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“Wounded in Action,” at the National Museum of Health at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (yes! They have art in their museum!), is an artistic look at the role orthopedic surgeons play in the recovery of veterans and civilians during armed conflict. Created by service members, doctors, and civilians, some work is naïve and precious, while others possess a fantastic realism and movingly document the recovery from trauma. When so much of military action is trivialized by the nightly news and glorified in cinema, this exhibition personally confronts the realities of the veterans, surgeons, and civilians caught in the crossfire of war.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW DAILY 10 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. TO NOV. 11 AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE AT WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, 6900 GEORGIA AVE. NW, BUILDING 54. FREE. (202) 782-2200.