The Museum is Looking for a Few Good Artists!⠀
The Background: The National Museum of the Marine Corps has an art collection that includes 9,000 works from over 350 artists. Most of the art was created by uniformed Marines who were also talented at drawing, painting or sculpture---like this painting by Marine Staff Sgt. Kristopher Battles. ⠀
The overwhelming majority of Marine artists had a primary Military Occupational Specialty (e.g., pilot, communications, infantry, engineer, logistics, etc.) and had "artist" as an additional duty. This operational model assured that the collection gathered a rich array of visual statements from a wide spectrum of perspectives.⠀
The Call for Artists: The National Museum of the Marine Corps is scheduled to open the first part of the Final Phase later this year, which includes a permanent art gallery and studio space. We need talented Marines to serve as combat artists, telling the Corps' rich story through visual arts. These artists can come from active duty, reserves and honorably discharged veterans. If you, or someone you know, has a portfolio that includes drawings, paintings or sculpture, please email Museum deputy director Charles Grow at email@example.com. We need you to help continue the combat art mission… "Go to war; do art."⠀
Painting:"A Little Light Reading, Marines Enjoy the Morning" by Marine Staff Sgt. Kristopher Battles. This painting is part of the National Museum of the Marine Corps Art Collection and will be in display in our new Combat Art Gallery in 2017.
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