The National Veterans Art Museum, formerly the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, is dedicated to displaying and studying art produced by veterans from the Vietnam War and other wars and conflicts. The entrance hall has 58,226 dog tags hanging from the ceiling, representing the US soldiers who died in Vietnam.
With nearly 2,500 works of art by more than 250 artists, the museum offers visitors of all ages and backgrounds insight into war from the viewpoint of people who were physically and emotionally involved in military conflicts. In addition, the museum provides an artistic outlet for veterans to work through and express their combat and military service experiences.
It also includes a hardcover rendition of the museum — Vietnam: Reflexes and Reflections, which was released in 1996.
Blue or Brown Line L routes to the Irving Park stop.
CTA bus number 80 (Irving Park) towards Cumberland (West).
Admission is free.
Open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm.