A new art exhibit and event in Chicago wants to challenge assumptions about military veterans and their experiences. On Friday, the National Veterans Art Museum located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. opened its first-ever Triennial and Veteran Art Summit. The event, to be held every three years, features the works of 50 veteran artists, writers and performers from around the country. It also includes presentations, workshops and discussions.
Brendan Foster, executive director at the NVAM, said the event is “about connection. It’s connecting veterans to other veterans and veteran artists.”
The exhibit was curated by NVAM fellows funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each fellow brings a different specialty, such as poetry or performance.