Vanityfair.com: Westminster, National Churchill Museum, and New Churchill Paintings Exhibit
A recent post on Vanityfair.com features Westminster College and the National Churchill Museum’s role in “The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill,” the most significant display of Sir Winston Churchill’s paintings ever to be exhibited in North America.
In “Why Missouri Is Hosting a Major Retrospective of Winston Churchill’s Paintings,” Vanity Fair contributor Derek Blasberg points out the significance of Churchill’s visit to Westminster College and discusses the significance of art in Churchill’s life:
“We Missourians feel a connection to Winston Churchill. In 1946, Churchill made a famous speech in Fulton, Missouri, at Westminster College, where he warned the world of impending complicated relations with the Soviet Union, predicting the Cold War and introducing the term “Iron Curtain” to the political vernacular. Anyone, such as myself, who grew up in Missouri has made the obligatory school field trip to Westminster and hugged the Churchill statue commemorating this speech. It makes sense, then, that the state will play host to the most comprehensive collection of Churchill’s paintings ever to be presented, debuting today at Washington University in St. Louis, in its Kemper Art Museum, and curated by Tim Riley of the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College. (And, just an F.Y.I.: my mom was the one who told me about this show because, well, proud Missourians keep other proud Missourians in the loop.)”
The Churchill exhibit is a collaboration between the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, MO, and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. “The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill” will be exhibited November 13, 2015, through February 14, 2016, at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.