‘Black Heart’ Source: NVAM
Sponsorship to purchase the Vonnegut collection provided by generosity of the Nielsen Family.
Chicago, IL – (ENEWSPF)–January 9, 2017. The National Veterans Art Museum’s (NVAM) has announced the major acquisition of 31 screen prints created by the late World War II veteran and famed author Kurt Vonnegut Jr., currently on view in the museum’s exhibit Vonnegut’s Odyssey.
Vonnegut enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and was deployed to fight overseas in Europe during WWII. He was later captured at the Battle of the Bulge and served as a Prisoner of War until 1945 when he returned to the U.S. and was awarded the Purple Heart. These experiences largely shaped his creative endeavors including his well-known published literature and his body of artwork. From WWII through Vietnam and until his death in 2007, Vonnegut was an active voice in American culture and society—openly discussing war and its effects publicly.
About the National Veterans Art Museum
While the NVAM is one of the only museums in the world to collect and exhibit artwork exclusively created by veterans in a permanent exhibition, it also provides important programming for veterans, their families, and the community. For more information about the National Veterans Art Museum, visit www.nvam.org, or call 312-326-0270.
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