Fralin Museum of Art leads city-wide Signs of Change/Charlottesville art, community engagement project : Augusta Fr…

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is mounting a city-wide campaign to educate residents about the history of slavery and African American life in Charlottesville, and to shed light on current realities for residents of color.

Signs of Change/Charlottesville, which begins this month, is a partnership with the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. The project will also involve 11 artists from the Charlottesville and Virginia area.

Artist Hank Willis Thomas invited The Fralin Museum to participate in theĀ For Freedoms/50 State Initiative, a national program that uses art to promote civic engagement in…

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