National Vietnam Veterans Art MuseumThe Museum's collection began in the late '70s with three veteran artists and a small group of volunteers. The Museum opened in August, 1996 and is located at 1801 S. Indiana Avenue in Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue District. This Museum houses the only fine arts collection of its kind in
Currently the Museum includes works from 115 artists from the United States, Australia, Cambodia, Thailand and North and South Vietnam. There are paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures and a collection of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong artifacts such as medals, uniforms
Vietnam Veteran's SculptureDressed to Kill by Joseph C. Fornelli is of teak and brass 50-caliber shell castings done in 1965. "Any warrior has something happen when he puts on his battle clothes - you feel that it gives you a kind of magical power, makes you invisible or gives you strength inside. So something takes over that as a rational person you know is ridiculous. But if you thought that way in combat you'd be dead. You're so
Sacred Ground of Vietnam Veterans Art MuseumThe National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum is adamantly apolitical and its mission is to tell the story of the Vietnam War through the artwork of those who experienced the
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