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Into the Breach: Windsor and Southwestern Ontario in Times of War

November 10, 2007 - February 3, 2008

AWE Gallery

War has a profound effect on the lives of the citizenry. People die and lives are disrupted. Social values and more transform. Gender roles shift. National borders can change. All of this has ocurred in Windsor and Southwestern Ontario. The Seven Years War, the War of 1812, the Fenian Raids, World Wars I and II, and other conflicts have dramatically affected the landscape and populace of our region.

The Gallery is pleased to present Into the Breach: Windsor and Southwestern Ontario in Times of War. The exhibition is a multimedia display bringing together paintings, photographs, books and manuscripts from a number of institutions, including the Canadian War Musuem in Ottawa, the University of Windsor’s Archives and Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Detroit Public Library. Guest curated by Dr. Brian M. Owens, Archivist and Rare Book Librarian at the University of Windsor, the exhibit focuses upon the social repercussions of local and international conflagrations. Due to his passion and expertise in social memory and the impact of war on society, Dr. Owens brings to the exhibition a novel and unique insight.

This event is a collaboration between the University of Windsor and the AGW.



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