Americans Who Tell the Truth @ Charlottesville

Portraits L-R: John Lewis, Kelsey Juliana, Michelle Alexander, Nicole & Jonas Maines, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, & Diane Wilson

Portraits L-R: John Lewis, Kelsey Juliana, Michelle Alexander, Nicole & Jonas Maines, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, & Diane Wilson

A major exhibit of Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits opened in Charlottesville, Virginia in mid-January 2020. Multiple organizations are participating including the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Charlottesville High School, City Space on the Downtown Mall, the Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Office at UVA, the McIntire School of Commerce, and The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative.

Many thanks to our sponsors:  The McIntire School of CommerceJefferson School African American Heritage Center • The Hartfield Foundation • UVA ArtsCharlottesville High SchoolThe Fralin Museum of Art • Chris and Cathy Kramer • UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and InclusionUVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil RightsCitySpace • Hampton Inn • And many generous individuals!

People interested in supporting the Charlottesville exhibits can go to the AWTT Donate page. Americans Who Tell the Truth is a registered 501(c)3  organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.


EXHIBITION: 

Jan. 18 – Apr. 18, 2020

Jan. 18 – Mar. 31, 2020

Feb. 3 – 27, 2020

Feb. 3 – 29, 2020

  • The Truth to Climate Change: City Space on the Downtown Mall explores various ways that environmental activists have worked to protect our natural resources, Feb. 3 – 29, 2020.

Mar. 2 – Apr. 10, 2020

Mar. 2 – Apr. 10, 2020

Mar. 6 – 29, 2020

  • Youth Speaking TruthThe Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative featuring 7 of Shetterly’s portraits alongside 120 Charlottesville High School Student paintings of their truth-tellers, Mar. 6 – 29, 2020.

More information about this and other events around the exhibit will be forthcoming.


EVENTS: 


IN THE NEWS: 

  • Robert Shetterly’s ‘Americans Who Tell the Truth’ opens in Charlottesville Jan. 18 from the Augusta Free Press • January 17, 2020
  • Americans Who Tell The Truth: An Interview with Robert Shetterly on Charlottesville Inside Out by VPM • January 18, 2020 
  • "A Place Fit for Women" exhibit on display from CBS19 News • January 18, 2020
  • Conversation starter: Zyahna Bryant is the newest addition to “Americans Who Tell the Truth” series • By Erin O'Hare of C-VILLE Weekly • March 4, 2020
  • Questions of unity between activist groups dominate social justice panel • By Mackenzie Williams of Cavalier Daily •  March 3, 2020
  • “Youth Speaking Truth: Americans Who Tell the Truth” exhibit opens in Charlottesville • By Moriah Davis of NBC29 • March 6, 2020
  • Getting real: CHS students join Robert Shetterly in truth-teller exhibition • C-VILLE Weekly • March 11, 2020

PORTRAIT SUBJECTS IN THE NEWS: 


Americans Who Tell the Truth @ Charlottesville