Painting the War: Horace Pippin's Gas Alarm Outpost, Argonne

Tuesday February 22

7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Toward the end of his life, Horace Pippin remarked that “World War I brought out all the art in me.” To recognize the recent acquisition of a major work by Pippin, Gas Alarm Outpost, Argonne, Brandywine River Museum of Art presents a discussion of the painting, focusing on Pippin’s military service as part of the “Harlem Hellfighters,” the all-Black 369th Infantry Regiment, and its impact on his life and work. Moderated by Brandywine Curator Audrey Lewis, the program will feature Dr. Anne Monahan, author of Horace Pippin: American Modern and Dr. Jeffrey Sammons, Professor of History at New York University and co-author with John H. Morrow, Jr. of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality

Registrants will receive a link to the live Zoom discussion room in their confirmation email. The room will open 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.

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