In our museum we display various artworks from the NVAM collection. In addition we show special exhibitions, as well as participating in traveling exhibitions.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
Above and Beyond - on display at The Harold Washington Library—400 S. State St.—Above and Beyond comprises 58,307 dog tags. Each dog tag represents a person in the Vietnam War and is arranged in date order of death. And, each dog tag shows their name, date of death and military branch.
The Things They Carried - inspired by Tim O’Brien’s book The Things They Carried, this exhibit serves as a visual companion that illustrates the narrative with fine art and photography from veterans that lived the stories in the novel.
Kurt Vonnegut - Born on Armistice Day, November 11th, 1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr. came of age as World War Two gained momentum and shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor and Adolf Hitler declared war against the United States.
Selections from the Permanent Collection - Currently featuring a gallery of female veteran artwork selections such as U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Victoria Bryers and USMC Iraq Veteran Chantelle Bateman. The main gallery features painting and sculptural selections from the over 2,500 works by 250+ veteran artists of conflicts from WWII to Afghanistan in NVAM's permanent collection.