Vietnam: The Interviews
January 3 - February 1, 2022
From time to time, the Bisignano Art Gallery teams up with different museums or galleries to present an exhibit. This is just such a show. The Director and Curator of the Dubuque Museum of Art approached us last year with the prospect of putting together a joint show. The DuMA would present Vietnam: The Real War, photos from the Associated Press archives. The Bisignano would interview Vietnam vets and present their stories in their words along with selected video interviews of these vets. And this is what you see here.
For the general UD student body, this is really all new news to them. For those of us who lived thru that era, this is a mostly bittersweet reminder of a turbulent time gone by. Education often does ruffle a few feathers.
I would like to thank Rick Ernst, Veteran's Admission & Assistance Coordinator/Director of the Sgt Jeffrey B. Dodge Veterans Center, and his staff for interviewing these vets. Noah Bullock, Coordinator of the Bisignano Art Gallery, designed the contents of the show and hung the exhibit.
Director, Bisignano Art Gallery