist with extensive holdings in the Maltz collections, and will be led by Alexis Baker, a rhetoric scholar from Kent State University. …Read more.

Remembering War: Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra Wed. April 6th, 2016
8:00 pm-9:45 pm

Jahja Ling, conductor
Distinguished Principal Guest Artist
Shih-Hsien (Victor) Yeh, piano, CIM student artist
Michael Harper, trumpet, CIM student artist
PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. …Read more.

Rose Wohlgemuth Weisman Women’s Voices Lecture – Mourning for Lost Art Tue. April 5th, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm


In times of war, why do armies destroy cultural artifacts? And what does it mean when we, far away onlookers, mourn that destruction even as lives are being lost? …Read more.

James Garfield and the Civil War: For Ohio and the Union Tue. April 5th, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

While James A. Garfield is best known for his tragic assassination and short-lived presidency, his role as a Civil War general and veteran have been largely forgotten. Garfield’s Civil War service was a defining part of his life, as it was for so many veterans. …Read more.

Under Cover of War: The Armenian Genocide and Its Continuing Ramifications Mon. April 4th, 2016
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

World War I provided the cover for the ultranationalist “Young Turk” dictatorship of the Ottoman Empire to take brutal measures to eliminate the native Armenian population. Not only did more than half of the Armenian inhabitants, 1.5 million perish, but the Armenian people was dispossessed of its homeland of several thousand years. …Read more.

May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970 Sun. April 3rd, 2016
2:00 pm-4:00 pm


Screening of the award-winning documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970. The film is based on the play May 4th Voices, which comes from the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project, a project that collects and provides access to personal accounts of the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State and their aftermath. …Read more.

The Monuments Tour Sat. April 2nd, 2016
9:00 am-1:00 pm

Join us on a tour of the many war memorials erected in Cleveland and vicinity beginning with the Civil War and continuing up to the Iraq War. Some of the major memorials we will visit include the Soldiers and Sailors monument in Public Square and the Freedom Fountain on Veterans Memorial Plaza; lesser known are smaller monuments such as the humble grave of Major Mortimer Leggett who commanded regiments at Shiloh, Vicksburg and Sherman’s March to the Sea, and the Smoky War Dog Memorial in the Metroparks, which commemorates the “tiniest hero of WW II”. …Read more.

Heroes Past and Present: Veterans at Lake View Cemetery Sat. April 2nd, 2016
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

From the 1770s to the new millennium, generations of Lake View Cemetery’s residents have risen to defend their nation in time of war. On this tour, you’ll learn about some of the famous and unsung Clevelanders who served in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, First World War, Second World War, Vietnam Conflict, and the Global War on Terror. …Read more.

Remembering War – Keynote Address: Moral Injury and War Fri. April 1st, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

What is it about the experience of war that can ruin the lives of the men and women whom we send off to fight? The standard definition of post-traumatic stress disorder is too narrow to account for the psychological wounds inflicted in combat. …Read more.

Hiding in the Spotlight: The Power of Music and the Human Spirit Wed. March 30th, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

The project is based on the book by Greg Dawson Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy’s Story of Survival, 1941-1946 (Pegasus, 2009) and is the story of a Russian/Ukrainian Jewish girl named Zhanna Arshanskaya who performed for Nazis during WWII in order to avoid execution. …Read more.


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