Through May 14. April 6, 2017, will mark the centennial of the United States' declaration of war on Germany and entry into World War I. This exhibition explores how some of the most important artists and illustrators of the day supported the war effort. Posters, often placed in post offices, banks and businesses, played a key role in securing the country's support for WWI. Focusing on the themes of liberty, patriotism and fear, artists created compelling imagery that inspired a reluctant country to not only support the war but also fund it. Posters designed by noted illustrators such as Edward Penfield, J.C. Leyendecker, and important women artists including Ethel Betts Bains, Jessie Willcox Smith and Maginel Wright Enright, feature prominently in this exhibit. WWI artifacts from local collections, as well as examples of WWI items manufactured in the Quad-Cities, also will be on display. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $4 children ages 3-12 years, free for museum members.
- Starting Saturday, January 28th, 2017, repeated every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, May 14, 2017 — all day