2012-02-23 / Arts & Entertainment News

‘Memories of World War II’

Photographs on exhibit at Naples Museum of Art

More than 100 rare and iconic photographs from Associated Press photographers, a photographic journey through World War II, are on exhibit at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art through Saturday, April 7.

For the duration of the exhibition, all active and retired members of the Armed Forces and Reserve enjoy free museum admission by showing their service ID.

“We are pleased to share this emotionally engaging exhibit with those who have honorably served our country,” says Philharmonic Center CEO Kathleen van Bergen.

“Memories of World War II” features photographs from all theaters of the Second World War and the home front, ranging from familiar scenes of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor to Joe Rosenthal’s classic Iwo Jima flag-raising in 1945 to dozens of pictures not seen in decades. Many photos credit AP staff photographers by name; others came from anonymous Army or Navy photographers. Some of the photographers were killed in combat; others went on to postwar prominence.

“All of the pictures were transmitted at some time on AP wires, but some probably have not been touched since the war,” said Charles Zoeller, curator of the exhibition and chief of AP’s photo library.

The Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The museum is at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.

For more information, call 597-1900 or visit www.ThePhil.org. ¦

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