The National Veterans Art Museum, now in a new space at 4101 N. Milwaukee Ave., is commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the War in Iraq as well as International Women's Day with "Not About Bombs," an exhibit of contemporary art by five Iraqi women, Sundus Abdul Hadi, Tamara Abdul Hadi, Julie Adnan, Dena Al-Adeeb and Sama Alshaibi.
"The art in this show pushes war art in new directions, finds new metaphors to reach arts patrons, and expands the visual vocabulary of war beyond grenades, guns and other weapons," said veteran artist Erica Slone, who coordinated "Not About Bombs." "Simply put, this show is not about bombs. It's about art and the way art can be a catalyst for bigger discussions, and how art can operate to bridge cultural misunderstandings and misrepresentations."
The museum and the show will be free public from 1 PM - 5 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2013. There's a talk about the exhibit att 3 p.m. followed by a panel discussion.
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