Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, D-Day 1944 focuses on the planning, execution and aftermath of the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Featuring historic photographs of the invasion, the exhibit also includes historic artifacts from regional lenders and historical collections. Two years in the planning, the D-Day invasion, which began on June 6 and lasted several days, enabled the Allied forces to make deep inroads into the German-occupied French countryside. While costing thousands of casualties, the D-Day invasion became the turning point that allowed for the Allies to eventually overtake the European continent and lead the victory in World War II.
Sharks! is a multi-disciplinary exhibition highlighting the importance and power of sharks in nature and popular conception. Sharks! features the photography of South Africa’s Great White sharks by acclaimed shark scientist Alessandro De Maddalena, as well as various specimens of shark species and shark-related artworks and cultural artifacts. Often much maligned and feared, sharks are integral parts of the oceanic ecosystems and keep fish populations healthy and in proper proportion to the food chain. Exhibition support provided by PNC Bank.
Sacred Symbols in Sequins offers a view of magnificent works of art made by skilled Haitian flag makers, which form remarkable mosaics of religious imagery by combining and juxtaposing symbols of Europe and the Americas with those brought from Africa centuries ago by captive slaves. Visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins familiar with ceremonies such as Mexico’s Day of the Dead and Brazil’s Carnaval will find common ground, while craftspeople that weave, sew, make quilts or work with beads will find inspiration in these spectacular works of art. The spiritual realm reflected in these liturgical objects is not the dark, frightening place of black magic and superstition so often stereotyped in American popular culture. As intricate works of art informed by ritual and theology, as well as by Haiti’s political history, such flags offer an unparalleled opportunity for viewers to experience the aesthetics, symbolism, and social implications of Vodou. Exhibition support provided by Michael Harris.
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