Veterans museum seeking Uptown space

By Patrick Erwin, editor in chief 

The National Veterans Art Museum, which has called Chicago home since 1981, must leave its current home in the South Loop by April.

In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, the museum’s executive director Levi Moore mentioned Uptown as a potential new home for the museum. Moore is looking for arts groups or social service groups to share space with.

In addition to finding a new home, the museum faces another challenge: the permanent exhibit called ABOVE and BEYOND consists of 58,000 dog tags, all of which must be removed and rehung in a new space.

According to the Chicago Journal, moving the exhibit, which specifically honors Vietnam veterans, will cost about $10 per tag.


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