Dear Friends of NVAM,
For the health, safety and well-being of our guests, volunteers, staff and community, NVAM will remain temporarily closed through Tuesday, April 7, 2020 as we continue to navigate the escalating impact of COVID-19.
All public events, including programs and tours remain on hiatus in support of preventative care efforts to help stop the further spread of COVID-19.
In commitment to our mission, we are developing and sharing content through our social media channels and website. Follow along as we continue to digitally exhibit veteran-created art and engage our followers to think about the impact of conflict on our society, community and nation.
We will continue to work with Chicago and Illinois public health officials and will update our website with any new developments.
March 13, 2020
To support preventative care efforts to help stop further spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of our community, we have decided to temporarily close starting Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, April 7. Additional measures may be made next week as we monitor the impact of the steps taken locally and nationally. Public events, including programs and tours, are canceled through the end of March.
We do not have any known cases of COVID-19 connected to NVAM. Our utmost priority is to minimize the chances that infectious disease could spread among the visitors, staff and volunteers at NVAM and in the community.
Thank you for your continued support of our mission to preserve and exhibit Veteran Art. We look forward to seeing you back at the museum.
When you enter the National Veterans Art Museum, one of the first artworks you encounter is the Lionehearted artwork, created by US Air Force Veteran, Shawn Ganther. Lionhearted features 24 ceramic plates painted with portraits of 22 Veterans of all branches of the Iraq and Afghanistan War. Each portrait is tied to a interview from the Lionhearted Project created by US Army Veteran Shane Ruiz. The two Chicago-based Veterans, US Army Veteran Chris Groleau, and US Air Force Veteran Brent Webb, revisit their experience from the Lionhearted Project and the Lionhearted Artwork in its permanent home at NVAM, one year later.
Thank you Kari Williams from VFW Magazine for highlighting NVAM's current exhibition, “Maurice Costello: Back to the Nam” as part of the discussion on veterans using art to tell their stories in the September 2019 Issue. See the article online and visit NVAM to see the show!
Chicago Tribune: Chicago veterans museum acquires Kurt Vonnegut art prints
By Tribune news services
The National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago has acquired 31 screen prints by the American writer Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The museum announced the acquisition Tuesday. An exhibit of Vonnegut artwork is on display at the museum through May 6.