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.
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The National Veterans Art Museum is excited to present Original Warrior, our new exhibition which explores the complex Native American relationships between warrior and community, warrior and war, and warrior and service.
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Date: 5/19/2018 - 9/22/2018
The exhibit, Artifacts, examines the personal, cultural, and historical significance of objects that have specific meaning to those directly and indirectly impacted by war.
"Above and Beyond"
The Vietnam War Memorial - 58,307 hanging dog tags created by Veterans
Date: 2/20/2016 - 4/15/2020
Above and Beyond is comprised of 58,307 dog tags. Each dog tag represents the death of military personnel 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
NVAM's Permanent Exhibit based on the book by Tim O'brien
Date: 9/13/2014 - 12/31/2019
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM (CST)
On September 13th, 2014 the National Veterans Art Museum reopened its permanent exhibit The Things They Carried in a brand new gallery space meant to be more immersive for viewers.