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Historic LGBTQ Art Exhibition

By Charlotte Robinson, October 09, 2019
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) & Virginia Pride are presenting a special work of art by artist Jumper Maybach in the Story of Virginia exhibition that runs now through February 16th 2020. The work that Virginia Pride commissioned & donated to the museum depicts the Virginia State Capitol & represents an important addition to the museum’s growing LGBTQ collections. Jamie Bosket VMHC President stated, “As the state’s history museum, we are firmly dedicated to representing all who are a part of the Virginia experience. As such we are deeply committed to better reflecting the diversity of the state, including preserving & sharing the stories of LGBTQ+ communities in the Commonwealth.” Jumper Maybach added, “It’s an honor & privilege to be included in this monumental & historic exhibition. Having one of my pieces hang in the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is truly a highlight of my career.” The VMHC’s display also features documents & artifacts from the VMHC collections including a program from the fifth annual Richmond Lesbian & Gay Pride Day held in 1989 which was the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York & a joint custody consent order granted to lesbian couple Mary Townley & Carol Schall upon the birth of Mary’s daughter in 1998. The couple became plaintiffs in the case of Bostic v. Rainey, which overturned Virginia’s ban on marriage equality in 2014. The museum is collaborating with Virginia's LGBTQ community to document these important stories by collecting oral histories, images, documents & artifacts. Virginia Museum of History & Culture is located at 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond Virginia.
For More Info: virginiahistory.org
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