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National Veterans Art Museum

Veterans, the Exquisite Corpse, and Our Unquiet Dead

Nan Levinson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Nan Levinson

I like to think of it as an elegant Mad Lib, but its real title is the Exquisite Corpse -- or, this time around, the Exquisite Corpse of the Unknown Soldier, part of the "Surrealism & War" exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago.

The Surrealism of Memorial Day: A Veterans Show

Nan Levinson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Nan Levinson

There's much more -- drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages in visions carnivalesque, nightmarish and gorgeous. It's the art of war's residue, offered up to those of us fortunate enough to know war only secondhand.

Veterans Art Museum Fights To Stay Alive | Posted 09.29.2011 | Impact

Joe Fornelli knows the art of survival. In 1965, when he was 22, the Chicago native was drafted and sent to Vietnam, where he served in an army helic...