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October 28, 2013

Drexel University Honors Veterans With The Opening Of The Joe Bonham Project Exhibit, Tuesday, October 29

The campus of Drexel University in University City becomes a site to view stirring portraits of of wounded Iraq and Afghan War veterans in honor of Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. (Photo courtesy Drexel University)

This fall, Drexel University welcomes a stark exhibition in commemoration of Veterans Day.

From Tuesday, October 29 through Monday, November 11, Drexel University exhibits The Joe Bonham Project, a collection of more than 40 portraits of wounded Iraq and Afghan War veterans in recovery.

To commemorate the opening of the stirring exhibit this week, an opening event is set for Tuesday, October 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with a new Drexel fall course, Imaging War, the opening includes a lecture from the Project’s founder, Michael D. Fay, and artist Victor Juhasz.

The course, which examines how war has been represented in the media, may be taken for credit by Drexel students, but the compelling guest speaker events of Imaging War are also free and open to the public throughout the run of the course. Each Tuesday evening class includes a presentation by a guest speaker including award-winning photojournalists and correspondents, combat artists and network news executives, followed by group discussion about the topic.

The exhibition will remain on view through Veterans Day, Monday, November 11 and can be taken in for free any time during library hours.

For the complete schedule of guest speakers and more details on attending a lecture, check here.

The Joe Bonham Project
When: Exhibition, October 29-November 11; Discussion and reception Tuesday, October 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Drexel University College of Medicine, New College Building, 245 N. 15th Street; Exhibition, Hahnemann Library; Discussion, Geary Auditorium A
Cost: Free
More info: www.drexel.edu

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