NVAM Triennial & Veteran Art Summit


NVAM Triennial & Veteran Art Summit

The internationally celebrated National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) organized the first ever National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit in Chicago. The Triennial and Summit features many artist from the emerging Veteran Art Movement.

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

With a focus on the visual, literary, performative and creative practices of veterans, the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit 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. A series of presentations, workshops, panels, and discussions will be held May 3 - 5 at the Chicago Cultural CenterDePaul Art Museum, and National Veterans Art Museum.

Veteran Art Summit Program | PDF

NVAM Triennial & Veteran Art Summit Resource Guide | PDF

NVAM Triennial & Veteran Art Summit Videos | YouTube

ExhibitionS, Programs, & VENUES

Chicago Cultural Center |
Making Meaning
Conflict Exchange
Veteran Movements
Return to the Body
(performance program)

National Veterans Art Museum |

DePaul Art Museum | 
Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee

Printed Literature & Education Resource Guide | PDF
Rendezvous with Death: A Century of War Poetry by Veterans (literature & education component)


Jesse Albrecht, Anthony Aiello, Ralph Arnold, Hipólito Arriaga, Rick Bartow, Drew Cameron, Kelly Carter, Horace Coleman, 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, Jasper Johns, Kiam Marcelo Junio, David Keefe, Michael Kelley, Ash Kyrie, Willyum LaBeija, Jacob Lawrence, Joseph Lefthand, Jack Levine, Monty Little, Ulysses S. Marshall, Hugh Martin, Leo McStravick, Cao Ba Minh, Robert Morris, Howard Nemerov, Richard Olsen, Jefferson Pinder, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, Khadijah Queen, James Razko, 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, & Cleveland Wright.

With special guest Iraqi-American artists Wafaa Bilal.