Yelp Salute Our Troops Featured Event: Jim Steg Exhibition Tour

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New Orleans Museum of Art says
While NOMA's walls are no stranger to the depictions of wars over the centuries, the works celebrating the life-spanning accomplishments of printmaker, World War II veteran, and professor Jim Steg will be on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) through October 8, 2017 in "Jim Steg: New Work".

Among many of the notable chapters in his story, Steg served in the World War II division known as the Ghost Army, which was responsible for deceiving the armies of the Third Reich by faking troop movements using inflatable tanks and other theatrical props and equipment. The Ghost Army was comprised of a number of soldiers with artistic or theatrical backgrounds, including artist Ellsworth Kelly and fashion designer Bill Blass. During the war, Steg produced dozens of graphite or watercolor portraits of civilians, soldiers, or refugees that he encountered along the way. It is likely that the refugees he depicted did not live to see the war's end, making these drawings a haunting, but lasting, legacy. These works, and others, will be on display at NOMA.

Since this series of work coincides with Yelp Salutes Our Troops, NOMA will be keeping our doors open a little later for an intimate group of interested Yelpers to hear more about the collection from Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, Prints, and Drawings.

Courtesy of the Helis Foundation, the admission will be complimentary to Louisiana residents so please bring your state I.D. with you if you are on the confirmed guest list. You are also welcome to come earlier than the designated 5:30 PM start time to peruse the rest of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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By: New Orleans Museum of Art

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