Truth and Memory exhibition at The Imperial War Museum, supported by the Reuben Foundation
The Reuben Foundation provided a substantial contribution towards the Imperial War Museum’s major art exhibition, Truth and Memory, in order to support the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary art initiative. The exhibition was opened in July 2014 by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Truth and Memory is the largest exhibition of British First World War art for almost 100 years. Comprising over 120 artworks, this major retrospective will feature the most iconic images to emerge from the First World War, including paintings by Paul Nash, Percy Wyndham Lewis, CRW Nevinson, Stanley Spencer and William Orpen, as well as lesser known, yet significant works.
Speaking at the opening event, The Duke of Cambridge said: “These Galleries bring to life the common effort and the common sacrifices of those who lived through the First World War, Today, I am proud to declare them officially open. In 1920, King George V believed this museum would be an inspiration for future generations. I am very pleased to say it is.”
The Reubens said, “The Reuben Foundation is proud to support the Imperial War Museum, including this Truth and Memory exhibition of First World War art. Our hope is that the exhibition and art programme will reach out to new audiences, as we mark the centenary of the First World War.”
The Imperial War Museum tells the story of people who have lived, fought and died in conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth since the First World War. The Imperial War Museum’s five branches attract over 2 million visitors each year.