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The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

Traveling Exhibit

Exhibit Overview

The extraordinary story of The Ghost Army is now available as a traveling exhibit. Produced  in partnership between the University of Michigan and Plate of Peas Productions, the exhibit displays many rare photographs and works of art created by men in the unit.  It premiered at the university's Hatcher Graduate Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan

“As we began to let people know about the exhibit, we found that interest grew rapidly and enthusiasm spread throughout our community.  The Ghost Army story is one people are excited to learn about!”

-Karen Jordan, Exhibits and Outreach Librarian, University of Michigan

The exhibit has since been expanded and modified by co-curators Rick Beyer and Liz Sayles. The newest addition to the exhibit is a realistic replica of the inflatable tanks used by the unit. The exhibithas been displayed, in different configurations, in New City NY, Mechanciville NY, Lexington MA, Beverly MA, Neillsville WI, and Woonsocket, RI.  It is headed to Naples, Florida and Cinncinnati Ohio in the spring of 2014.

Here are some photos of the exhibit in it different locales.

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Sample Comments left by visitors to the exhibit:

“Intriguing. Makes me feel proud. Such ingenuity.”

“Poignant artwork gives meaningful insights into some private moments”

“This is a story that should be told many times over.  Thanks for sharing it with us.”

There is also a separate exhibit of original Ghost Army art that has been exhibited in Nyack, NY and Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

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