Exhibition Opening: March 1, 2019 - University of Nebraska, Omaha, KANEKO Library
Mar
1
to Mar 28

Exhibition Opening: March 1, 2019 - University of Nebraska, Omaha, KANEKO Library

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Dates: Exhibition opens on March 1, 2019 and run through March 28, 2019.

Special speakers: Miles Morgan, great-nephew of Anne Morgan & Elaine Uzan Leary, Exhibition Manager at AFB

Closing event: screening of the Anne Morgan documentary film Anne Morgan’s War on March 28, 2019

 

American Friends of Blérancourt (AFB) is happy to announce that its traveling exhibition American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924 will be starting off the new year at University of Nebraska, Omaha at the KANEKO Library. We are proud to share that this will be the 18th location where an exhibition of beautiful modern prints of vintage photographs and rare silent film footage brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken between 1917 and 1924 by 350 American women.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mar
6
to Apr 24

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

"Anne Morgan’s War:
 American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924"

EXHIBITION OPENING:  March 6, 2018 - 6pm
A discussion with Elaine Leary and Miles Morgan

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
or visit
www.uwm.edu/libraries/event/anne-morgan-opening

UPCOMING:
FILM PREMIERE: April 24, 2018
Premier of the documentary film “Anne Morgan’s War”/L’autre chemin des Dames
With Elaine Leary and Miles Morgan

An exhibition featuring remarkable photos and film footage depicting France’s devastated Picardy post-WWI and the American women volunteers who helped rebuild the region, will be on display in the UWM Golda Meir Library’s Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery from February 16 to May 18, 2018.

“Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924” is sponsored by the American Friends of Blérancourt; Alliance Français de Milwaukee; UWM Dept. of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature; UWM Libraries; Florence Gould Foundation; French Ministry of Culture and Communication; RMN l’agence photographique; UWM Dept. of History; and UWM Women’s and Gender Studies.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the UWM Libraries will host two special events in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library:

■  The official exhibition opening on March 6, 2018 features a discussion between Elaine Leary, former director of the American Friends of Blérancourt, and  Miles Morgan, grand-nephew of Anne Morgan. The program begins at 6 p.m., with a reception at 7 p.m.

■  Both return on April 24, 2018 at 6 p.m. for the premier of the documentary film Anne Morgan’s War / L’Autre chemin des Dames, with a reception following at 7 p.m.

Leary has over 45 years of experience promoting French language and culture and has received three French government awards. Morgan, a musician and a conductor, is a board member of the American Friends of Blérancourt.

Anne Morgan, daughter of the financier J.P. Morgan, was a philanthropist who provided aid in France after WWI and WWII and supported working women in the US and in Europe in the fight for fair labor standards.

The exhibit is comprised of 29 photographs and an 18-minute compilation of black-and-white film footage commissioned by Anne Morgan for fundraising purposes and now held in the archives of the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt in Picardy.

 

 

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Alliance Française de Milwaukee
Feb
16
to May 18

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Alliance Française de Milwaukee

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
and the Alliance Française de Milwaukee

"Anne Morgan’s War:
 American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924"

The Golda Meir Library
February 16 – May 18, 2018

An exhibition featuring remarkable photos and film footage depicting France’s devastated Picardy post-WWI and the American women volunteers who helped rebuild the region, will be on display in the UWM Golda Meir Library’s Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery from February 16 to May 18, 2018.

“Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924” is sponsored by the American Friends of Blérancourt; Alliance Français de Milwaukee; UWM Dept. of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature; UWM Libraries; Florence Gould Foundation; French Ministry of Culture and Communication; RMN l’agence photographique; UWM Dept. of History; and UWM Women’s and Gender Studies.

Anne Morgan, daughter of the financier J.P. Morgan, was a philanthropist who provided aid in France after WWI and WWII and supported working women in the US and in Europe in the fight for fair labor standards.

The exhibit is comprised of 29 photographs and an 18-minute compilation of black-and-white film footage commissioned by Anne Morgan for fundraising purposes and now held in the archives of the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt in Picardy.

EXHIBITION OPENING: March 6, 2018
A discussion with Elaine Leary and Miles Morgan

FILM PREMIERE: April 24, 2018
Premier of the documentary film “Anne Morgan’s War”/L’autre chemin des Dames
With Elaine Leary and Miles Morgan

For more information please visit
www.uwm.edu/libraries/event/anne-morgan-opening

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University of Southern Maine: Lewiston, Maine
Aug
28
to Sep 22

University of Southern Maine: Lewiston, Maine

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USM LAC Atrium Gallery, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
 

USM LAC Atrium Gallery, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

This exhibition of beautiful modern prints of vintage photographs and rare silent film footage brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken between 1917 and 1924 by 350 American women--all volunteers--who left comfortable lives in the United States to devote themselves to humanitarian aid in France.  

This exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt, in Picardy, France which was created by Anne Morgan and is today a national French museum devoted to the history of friendship and collaboration between the United States and France.

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 31, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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Coral Gables Museum: Coral Gables (Florida)
Sep
10
to Nov 28

Coral Gables Museum: Coral Gables (Florida)

Coral Gables Museum opening: (from left to right): Mme. Létrilliart, Miles Morgan, Christine Rupp-Director of Coral Gables Museum, Philippe Létrillart-Consul General of Franc

Coral Gables Museum opening: (from left to right): Mme. Létrilliart, Miles Morgan, Christine Rupp-Director of Coral Gables Museum, Philippe Létrillart-Consul General of Franc

"Anne Morgan's War" Exhibition in the Anthony R. Abraham Gallery

The exhibition of beautiful modern prints of vintage photographs and rare silent film footage brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken between 1917 and 1924 by 350 American women - all volunteers - who left comfortable lives in the United States to devote themselves to humanitarian aid in France. Barred from voting or serving in active combat, these women instead directed their considerable energy toward international relief work to counter the devastation of war. The dynamic leader of the group was Anne Morgan, daughter of prominent financier J. Pierpont Morgan, who collected private funds and founded the American Committee for Devastated France. In the tradition of Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale, this group of women lived alongside the rural people of Picardy, a region of northern France that had been ravaged during World War I. This special exhibition is supported in part by the American Friends of Blerancourt, The Florence Gould Foundation, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and RMN l'agence photographique.

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