WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America


The Army Historical Foundation shares that the National Army Museum’s Special Exhibition is reopening! The latest traveling exhibit, WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America opens March 18, 2023. The exhibit is sponsored by the Patriot Art Foundation, founded by internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte, to honor and inspire veterans through the arts. The exhibit will be included with the Museum’s free admission.

Exhibit Public Programming

  • Public book signing and exhibit tour with artist Mary Whyte
  • March 18, 10-11:00 a.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m.

In 2010, Whyte set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large-scale watercolor portraits of current-day American veterans. WE THE PEOPLE, depicts military veterans of all ages and in all walks of life. Images including a Missouri dairy farmer, a Rhode Island lobsterman, a Pennsylvania science teacher, a South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving portraits will be showcased.

 “This exhibit tour is not only a tour across and through these vast United States, it is a tour through the heart and soul, the duty and the commitment of the people who protect not only our Constitution and our country but our very lives,” said Whyte. “We can only be deeply grateful, inspired, and humbled by all of them, and it’s my hope that this exhibition will give rise to a greater sense of gratitude for our military, as well as to inspire people to reach for what is possible.”

Mary Whyte

Learn more on the Museum’s website at theNMUSA.org/exhibit/special-exhibition-gallery and plan your  visit today!