The Dubuque Museum Of Art Opens A New Vietnam War Exhibit
Kay Schroeder from the Dubuque Museum of Art stopped by our studios this morning to tell us about their new exhibit that's opening this Saturday (11/13).
Kay does Marketing & Engagement for the Dubuque Museum of Art and said this exhibit is the perfect thing to announce on Veterans Day, as we celebrate those who serve and have served our great country.
Titled Vietnam: The Real War, this travelling exhibition is being brought to Dubuque from the Huntsville Museum of Art and the Associated Press.
It's an impressive collection featuring over 50 iconic AP images that made and changed history - and won four Pulitzers. These photos transformed Americans' understanding of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict.
The exhibit opens this Saturday and there will be a special reception event and enhanced programming to celebrate the event.
Doors will open at 10 am.
At 1 pm there will be a ceremony outside of the Dubuque Museum of Art with the Marine Corps League Color Guard of Dubuque performing a flag raising, "Taps," and the reading of the names of 63 local soldiers who lost their lives. The Dubuque Music Men will sing the National Anthem, and there will be a 21 gun salute.
After the ceremony people will be invited inside to view the exhibit. Then at 2:30 pm, veteran Navy combat photographer Ron Testa will discuss his three tours of duty aboard the USS Ticonderoga and the selection of his images on view in the Museum's gallery.
Refreshments will also be served.
The exhibit is available to view through February of 2022.
For more information, visit the Dubuque Museum of Art WEBSITE.