Mary Margaret Uhrig and Dennis Simon
The Frontiers of Flight Museum recently hosted a VIP reception to launch the opening of its newest exhibit titled “The Art of Persuasion: Wartime Propaganda Posters from the Rogge Dunn Graphic Art Collection.” The collection located the Museum’s Browning Gallery commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a dynamic collection of rare vintage poster art including recruiting, propaganda and home front morale images from World Wars I and II.
They include the poster that created the iconic image of “Uncle Sam.” The collection has been accumulated over several decades by one of Dallas’ toughest trial lawyers, Rogge Dunn, and can be enjoyed by the public now through January 31, 2015.
During the reception Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Frontiers of Flight Museum welcomed Museum supporters and special guests to preview the new collection. “This unique exhibit is significant for both its historical and educational value,” said Sutterfield-Jones. “Several of the posters have an aviation theme, and all of them sought to influence public opinion and support their nation’s war effort.”
Dunn explained that the exhibit enables viewers to experience the atmosphere and attitudes of the war generations and gives viewers a feel for the war-time sacrifices made by America’s “Greatest Generation.” The display includes more than three dozen works of graphic and rare art from France, Germany, England, Russia and the United States, which highlight significant aspects of world history.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is located at 6911 Lemmon Avenue (at University) in Dallas, at the southeast corner of Dallas Love Field Airport. Over 30 aircraft and space vehicles are on display, including the Command Module from the Apollo 7 space mission, the only flight simulator ever built for the SR-71 “Blackbird” spy plane, the only moon rock in North Texas, and thousands of rare aviation artifacts, photos and memorabilia. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Regular admission rates are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+); $5 for children/youth ages 3 through 17; and free for children under age 3. For more information, call (214) 350-1651 or visit www.flightmuseum.com.