National Veterans Art Museum Triennial & Veteran Art Summit

On War & Survival

Exhibition May 3, 2019 - July 29, 2019

Summit May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019

 

Register here for the exhibition openings & Veteran Art Summit Programs here: https://bit.ly/2U0cXxT

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. The NVAM Triennial exhibition opening coincides with the Veteran Art Summit featuring a series of presentations, workshops, panels, and discussions on May 3–5 at the Chicago Cultural Center, National Veterans Art Museum, and the DePaul Art Museum.



TRIENNIAL & VETERAN ART SUMMIT SCHEDULE

Summit Programs | Chicago Cultural Center

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm (Afternoon session at DePaul Art Museum)

 

Triennial Exhibition Openings

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Open/Closed at the National Veterans Art Museum (With open mic hosted by Warrior Writers)

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | Making Meaning, Convergence, Conflict Exchange, & Veteran Movements all open at the Chicago Cultural Center

 

Additional Triennial Exhibition Openings

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee at the DePaul Art Museum

Register for the exhibition openings & Veteran Art Summit Programs here: https://bit.ly/2U0cXxT

 

VENUES

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

 

TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION

The NVAM Triennial exhibition is unique in the history of triennials in that it will not only highlight contemporary veteran art practices, but will draw the connection between contemporary artworks and the history of veteran creative practices over the past century. To accomplish this the NVAM Triennial exhibition examines the signs, symbols, forms, techniques, and strategies that veterans use across generations to create meaning out of war, seek justice, and imagine reconciliation. Additionally, the Triennial brings these concepts to the broader public to foster a better understanding of the impact of war across all facets of society. The NVAM Triennial centers around three correlating installations at the Chicago Cultural Center (CCC), and exhibitions at the National Veterans Art Museum and DePaul Art Museum (DPAM).

 

FEATURED VETERAN ARTISTS, WRITERS, & PERFORMERS

Jesse Albrecht, Anthony Aiello, Ralph Arnold, Hipolito Arriaga, Rick Bartow, Drew Cameron, Kelly Carter, Horace Coleman, E.E. Cummings, Michael Cox, Matthew Deibel, Alicia Dietz, Otto Dix, Rodney Ewing, Eric J. Garcia, Fanny Garcia, Nicole Goodwin, Sharon Grant Wildwind, Randolph Harmes, Rolando Hinojosa, Amber Hoy, Ken Hruby, Richard Olsen, Jasper Johns, David Keefe, Michael Kelley, Kenneth Koch, Ash Kyrie, Jacob Lawrence, Jim Leedy, Joseph Lefthand, Jack Levine, Monty Little, Kiam Marcelo, Howard Nemerov, Junio, Ulysses S. Marshall, Leo McStravick, Cao Ba Minh, Robert Morris, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, James Raczkowski, Karin Rodney-Haapala, Roy Scranton, Brandon Secrest, Alan Seeger, Gerald Sheffield, Mary Louise Sorrin, Karen Skolfield, Ehren Tool, Anthony Torres, Keith Wilson, Richard Yohnka, Yeon J. Yue, and Cleveland Wright.

 

With special guest Iraqi-American artists Wafaa Bilal.

 

VETERAN ART SUMMIT

The NVAM Veteran Art Summit brings together veteran artists from across the United States to strengthen the emerging veteran art movement. Exploring what it means to be an artist and a veteran today, attendees will learn from their peers through presentations, workshops, panels, and discussions. The Summit will also offer collaborative and networking opportunities.  

 

SUMMIT PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

(The following schedule is subject to updates as rooms are confirmed for the Summit.)

Register here for the exhibition openings & Veteran Art Summit Programs here: https://bit.ly/2U0cXxT

 

May 3, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm | Registration, Reception, & Coat Check | CCC Near GAR & GAR Rotunda

1:00pm - 3:30pm | Conflict Exchange Combat Paper engagement open for dropins | Garland Gallery

1:00pm - 4:30pm | Ehren Tool pulling memorial and war cups | Central Michigan Gallery

1:00pm & 3:00pm | Exhibition tours begin at the registration table

10:00am - 11:00am | Welcome & Introduction | CCC GAR Hall

11:00am - 12:00pm | Opening Performance | CCC GAR Hall

12:00pm - 1:30pm | Lunch Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm | OPEN PLATFORM (15 minute presentations) | CCC GAR Hall

    Veteran artists & community members sign up here to give an artist talk.

    https://goo.gl/forms/adcL3HbeGzW3N2N33

1:30pm - 3:00pm | NEH Discussion | CCC Conference Room

    Hosted by NEH NVAM Curatorial Fellow Kevin Basl

1:30pm - 3:00pm | NEH Discussion | CCC Learning Lab

    Hosted by NEH NVAM Curatorial Fellow Amber Hoy

3:30pm - 5:00pm | PANEL: Survival and Making Meaning | CCC Cassidy Theater

    Hosted by NEH NVAM Curatorial Fellow Kevin Basl with special guests Roy Scranton & Wafaa Bilal

5:00pm - 7:00pm | Dinner Break (Transition to National Veterans Art Museum)

7:00pm - 9:00pm | Open/Closed Exhibition Opening Program | NVAM

8:00pm - 9:00pm | Poetry Reading & Open Mic | NVAM

    Hosted by Warrior Writers (Veteran poets sign up here to share a poem.)

