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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Current Exhibit: NVAM Triennial

5/3/2018 - 7/29/2019

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.

National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) | 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL

Chicago Cultural Center (CCC) | 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL

DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) | 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Saturday, May 25th; Above and Beyond, 400 South State Street, Chicago, IL. Taps will be played at 1:00PM.

Observe the true meaning of Memorial day and visit Above and Beyond as a place for reflection, contemplation, and respect.  NVAM staff and docents will be present throughout the day at NVAM's reverent memorial to service members who lost their lives in Vietnam.

Monday, May 27th; NVAM Memorial Day Hours, 11:00AM-4:00PM, 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL.

Join the National Veterans Art Museum in our annual program to honor the fallen on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 1-3PM.  NVAM will host Veteran contributors to the book "I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War" as they share powerful reflections from their personal war experience.

Quilts of Valor Monthly Sew-In


Join the Chicago Chapter of Quilts of Valor to for their monthly sew, every Third Saturday, at The National Veterans Art Museum! The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.




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