2015 Special Exhibits
Memories of World War II
Photographs from the Associated Press Archives
July 7 to September 12, 2015
The Wright Museum will honor the 70th anniversary of the end of WW II with an exceptional exhibition called Memories of World War II. This exhibit contains 120 black and white photographs from the Associated Press Archives, and includes some of the most iconic WW II images taken between 1934 and 1945.
Among the photos are: the German Army marching into Paris under the Champs-Elysees; Londoner’s in the underground train stations; Hitler at Berchesgaden; the bombing of Pearl Harbor; FDR, Churchill and Stalin at their Tehran conference; the D-Day invasion; Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Martha Raye entertaining American troops; the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima; MacArthur’s return to the Philippines; the liberation of German concentration camps; the surrender of the Japanese on the USS Missouri; the sailor kissing A nurse in Times Square; and much, much more.
Almost two hundred reporters and photographers fanned out around the globe to cover WWII for the Associated Press, the world’s largest news service. Five reporters lost their lives. Seven others won Pulitzer Prizes, including Joe Rosenthal who took one of the most famous photos of all time as the American flag was raised on Mount Suribachi.
The Wright Museum will be the only 2015 New England venue for this exhibition. Be sure to join us for this rare opportunity to view WW II through the eyes of many of the best photographers of the era.
This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation;
BJS Communications; Poulos Insurance, Inc.; and The Weirs Publishing Company
Other Special Exhibits in 2015
The WW II Art of Private Charles Miller – September 19 - October 31