Portraits of Courage: AWTT Exhibit at Museum of Art – DeLand
AWTT portraits will be on display at Museum of Art – DeLand (FL) through the fall: September 9 – December 11, 2022.
Opening Reception will be held at the Museum from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 9. Artist Robert Shetterly will offer a gallery talk for educators on October 22 at 10 a.m.
“What makes a great American? For artist and activist Robert Shetterly, it’s a citizen with the ‘moral courage to confront issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness.’ Shetterly has painted 250 portraits of Americans past and present who exemplify these ideals, with their words displayed next to them in the background of the portraits. The resulting series has been exhibited throughout the United States for almost two decades, and this fall will be on display at the Museum of Art – DeLand.
“Shetterly says, ‘Americans Who Tell the Truth has tried to be a lantern that throws its light forward and back. Knowing the truth of the past’s struggles for justice is essential to seeing clearly the obstacles and possibilities in the future.'”
“The Museum of Art – DeLand is a vital and interactive 501 (c) 3 non-profit visual arts museum enriching the community through its dedication to the collection, preservation, study, exhibition, and educational use of the fine arts. The Museum is a source of cultural focus and is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach. It is host to several rotating exhibits, gallery talks, receptions, educational programming, master artist workshops, and special events throughout the year.”
Learn more at the MOA – DeLand