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Statue Modeled On Confederate Monument Coming To VMFA

A statue inspired by the J.E.B. Stuart Confederate Monument is coming to VMFA soon. The museum announced today that they will install the large-scale sculpture cast in bronze of a black person astride a horse in front of the museum -- just four blocks from Monument Avenue.

The statue called Rumors of War is artist Kehinde Wiley’s first public art work. VMFA says Wiley got the idea for the sculpture during his visit to Richmond for an exhibition in 2016.

Howardena Pindell Continues To Challenge Race & Gender Discrimination Through Art

Since the 1960s artist Howardena Pindell has been inspiring the next generation of black women in the art world to continue breaking down barriers and creating spaces for women of color to be heard. Two black women working as curators organized an exhibit featuring her work at VMFA.