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Veterans Book Project
September 29 - October 22| Free
Tyler Art Gallery is pleased to exhibit the Veteran’s Book Project by artist Monica Haller at SUNY Oswego in Fall 2017. The Veterans Book Project (VBP) is a library of fifty books, each authored by a person who has had firsthand experience of war: a veteran of the current American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a veteran of the Vietnam War, or an Iraqi or Afghan civilian displaced by war. Each book was designed to be read quickly and serves as “container” for the photographs, memories, and descriptions of experiences of a single individual.
In the quiet gallery, viewers are invited to sit, hold the books in their hands, and read from a selection of this easy-to-read collection. Twenty minutes of reading brings the lives of people who have experienced war into clearer view. The VBP was designed to encourage discussion about the realities of war and has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe.
This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.