WBEZ | national veterans art museum http://www.wbez.org/tags/national-veterans-art-museum Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'Afternoon Shift' #188: The art of war http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-13/afternoon-shift-188-art-war-103823 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/above and beyond.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-188-the-art-of-war.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-188-the-art-of-war" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #188: The art of war" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #188: The art of war</h1><h2>After years of struggling to keeps its doors open, the National Veterans Art Museum has found a new home on North Milwaukee Avenue. 'Chicago Tribune' reporters Gary Marx and David Jackson look at how a small town's anti-truancy methods might help CPS. Plus, popcorn pioneer Tim Donnelly.</h2><p>Storified by &middot; Mon, Nov 12 2012 14:35:29</p><div>In spite of it all by WBEZRick Kogan recalls the experiences of his friend, a Vietnam War veteran, as we begin our Veterans' Day show.</div><div>YE Veterans DayTeeTee97</div><div>Afteryears of struggling to keeps its doors open, the <a href="http://www.nvam.org/" class="">National Veterans Art Museum</a>has found a new home on North Milwaukee Avenue. Last night the museumcelebrated its grand opening on Veterans Day. The museum’s executive director, <b>LeviMoore,</b> and <b>Mike Helbing</b>, a Vietnam vet, sculptor and chairman of themuseum’s board, tell us more about the new space and mission of the museum. </div><div>National Veterans Art Museum educates, helps heal by WBEZA daily conversation about news, culture and ideas hosted by Rick Kogan</div><div>Marcus Eriksen's sculpture of dead Iraqi soldier seen in Iraq - Chicago's National Veterans Art Museum. #VeteteransDay http://pic.twitter.com/U8GYs5LIHaydn West</div><div>Today's Break Room track is a haunting tune from Bill Withers. The song "I Can't Write Left-Handed" is from his 1973 album Live at Carnegie Hall. 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Today we'll meet Tim and Jennifer Donnelly, owners of Mothe...</div><div>TimΒrandon</div><div>Hot Butter - Popcorn HQqproductionss</div></noscript></p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:43:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-13/afternoon-shift-188-art-war-103823 Chicago's National Veterans Art Museum finds new home in Portage Park http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicagos-national-veterans-art-museum-finds-new-home-portage-park-103765 <p><p>The National Veterans Art Museum will be celebrating this Veterans Day in a new home on Chicago&rsquo;s Northwest Side.</p><p>The museum is leaving its South Loop location on Indiana Avenue for a larger space at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Portage Park.</p><p>NVAM Executive Director Levi Moore says the move is an opportunity for the museum to broaden existing exhibits.</p><p>&ldquo;We want to be able to show the diversity of the US. military. Whether that is the growing role of women, the role of Latinos, the roles of Asians, the roles of African-Americans, we really want our museum to look more like Chicago,&rdquo; he said.</p><p>The museum also plans to reach out more to the community through programs like art therapy for children. Moore says kids growing up in violent neighborhoods can have symptoms similar to veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.</p><p>The chance to interact with other community groups also played a role in the museum&rsquo;s decision. Portage Park is home to several arts organizations including Arts Alive 45 and the Portage Park Theater.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;We won&rsquo;t be alone. We&rsquo;re going to have various entities working with us. They&rsquo;re promoting the area as a destination for arts and cultural arts. It&rsquo;s actually part of the Chicago cultural plan,&rdquo; Moore said.</p><p>NVAM Communications Director Sarah Eilefson says the museum hopes highway proximity and ample parking will bring in more traffic from tourists and school groups.&nbsp;</p><p>The new location will open its doors Nov. 11 with the unveiling of Welcome Home, an exhibit exploring the experiences of veterans across generations.</p></p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicagos-national-veterans-art-museum-finds-new-home-portage-park-103765