Alibi V.13 No.42 • Oct 14-20, 2004 

Art Magnified

Vietnam Visions

University Art Museum and the Jonson Gallery

"Ritual Suicide Mask" by Randolph Harmes
"Ritual Suicide Mask" by Randolph Harmes

When soldiers returned from Vietnam, they had plenty to say, but few Americans back home were willing to listen to them. Many of these veterans found a necessary vehicle for expression in art. The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago is the only art museum in the world whose primary focus is exhibiting art created by Vietnam War combatants. An exhibit of work from this museum's collection goes on display this week at the UNM Art Museum and UNM's Jonson Gallery. A reception will be held at both locations on Friday, Oct. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. The shows run through Jan. 7. 277-4001.