‘The Things We Carried’ opens Nov. 10 at UIC

Videography by S K Vemmer

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s “The Things We Carried,” an exhibit curated by student veterans at UIC, opens Nov. 11 for 10 days. After a Nov. 10 opening ceremony, the exhibit continues Mondays through Fridays through Nov. 21.


Opening ceremony:  Nov. 10, 4 p.m.
Daily viewing hours Nov. 11 – 21:
8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday thru Thursday;
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday


UIC Student Center East
Veteran Student Center – inside the Commuter Student Resource Center, Suite 245
750 S. Halsted St.


Inspired by the Tim O’Brien’s book, “The Things We Carried,” the exhibit will showcase photos, artwork and objects from past and present wars, giving attendees a glimpse of life during deployment.

Members of the Student Veterans Association at UIC collected and curated objects from their peers. Their questions elicited descriptions of the makeup, function and personal symbolic meanings of objects such as helmets, backpacks, uniforms, pocket bibles and camouflage netting.

Members of the Student Veterans Association will be on site at select times during the exhibition to guide tours and interpret the objects and images.

Admission is free. For more information, call (312) 996-0864.

The exhibit is presented by the Student Veterans Association and Office of Student Veteran Affairs at UIC.

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