“Go to war, do art.” ~ Brigadier General Robert Denig, 1942⠀
The Marine Corps Combat Art Program traces its origins to 1942. Its mission: Keep Americans informed about what “their Marines” are doing at home and overseas. Managed today by the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the collection has grown to include more than 9,000 works of art created by 350 artists.⠀
In July 2017, the Museum will open a new Combat Art Gallery. The gallery will feature exhibits that tell the history of the Marine Corps through works of art.
This battlefield sketch by artist John Carrillo will be included in our inaugural exhibit, "Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015." Cabrilla's pencil and felt tip pen sketch titled "Sandstorm," captures a Marine walking through a sandstorm in Iraq on 26 April 2003. ⠀
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