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The Nevada Museum of Art presents the new exhibition Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II, organized by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
The exhibition tells the story of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops — the first mobile, multimedia, tactical deception unit in US Army history. The unit waged war with inflatable tanks and vehicles, fake radio traffic, sound effects and even phony generals, using imagination and illusion to trick the enemy while saving thousands of lives. Along with the 3133rd Signal Service Company in Italy, the unit helped liberate Europe from the grip of Nazi tyranny.
A companion exhibition Ellsworth Kelly: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation illustrates the artistic career of one of men who served in the ghost army.