In the late 1960s, the United States Army sent nine groups of artists to Vietnam.
These Combat Art Teams, as soldier artists, spent 60 days on the ground. They photographed, sketched, absorbed and experienced.
Then, they created.
The resulting artwork, and other pieces from the Army Art Program, remain in the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C.
But 39 reproductions, part of a traveling exhibition, will display in the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center through June 17. More than 50 years later, "Beyond the Trenches: Vietnam Combat Art" provides a rare viewpoint into a controversial war.
As the generation that experienced the...