Joseph Sheppard's Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Please join the University of Maryland University College community for the exhibition Horrors of War by renowned Baltimore artist Joseph Sheppard.

War atrocities are unimaginable to most people. Bringing these incomprehensible acts to light is what painter and sculptor Joseph Sheppard accomplishes in this series of paintings depicting horrific massacres of World War II.

The works chronicle the annihilation, ruthlessness, and cruelty that human beings have inflicted on one another in the name of war. The images are both sickening and terrifying, which is precisely why the artist believes they must be portrayed and exhibited.

Horrors of War first opened in Pietrasanta, Italy, in August 2014, during the 70th anniversary of the Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre. The exhibition premiered to a crowd who understood the horrors of war.

The exhibition includes a documentary video on the involvement of the Buffalo Soldiers in the war in Italy. That infantry unit, the 92nd, was composed entirely of African American soldiers.

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Exhibition Dates

October 30, 2016–October 29, 2017

Exhibition Hours

9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily


Dorothy L. and Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. Painting Gallery
The Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard
University of Maryland University College
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783 | Directions