Skip Navigation


Barham Rotunda Gallery

Images: Remembering the Vietnam War

Images: Remembering the Vietnam War

Barham Rotunda Gallery, February 20 — April 22

recalls what, before the war in Afghanistan, used to be known as “America‚Äôs longest war.”

A collection of TIME and LIFE magazine covers and photos, anti-war flyers and other artifacts from the time of the war recall the war, the losses, the protests, and the controversies of the times. The exhibit is timed for the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, the North Vietnamese attack and Viet Cong uprising in over 100 cities in South Vietnam, that began on January 30th of 1968. Although the US and South Vietnamese forces prevailed militarily, the Tet Offensive was a psychological and political victory for the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong). Support for the war dropped sharply. On March 31, President Johnson announced he would not run for reelection, restricted the bombing of North Vietnam and called for negotiations.

The war would drag on nearly another four years. Over 50,000 American soldiers perished. Estimates of Vietnamese deaths, North and South, civilians and combatants, are as high as 2 million.

The exhibition was curated by Professor Peter Vellon (History) and Hratch Zadoian (Political Science), with support of Sevastoula Kasparian (Library).

For non-content questions, please contact the Art Library:,,


This site conforms to the US Government Section 508 Accessibility Guidelines Valid XHTML Valid CSS