CHICAGO, IL –(ENEWSPF)–May 25, 2017. The National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM), in honor of Memorial Day 2017, will begin special programming from Saturday May 27th through Monday May 29th—Memorial Day—to reflect on the courage and sacrifice of all Americans who lost their lives in the military service.
In correlation with the City of Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 27th Veteran docents will be onsite at the Above and Beyond fielding questions from visitors and offering authentic insights about the impact of war.
In honor of Memorial Day, Monday May 29th, NVAM will have open hours 10AM-5PM of the newly opened Vietnam Transformed: The Art of Richard J. Olsen as Symbolic Reality. NVAM will host a special book-reading event from 1-3PM at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue featuring veteran contributors to I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War published by Big Shoulders Books in 2015 and music from the California-based Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band.
The public is invited to join the National Veterans Art Museum on Memorial Day Weekend to honor and remember the courage and sacrifice of those who gave all.
Saturday May 27: ABOVE AND BEYOND – SPECIAL VIEWING WITH DOCENTS
All members of the public are invited to contemplate the meaning of Memorial Day with us. Veteran docents will be available onsite at the Above and Beyond memorial offering factual and personal insights about the Above and Beyond memorial installation on extended exhibition at the Harold Washington Library Center.
2PM Taps played by Sister Sue Kilduski
Saturday 12PM-4PM at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.
(Free, no RSVP Required)
Monday May 29: MEMORIAL DAY 2017, I Remember, Chicago Veterans of War Reading
Veteran readings and contributions to I Remember, Chicago Veterans of War with music from Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band
1PM-3PM at NVAM, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor
10AM-5PM NVAM Special Open Hours
(Free, no RSVP Required)
About the National Veterans Art Museum
Located in Chicago, NVAM’s comprehensive permanent collection of combat-inspired art comprises over 2,500 pieces. The collection includes art inspired from the time of World War II to the present day. The collection was built to inspire an understanding of the impact of combat on the individuals who served as well as our society at large. And the permanent collection—spanning over 30 years—continues to grow, including painting, print, photography, and sculpture. The National Veterans Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM.
While the NVAM is one of the only museums in the world to collect and exhibit artwork exclusively created by veterans in a permanent exhibition, it also provides important programming for veterans, their families, and the community. For more information about the National Veterans Art Museum, visit www.nvam.org, or call 312-326-0270.