Last Veterans Day, two artworks devoted to sharing veterans’ stories appeared simultaneously in two of New York’s busiest public spaces — Times Square and Union Square. The projects reflect a growing attempt to create new connections between two distinct communities — The art world and the military world. From photo shows in Houston, Honolulu, and Norfolk, Virginia, to art therapy programs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MoMA, artist, curators, and educators have been devising new strategies to present U.S. war veterans not as cyphers or victims but as protagonists and narrators. Read more in this special report by Executive Editor Robin Cembalest at