We Hold These Truths: American Veterans of Arkansa

September 17, 2020 7 PM CDT to September 17, 2020 8PM CDT


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Tintype by Ed DrewWe will unveil our new exhibition, “We Hold These Truths: American Veterans of Arkansas,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, during a livestream, virtual event on our Facebook page.

"This exhibit is important to MTCC because it highlights the rarely told stories of Black, Arkansas veterans, many of whom served abroad while being denied basic rights at home,” said Christina Shutt, director.

Little Rock photographer Ed Drew, who is also a veteran, has been working on the project for more than a year. The exhibition includes about 30 tintype photos of African American veterans in addition to a handful of cyanotypes printed from silver gelatin glass plate negatives and typed letters from Arkansas Confederate soldiers who wrote home during the Civil War. The exhibition is meant to juxtapose art, time spans and racial trajectories in Arkansas.

The opening event will be done virtually, but museum visitors can also view the exhibition in person through February 2021. The museum is open with limited hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 501 W. 9th St. in Little Rock. For more information, contact MTCC at 501-683-3593.

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