National Veterans Art Museum Triennial: On War & Survival

May 2–July 28, 2019

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North, and
Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East

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With a focus on the visual, literary, performative and creative practices of veterans, the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial explores a century of war and survival while challenging the perception that war is something only those who have served in the military can comprehend. Throughout history, art has provided a frame to create meaning out of the complicated experience of war, seek justice and imagine reconciliation. The NVAM Triennial draws on this history to connect today’s veteran artists with the history of veteran creative practices and their impact on society over the past century. The exhibition coincides with the Veteran Art Summit happening in Chicago May 2–5, with additional presentations, workshops, panels and discussions happening at the National Veterans Art Museum and the DePaul Museum. For more information, visit nvam.org/triennial.

 

Public Programs:

Procession: Return to the Body

Friday, May 3, 11am–12pm

GAR Rotunda, 2nd Floor North – North Stairwell from 2nd to 4th floor – Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

 

Meet the Artist Activity

Friday, May 3, 1:30–3pm; May 17, 12–2pm; June 7 & 21, 12–2pm

Saturday, May 4, 1:30–3pm; May 11, 18 & 25, 1–3pm

Learning Lab, 1st Floor West

Art can provide a framework to create meaning out of the complicated experience of war. Meet and work with artists whose experience as veterans continue to shape their creative practice.

 

Amal by the Combat Hippies followed by This is Not A Drill by Jefferson Pinder

Saturday, May 4, 7:30–8:45pm

4th Floor North Stairwell – Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

 

Gallery Talk

Thursday, May 16, 12:15pm

Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North

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