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Thursday, July 8, 2010

National Constitution Center launches online gallery focusing on military/veteran artists' artwork

PHILADELPHIA - The National Constitution Center today launched a special online gallery at, where active military and veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces can submit artwork reflecting their time of service, according to a press release. Soldier artists who make a submission to the online gallery will have the opportunity to see their work displayed via computer kiosk inside the Center’s upcoming Art of the American Soldier exhibition, alongside the never-before-seen collection from the Army’s archives, offering intimate, first-hand insight into the soldier experience, the organization said. Submissions in the form of JPGs up to 2MB in size can be made at
Created by the National Constitution Center in conjunction with the U.S. Army Center of Military History and the National Museum of the United States Army, Art of the American Soldier unveils works of art created by American soldiers in the line of duty. Drawn from the Army’s rarely seen collection of more than 15,000 paintings and sketches, the exhibition showcases the artistic response of soldiers from World War I through the present day, the organization said. The exhibition will make its world debut at the Center from Sept.24, through Jan. 10.
Admission to Art of the American Soldier is $17.50 for adults; $15.50 for seniors ages 65 and up, youth ages 13-18, and students with ID; $13.50 for military families with ID; and $10.50 for children ages 4-12. Admission for veterans is free with regular museum admission. Admission for active military personnel, career military retirees, and children ages 3 and under is free. Group rates are also available. Admission to the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, including the theater production “Freedom Rising,” is included. iPod audio tours cost an additional $5. The Art of the American Soldier iPod tour has been generously underwritten by Team Clean, Inc. For ticket information, call 215.409.6700 or visit
The National Constitution Center, located at 525 Arch St., Philadelphia. For more information, call (215) 409-6700 or visit

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