Journeys onward : military veterans’ experiences


Jun 26 - Jul 28, 2023
Rockwell gallery
Exhibition Hours
Monday – Friday | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Open to the public
Free to attend

Have questions?
If you’re interested in purchasing artworks from this exhibition or have any questions, please email Paul Murray at
A plate with a detailed cartoon of someone in army gear holding up a firearm.

As part of Salmagundi Club of New York’s on-going dialogue with the military community, “Journeys Onward” is a powerful and inspiring exhibition that showcases the art and accompanying words of military veterans or their family members, shedding light on their unique experiences, both shared and individual. 

Those experiences can be complex and enduring–perhaps lifelong. Their impact and intensity may be hard to grasp for those outside the military community. Art can be a powerful tool for communication and understanding, transcending barriers, and fostering connections between people from all walks of life. The exhibit seeks to be a catalyst for conversations between and within the military and civilian communities.

Curated by Omar Columbus, a U.S. Air Force veteran and photographer, and Paul M. Murray, an award-winning photographer and son of two WWII veterans, the 2023 exhibit includes about 100 works across many mediums from over 35 veteran artists. This year’s effort is a significant expansion of the successful 2020 and 2022 “Journeys Onward” shows hosted at the Salmagundi Club. In 2020, New York City’s reviewed that year’s exhibit (

The exhibition reception will feature selected poetry readings by NYC-area veterans from Poetic Theater Productions – Veteran Voices and a dance performance by Exit12, an exceptional NYC-based veteran dance company. Exit12’s performances are known for their ability to explore the experiences and emotions of veterans, offering an additional layer of depth to the event (

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the creative expressions of military veterans and their families, as they share their personal journeys and the impact of their experiences.


July 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Reception is open to the public
Eventbrite RSVP required to attend
Up to 100 people

Drinks for sale in Wiggins bar
(card only, no cash)

Attendees may make dinner reservations via our Reservations Page by adding the message “Journeys Onward dinner”.

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