New exhibit at Pa. museum examines the art of war

March 13, 2009 5:46:23 PM PDT
Objects of beauty created from the byproducts of warfare are the subject of a new exhibit at a suburban Philadelphia museum. "From Swords to Plowshares" at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown shows how the makers of "trench art" during both World Wars combined those seemingly incongruous ideas.

The show, organized by Hollingsworth Fine Arts in Orlando, Fla., includes about 250 examples of World War I and World War II artillery-turned-art from the United States, England, Hungary, Germany, France and Australia.

It opens Saturday at the Michener and is therethrough May 31. It then travels to Las Vegas, where it will open in July at the Atomic Testing Museum.


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