Long before the phrase "Keep Calm and Carry On" became an Internet meme (examples: "Keep Calm and Call Batman," "Keep Calm and Big Bird On"), the rallying call for peace was a 1939 British poster produced at the outset of World War II. The effort also united England's creative class of artists, fashion designers, architects and filmmakers, who each contributed women's dresses and uniforms, air-raid shelter designs and agitprop. The new show at the Norton Museum of Art (1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach), "Keep Calm and Carry On: World War II and the British Home Front, 1938-1951," is tied to the venue's weekly Art After Dark series from 5 to 9 tonight. Included is a tour of the exhibit, screenings of the new WWII doc "Shot Up and Shot Down," focusing on three B-17 crewmen who eventually retired to Boca Raton; live music from jazz trio Porcelain Ensemble; and a special exhibition of WWII-era art by Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock and Henry Moore. $5-$12, free for veterans. 561-832-5196 or Norton.org.
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