Host a Portrait Exhibit
The 260+ portraits are available for display in universities, museums, schools, or other public and private venues. Exhibits are often built around themes — environmental justice, civil rights, the media, indigenous issues, women’s rights, and much more — or a set of individuals who will inspire your students, members, or constituents.
We are dedicated to the belief that a profound understanding of citizenship is the only safeguard of democracy and the best defense of social, racial, economic and environmental justice. Working with our portraits and narratives of courageous citizens, AWTT crafts collaborative educational and community experiences that illuminate the ongoing struggle to realize America’s democratic ideals and model the commitment to act for the common good.
“Americans Who Tell the Truth shows us how to support and grow a citizen identity from the inside, an identity that’s grounded in one’s own values, qualities of character, habits of attention, care and compassion.”
Community Organizer, Asheville, NC
Plan Your Exhibit
AWTT portraits have been shown in universities, museums, schools, community libraries, churches, or other public and private venues. Exhibits can be built around themes — environmental justice, civil rights, the media, indigenous issues, women’s rights, and more. There are so many ways to curate an exhibit of the 260 plus 30″ x 36″ portraits. The artist, Robert Shetterly, is available to give talks and workshops in conjunction with exhibits. To help inspire your future exhibit here are a few examples of past exhibits.
The Center in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted a major show of 30 paintings around the theme of Civil Rights.
The University hosted a virtual learning and reflection experience, a representation of 17 AWTT portraits and exhibited them in the MVR Gallery.
University of Virginia
The University hosted an exhibit highlighting citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness.
International Civil Rights Center & Museum
The Museum hosted an exhibit of AWTT portraits and hundreds of portraits made by Greensboro-area students of their personal heroes and local truth tellers.