Now Open - WAR : RAW Healing Military Trauma Through Expressive Art

Date: June 5 - August 16, 2015
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
Contact: Karen Burch
Phone: 608-264-6086
Cost: FREE



The exhibit shines a light on the healing process of veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through the use of expressive art therapy. 

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum invites you to explore the unforgettable art created by Wisconsin veterans coping with PTSD and TBI. The 59 unique pieces, including paper, canvas paintings, mosaics, quilts, and sculpture, offer a window into the artists' worlds and provide a deeper understanding of the grief and trauma these men and women live with each day.

The featured art is created by Wisconsin veterans as part of the Artist for the Humanities ( Return and Recovery Program for Military Veterans.  The Return and Recovery Program combines the use of expressive art therapy with mental health counseling to help veterans suffering from the adverse effects of military service to our country. The free program has served more than 2,000 Wisconsin veterans and family members to date. 

"PTSD feels like getting hit with a 500 lb. bomb

with nothing but an umbrella to stop it."


The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.