Poster Exhibit: "Views of the Native Land" Early 20th Century Lithuanian Americans Celebrate the Land, the Past, and Freedom
May 4 – October 30, 2017
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
2622 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
“Views of the Native Land: Early 20th Century Lithuanian Americans Celebrate the Land, the Past, and Freedom” an exhibition of historic posters from the collections of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, will be on display at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. from May 4 to October 30, 2017.
The first decades of the twentieth century witnessed the continuation of cultural, social, and political activism in Lithuanian American communities, as evidenced in posters from the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture featured in this exhibition. Authored and published by several sources from approximately 1919 to the early 1950s, the posters depict the jubilation of Lithuanian Americans at achieving independence, a yearning for their ancestral land, and a recognition of the promise and opportunity provided by their adopted country, the United States of America. The posters themselves were used as advertisements for Lithuanian stores, as calendars, and for other patriotic and community purposes.
ADDRESS: 2622 16th Str., NW Washington, DC 20009