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Hours:
Tues.-Sat. 10am- 5pm

When to Go:
Year Round

Age Restriction:
None

Nearest Transit:
Roosevelt L Station

National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

Quick Facts

  • The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum houses art which showcases the impact of war.
  • Exhibits at the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Museum present insight into the controversial subject of war.
  • The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Museum was founded in 1981 and its collection has only expanded since then.

Address:
1801 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
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Understanding War: National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

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Ticket Pricing

  • Adult Price
    $10.00
  • Group Price
    $5.00
  • Student Price
    $7.00

Summary

Features: The National Vietnam Vetera's Art Museum is located just south of Grant Park. Its collection began in the late 1970's. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and displaying artwork on the subject of the Vietnam War created exclusively by Vietnam Veterans. They have over 1,000 works of art done by over 130 artists, mostly Americans, but also Australian, Cambodian, Thai, South Vietnamese and even the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese.

Collectively, the artists came from every conceivable war experience--infantry, naval, air crew, nurses, doctors, and prisoners of war. The artworks reflect their personal experiences. The collection includes paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, poetry, prose, music and artifacts.

Why We Go:It is hard to imagine the trauma of war and fully understand the horror those fighting endure. The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Museum strives to inform and provoke thought on the matter by showcasing artwork conceived and executed by actual veterans. Works are done in a variety of mediums and explore a variety of topics.

  • Insight Through Art: The Illinois Vietnam Veteran Museum provides a glimpse into the impact that war has on the human psyche. 
  • Understanding PTSD: The Vietnam Veteran Art Museum has an entire room dedicated to this very real effect of war.
  • Solemn Journey: Reflect on the impact of war on society and the individual as well as the balance between beauty and horror presented within exhibits at the Illinois Vietnam Veteran Art Museum.

 

Inside Knowledge: All works of art showcased in the Illinois Vietnam Veteran Art Museum are originals created by actual war veterans.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Prepare Yourself: Some of the images showcase at the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Museum are graphic and are beautiful but challenging to take in.
  • Do Become a Member: Members are given free admission to this extraordinary Chicago landmark, the Vietnam Veterans Art Museum IL.
  • Don't Take the Car: The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Art Museum is located in close proximity to the Roosevelt Red Line Station.
  • Don't Forget a Notepad: You're going to want to document your experience at the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Museum.

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