Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Valentine Richmond History Center

Tell Me Where You're Marching, Tell Me Where You're Bound
Photography of former slave trade sites by Guest Curator and Photographer Shanna Merola
OPENING RECEPTION: February 1st ♦ 6:00-9:00 p.m. ♦ Free and open to the public.
EXHIBIT TALK: February 10th ♦ 2:00-3:00 p.m. ♦ Free w/ History Center admission $10
In its continuing commitment to presenting history through art, the Valentine Richmond History Center presents "Tell Me Where You're Marching, Tell Me Where You're Bound," original photography by Shanna Merola. While photographing pre-Civil War sites around Richmond, Merola discovered that many of the structures used during the city’s slave trade have been erased from the landscape, with few markers to indicate their historical significance. With a pinhole camera, she captured images of the Manchester Docks, Lumpkin’s Jail, and the Negro Burial Ground or, rather, the asphalt parking lots and empty fields that now cover these landmarks. Merola will exhibit her work alongside related objects from the Valentine Richmond History Center collection.
ADMISSION: $10 ($5 for members). EXHIBITION DATES: January 31-August 31, 2008.
GALLERY HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00-5:00 p.m. Closed Mon.

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