National Veterans Art Museum

4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641


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Since its inception in 1981, the museum collects, preserves and exhibits art inspired by combat and created by veterans of all wars. 

riginally focused on art by Vietnam vets, the museum expanded in scope to include all veterans in 2003.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • The Things They Carried

    Sep 13 2014 - Dec 31 2019

    20+ Vietnam veteran artists ask the central question “how to tell a true war story?”

  • Above and Beyond

    Feb 20 2016 - Apr 15 2020

    58,307 hanging dog tags commemorate the death of military personnel in the Vietnam War