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National Veterans Art Museum Promotional Day

The NVAM is having a promotional day on Tuesday, September 13th at U.S. Cellular Field.  The White Sox are playing the Detroit Tigers at 7:10 p.m. in what could be a critical game in determining the winner of the American League Eastern Division Champion.  Tickets start at $17 with a variety of packages.

The museum gets a portion of every ticket and it will help in their looming relocation effort — the  museum must find a new home in 2012.  Click here to read a recent article about the museum and the relocation efforts.
To get more information or to purchase tickets, click here:
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Mission
The National Veterans Art Museum inspires greater understanding of the real impact of war with a focus on Vietnam. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits art inspired by combat and created by veterans.

History
In 1981, a few Vietnam combat veterans put together an artistic and historical collection that would become a timeless, humanistic statement of war on behalf of all veterans for future generations.

The Vietnam Veterans Art Group was created in Chicago in 1981. One year later, the group mounted its first exhibit of veteran artwork entitled, Reflexes and Reflections, which toured museums and galleries across the country.

The overwhelming emotional response to the work, along with an increasing amount of contributions by artists, led to the official establishment of a permanent museum. After viewing the collection, Mayor Richard Daley was so personally moved that he allocated a permanent building to house the collection. The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum opened its doors at 1801 S. Indiana Avenue in 1996.
Stretching Beyond Vietnam

Since 2003, the museum has broadened its mission to include art by veterans of all wars. In 2010, we dropped the word Vietnam from the name to become the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM). Today, NVAM is still located in Chicago’s South Loop and houses over 2,000 works of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, poetry and music. All the works in the Museum’s permanent collection were created and comprised by more than 255 artists.

The artwork presented at the museum provides a unique viewpoint on the controversial subject of war to all visitors. It is a tenuous and reflective balance of beauty and horror, giving unique insight into the psyche of combat veterans and consequential hindsight war leaves on its survivors.

Stretching Beyond Vietnam
Since 2003, the museum has broadened its mission to include art by veterans of all wars. In 2010, we dropped the word Vietnam from the name to become the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM).  Today, NVAM is still located in Chicago’s South Loop and houses over 2,000 works of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, poetry and music. All the works in the Museum’s permanent collection were created and comprised by more than 255 artists.

The artwork presented at the museum provides a unique viewpoint on the controversial subject of war to all visitors. It is a tenuous and reflective balance of beauty and horror, giving unique insight into the psyche of combat veterans and consequential hindsight war leaves on its survivors.