Art exhibit tells student veterans’ stories

Videography by S K Vemmer

 

Due to popular demand, the exhibit, originally scheduled to close Nov. 15, has been extended through Nov. 22.

An art exhibit by members of the Student Veterans Association at UIC this week offers a glimpse of life during deployment with photos, artwork and objects from past and present wars, including photos from the National Veterans Museum.

“The Things We Carried” is on display through Nov. 22 at the African American Cultural Center, 200 Addams Hall. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Student veterans will be on hand at selected times to give guided tours.

The exhibit is inspired by Tim O’Brien’s 1990 book, The Things They Carried, a collection of related stories about a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War.

“We wanted to have our updated version of the book just to give people a look into the personal side of our lives,” said MBA student Mariceli Serrano, former Army staff sergeant.

Admission to the exhibit is free. For more information, call 312-996-9549.

 

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