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September 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - December 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Americans Who Tell the Truth
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.”
Learn more about the project and its pieces at: americanswhotellthetruth.org.
Robert Shetterly: Americans Who Tell the Truth
On View at the Museum of Art – DeLand
September 9 – December 11, 2022
600 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, Florida 32720
Admission: Members Free | Non-Members $5
Top Image: Robert Shetterly, Various oil on canvas portraits. (Selections may vary in final exhibit.)