Conflict Zones: Three Generations - Exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Ukrainian National Museum is proud to invite you to Conflict Zones: Three Generations, a multimedia exhibit by The Independence Fund, American Legion Post 943, Ukrainian American Veterans Post 32, curator Jerry Kykisz. It remains open through Aug. 25.

We encourage you to view this compelling multimedia exhibit about three conflicts: Korea, Vietnam and the Global War on Terror. Three generations of soldiers… all different, yet very much the same.

This exhibit includes photographs by combat photo journalists, paintings by combat veterans and a digital presentation by Ukrainian American Veterans. Starting with photographs from the Korean conflict in the 1950’s, there are also over 80 photographs dedicated to Vietnam.

Pictures capture the war, as well as the soldiers and civilians living through the devastation. Not limited to photographs, the burden of those conflicts, agony, and death, is shared in the soldiers’ paint and pain on canvas. The visual expression of their PTSD and night terrors reflect the problems that still impact soldiers in the current Global War on Terror. And finally, the continuing problems faced by those American veterans who bore the brunt of the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries, the numerous trips into harm’s way and the thousands lost after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

This exhibit is an opportunity to see the many facets of their human struggle, the harsh realities and nuances of war, their common past and their commitment to their country, America. Artwork displayed in the exhibit include photographs by Andrea Bruce, Joel Chaverri, Jason P. Howe, Holly Pickett, Jeff Newton, Joao Silva, Jackie Spinner and paintings by Ron Mann, Helen White, Joe Fornelli, Steve Johnson and Kristy L. Herman.

Dedicated to all the generations of brave men and women who served, and continue to serve, in our Armed Forces, the exhibit is sponsored by Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union.  The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 West Superior Street in Chicago. 

Museum Hours: Thurs. through Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 are Free. Free Parking is available beside the Museum. For driving instructions, visit the Museum's website. For additional information, please call 312.421.8020 or email.  


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