War, Art, & the Veteran.
On view October 22 through November 15
Milwaukee Art Museum hosts exhibition of artworks created by combat veterans. October 22–November 15, 2009
Milwaukee, WI – October 22, 2009 – In conjunction with the Wisconsin Warrior Summit being held at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center on October 22, the Milwaukee Art Museum is proud to host War, Art, & the Veteran, a display of artworks created by combat veterans, October 22–November 15, 2009. The exhibition was organized by the National Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, and Dryhootch, a veteran support network, and reflects the Milwaukee Art Museum’s shared commitment to the original, 1957 dedication of the War Memorial Center, “To Honor the Dead by Serving the Living.”
War, Art, & the Veteran will feature the paintings, sculptures, and photographs of combat veterans who have served our country in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, among others. Over 65 works will be on view in the Museum’s Schroeder Galleria. The Wisconsin Warriors Summit, whose mission is “dedicated to coordinating a comprehensive community response to the mental health needs of veterans and their families,” is being held in the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center on Thursday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The summit is open to the public and registration fee is $35.00 per person which covers the event, parking, and lunch. Questions about the summit should be directed to Mental Health America of Wisconsin, at 414-276-3122.