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Art of the American Soldier on exhibit

Exhibit at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia
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Fuel Handler in the Air Cavalry Iraq By Mario Acevedo, 1991

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The "Art of the American Soldier" exhibit gives the public a chance to see for the first time more than 250 paintings and sketches of the American Soldier.

The exhibit opened at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 24, 2010, and will remain on display through Jan. 10, 2011.

The showing is representative of a 15,000-piece collection created by more than 1,300 soldier-artists that has been in cultural storage in Washington since the start of the Army's art program in World War I. The exhibit explores how soldier-artists saw Army life.

After the Battle Tan Hep, Vietnam By Michael R. Crook, 1967.

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The exhibition, featuring a never-before-seen collection, was created by the Center in partnership with the U.S. Army Center of Military History and the National Museum of the United States Army. Following its world debut at the Center, the exhibition will begin a national tour.

For more information, visit the National Constitution Center’s web site,

Casualties Normandy, France, World War II By Ogden Pleissner, 1944.

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