World War II was a time when Russia was our ally and Germany our enemy. When the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, art came to the morale-building rescue of the people by way of the TASS News Agency. Writers and artists got together to create extremely large posters - big enough to fit into a window - and turned out one nearly every day.
Artists were galvanized into action to defend their country and creativity flowered. These posters are being seen for the first time since World War II in an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945 will run July 31-October 23, 2011.
Member Previews: July 28, 10:30–8:00, and July 29–30, 10:30–5:00
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404