Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Exhibit Opening at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Point of View: The Veteran Print Project

(MADISON) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will open Point of View: The Veteran Print Project exhibit on May 6, 2011. The exhibit will remain on display until July 31, 2011.

Point of View connects a new generation of Wisconsin veterans with their community by inviting them to share their stories with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and a group of local artists.  This new exhibit, based on the oral histories of Wisconsin’s veterans of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Desert Storm, will bring artist and veteran together to share an artistic interpretation of the last two decades of veteran experience.  Point of View is a collaborative venture between the Wisconsin Veterans Museum oral history program, the talented artists of the Madison Print Cooperative, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Vets for Vets student organization.  The exhibit includes an autobiographical print of a veteran artist, as well as a print interpretation of the historian who interviewed the veteran participants.  From Desert Storm to Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan to Iraq, the exhibit is an invitation to the community to experience the stories of eight Wisconsin veterans and the artistic interpretation of eight local artists.  

Meet the artists of this exhibit on Gallery Night, Friday, May 6, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

Questions about the exhibit may be directed to Jeff Kollath, Curator of Programs & Exhibitions at (608) 261-0541.

Operated by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is committed to honoring Wisconsin’s military veterans and their role in shaping our nation’s history through unique collections, award-winning exhibits, and educational programs. The department and the Museum are located at 30 W. Mifflin St. in Madison, across the street from the State Capitol. For more information go to www.wisvetsmuseum.com.

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