To bridge the gap between the perception and the reality of combat, the National Veterans Art Museum offers a place where all can experience combat inspired art. NVAM provides both a physical and emotional space for veterans and civilians of all ages to come gain a new appreciation for how the split-second decisions made in combat can impact a lifetime.


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Maurice Costello: Back to "The Nam"

August 17, 2019 - January 25, 2020

Maurice Costello: Back to "The Nam", features artwork by Vietnam veteran and artist Maurice Costello. The works featured in “Back to ‘The NAM'” depict personal recollections and sometimes haunting images that lay bare the emotions that have never before been shared by the aging combatant and provide a deeper introspection into the horror that is war. This collection of Costello’s work provides a vivid representation of the evolution and breadth of his approach to art and life.

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Selections from the NVAM Collection

Begun in 1981 as a traveling exhibit of the Vietnam Veterans Art Group, predecessor of the National Veterans Art Museum, the NVAM Permanent Collection has grown to over 2,500 works of art created by more than 250 artists, all veterans of conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan. The current exhibit features artists Cleveland Wright, Helen White, Charles Shobe, Jack Chevalier, John Plunkett, Jerry Frech, Bill Dugan, Richard Olsen, and more.



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