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Preservation of War: “Vietnam – The Combat Artist Program”
  • Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - Thursday, April 05, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

The Combat Artist Program was created as a means of preserving the experience and activities  of soldiers through art.  Join us for a panel discussion on the importance of the Preservation of War while exploring some of the artwork depicting the soldiers’ life in Vietnam. Speaking on the panel will be Vietnam combat artists James Pollock, Ben Long, Jim Butcher and current combat artist, Kristopher Battles. Deputy Director Charlie Grow from the National Museum of the Marine Corps will moderate the discussion.

Presented by the National Archives in partnership with the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Presented in part by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, FedEx Corporation, and the National Archives Foundation. Additional support provided by the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, The Eliasberg Family Foundation, Inc., and HISTORYⓇ.

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.