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Tears of Stone: World War I Remembered

This exhibition presents a moving examination of the haunting cemetery sites of World War I captured on film by photographer Jane Alden Stevens. Appropriately, as WWI was a war closely associated with the poetry of such important writers as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Rupert Brooke, the installation allows viewers to participate in the process of remembrance by writing down their own thoughts and observations. During five trips to WWI battlegrounds and memorials in France, Belgium, England, Germany, and Alsace-Lorraine, Stevens recorded these plains and hillsides where nearly a century ago battles were fought and thousands of lives were lost. Almost a hundred years later, WWI provides a timely reminder of the sacrifices and the courage that accompany the reality of war.