About the Exhibition: This pop-up exhibition and community collaboration featured selections from the past VMHC exhibition, Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired By The Story of Virginia, with new reflections from the artists. Also included was a new hub for the Mending Walls RVA Project led by artist Hamilton Glass.
One of the most visible signs of protests and unrest was the graffiti found on monuments, plywood-covered windows, and other public and private property. This inspired Richmond mural artist Hamilton Glass to start the Mending Walls RVA project – assembling a diverse group of artists to create public artwork as a tool to promote empathy and to connect us at a time when it is most needed. History has the same power.
This exhibition featured paintings by artists participating in Mending Walls. Inspired by their motto, “We Need to Talk…,” this artwork, combined with the stories of our past told throughout the museum, offered an opportunity to begin understanding how we arrived at this moment and start conversations about our future.