Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Events

  • As a recipient of a $17,000 Minnesota Humanities Center grant, MSUM will host events and activities intended to remember and recognize all affected by the war in Southeast Asia.

    'Picturing Nam' National Archives Exhibition


     April 17 – May 16, 2019 | Art Gallery

    Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 4-7 p.m.

    Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Many of the iconic photographs were taken by photojournalists working for newspapers, magazines or wire services. But there were also military photographers in Vietnam serving in our armed forces. They took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict — photographs that are now part of our National Archives.

    Their assignments sent them everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers and air bases. Unsanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it.

    Picturing Nam focuses on three photographic themes: landscapes, objects and faces.

    Picturing Nam is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES). It is presented in part by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, and the National Archives Foundation.