Veteran Art

On this Veterans Day, the National Veterans Art Museum opens the doors at its new location in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood. We go inside to see the artwork that now includes the work of America's newest military veterans on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

Iraq veteran Ask Kyrie and Vietnam veteran Dr. Charles Smith unveiled their joint exhibition, Welcome Home, at the National Veteran Art Museum on Veterans Day. The exhibit explores the trauma veterans face upon returning home and the difficulty of assimilating back into society. Kyrie and Smith open up a dialogue about this recurring trauma that is passed across generations and the disconnect between civilians and the wars being fought.

Watch Ash Kyrie's Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition in the video below. And view a photo gallery of his installation, Transfers of Wars, along with Dr. Smith’s sculptures that serve as a tribute to the more than 7,000 African Americans who died in Vietnam.