They Were Fighting for Our Freedom: American and Soviet Propaganda Posters of World War II
September 20, 2011-March 19, 2012
Northwestern University Library
First Floor and in the connector hallway to the Deering Library
This exhibit, a collaboration between Northwestern University Library and the Peter the Great Museum/Kunstkamera, St. Petersburg, Russia, consists of several dozen American and Soviet World War II posters, grouped to reveal how similar themes—courage, strength in numbers, the home front, heroic military traditions, the vile foe—were developed in the different artistic languages of these two countries, but otherwise in surprisingly similar ways. The exhibit has already been shown at several venues across Europe, e.g. in Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, and The Hague.