Docent-Led Public Tour:
WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America by Mary Whyte
Sunday, Sept. 26 | 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Enjoy a public, docent-led tour of WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America by Mary Whyte on closing day. There will be two tours, one at 2 p.m. and one at 3 p.m. The tours are included with general admission but registration is required. Learn more and register at the button above.
In 2010, American artist, author and teacher Mary Whyte set out on a mission to paint fifty large-scale watercolor portraits of what it means to be an American veteran today. Over seven years in the making, WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America took her across the United States to meet men and women of all ages and from all walks of life, and paint some of our country’s truest patriots. Whyte’s WE THE PEOPLE, which includes portraits of a Missouri dairy farmer, Rhode Island lobsterman, Pennsylvania science teacher, South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving works, is poised to become a national treasure honoring and connecting with men and women in uniform for generations to come.
The exhibition is accompanied by a 136 page book, containing 67 color and 50 black and white illustrations and published by University of South Carolina Press.