Visitors can now enjoy an extended opportunity to view the NIU Art Museum’s exhibition Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts through November 13. Artworks on display were created by both military veteran and civilian artists during and after conflict.

The exhibition touches on military conflict from the perspectives of the home front, the battle ground and the veteran’s return home. Works on view range from contemporary installation sculptures, documentary photographs, to historic seventeenth-century prints and cover a wide scope of perspectives including veteran self-expression and art practice and shifting social and political views. The exhibition explores how the visual arts have served to document, promote, memorialize, process healing, critique and protest war and military action.

To commemorate Veterans Day, the galleries are open Monday, November 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A series of public programs are scheduled through the end of October exploring these topics further.