    Veteran poets sign up here to share a poem.

    https://goo.gl/forms/yaX3fmPr7vfU6w5g2

 

May 4, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm | Registration, Reception, & Coat Check | CCC Near GAR & GAR Rotonda

10:00am - 5:00pm | Ehren Tool pulling memorial and war cups | Central Michigan Gallery

10:00am - 3:00pm | Conflict Exchange Combat Paper engagement open for drop-ins | Garland Gallery

11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm | Exhibition tours begin at the registration table

10:00am - 12:30pm | WORKSHOP: Anatomy of a War Poem | CCC Conference Room

    Hosted by Warrior Writers (All skill levels welcome)

10:00am - 12:30pm | Performance Lab Presentations & Discussion | CCC Learning Lab

    Hosted by Carlos Sirah

10:00am - 12:30pm | OPEN PLATFORM (15 minute presentations) with featured artist Jessica Putnam-Phillips hosted by Yvette Pino | GAR Hall

    Veteran artists & community members sign up here to give an artist talk.

    https://goo.gl/forms/adcL3HbeGzW3N2N33

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Lunch Break & Tour

1:30pm - 3:00pm | PANEL - TBD | CCC Cassidy Theater

1:30pm - 3:00pm | PANEL Open/Closed | CCC Learning Lab

    Hosted by NEH NVAM Curatorial Fellow Amber Hoy

1:30pm - 3:00pm | NEH Discussion | CCC Conference Room

    Hosted by NEH NVAM Curatorial Fellow Carlos Sirah

3:30pm - 5:00pm | NEH Discussion | CCC Conference Room

    Hosted by NEH NVAM Curatorial Fellow Yvette Pino

3:30pm - 5:00pm | WORKSHOP  Combat Paper | Garland Gallery

    Hosted by Wafaa Bilal, Alicia Dietz, and Drew Cameron

5:00pm - 6:30pm | Dinner Break & Tour

6:30pm - 9:00pm | Triennial Exhibition Opening Program | CCC Galleries

7:30pm - 9:00pm | Plenary Performance | CCC Cassidy Theater



May 5, 2019

10:00am - 11:15am | NEH Culminating Discussion | CCC GAR

    Hosted by Aaron Hughes and NEH NVAM Curatorial Fellow Edgar Gonzalez-Baeza

11:45am - 12:30pm | Closing Performance | CCC GAR

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Lunch Break (Transition to DePaul Art Museum)

1:30pm - 3:00pm | Eric J. Garcia Exhibition & Book Talk | DePaul Art Museum

 

Register here for the exhibition openings & Veteran Art Summit Programs here: https://bit.ly/2U0cXxT



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

OPENING RECEPTION

Open/Closed

National Veterans Art Museum

Friday, May 3rd, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Volunteers will help staff the opening reception for the exhibition Open/Closed at the National Veterans Art Museum. In addition to assisting with the set-up of the opening night, volunteers will staff the reception table, act as docents, and assist with food and drinks.

To volunteer for Open/Closed, please apply here.

https://goo.gl/forms/yJaTL7EKqf7jGPes1



VETERAN ART SUMMIT

Chicago Cultural Center

Friday, May 3rd - Sunday, May 5th

NOTE: To volunteer for these positions, applicants must be available for training at the Chicago Cultural Center on April 27th, from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

Registration Volunteers  

May 3rd - 4th

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1 hour break for lunch)

Registration volunteers will welcome visitors and staff the registration table. Duties will include assisting visitors with registering for the Summit and explaining its various events, panels, and tours.

 

Wayfinding Volunteers

May 3rd - 5th  

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (1 hour break for lunch)

Wayfinding volunteers will be posted throughout the Chicago Cultural Center, assisting visitors through the space, ensuring that visitors are keeping a safe distance from the artwork, and answer general questions regarding the Summit and the events occuring at any given day.

 

Workshop and Talk Volunteers

May 3rd - 5th

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshop and talk volunteers will assist with the set-up and logistics of the various talks and workshops during the Summit. They will assist with set-up, ensure that speakers are in their venues at the correct time, and lead visitors to workshops, talks, and tours occurring throughout the day.

To volunteer for the Summit, please apply here.

https://goo.gl/forms/aryRX3RDLQnJwpco2

 

VENUES & PARTNERS

Chicago Cultural Center | 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL

Chicago Cultural Center (CCC) is the nation’s first and most comprehensive free municipal cultural venue. Every year, the Chicago Cultural Center presents hundreds of free international, national, regional and local artists, musicians and performers, providing a showcase where the public can enjoy and learn about the arts.

www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenter.html

DePaul Art Museum | 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL

DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) is a world-class museum located in the heart of Lincoln Park on DePaul University’s campus. DPAM is open to the public and presents four to nine temporary exhibitions per year with a permanent collection of more than 3,500 objects with strengths in international modern and contemporary art.

artmuseum.depaul.edu

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

www.neh.gov

University of Illinois at Chicago, Museum and Exhibition Studies Program (UIC MUSE) is an interdisciplinary graduate program with a social justice focus. It emphasizes the evolving social and political contexts of today’s cultural institutions and provides students with the intellectual and professional background necessary to thrive in a multitude of positions, including as curators, gallery directors, museum educators, exhibition developers, and professionals within the emerging spheres of digital information-sharing.

artandarthistory.uic.edu/uic_muse

Richard Harris Art Collection

Richard Harris grew up in New York and graduated from Queens College with a degree in Economics and a strong background in art history. After a long career in the art reproduction business, he began building his own collection. Over the past 40 years, he has accumulated over 1,500 objects exploring themes of death and mortality.

www.richardharrisartcollection.com