Edward Valentine

How Fiction Becomes Accepted Truth? New Exhibition at the Valentine Deconstructs The ‘Lost Cause’ Myth

How Fiction Becomes Accepted Truth? New Exhibition at the Valentine Deconstructs The ‘Lost Cause’ Myth

In April 2023, I had the opportunity to take a tour with William Martin, the director of the Valentine Museum, and Christina Swanson, the Director of PR and Marketing. They guided me through what appeared to be a significant renovation project within the building....

Recontextualizing the Lost Cause

Recontextualizing the Lost Cause

Valentine museum founder Edward Valentine was responsible for sculpting multiple Confederate monuments around Richmond. Now the museum he founded hopes to display his statue of Jefferson Davis in order to confront the role Valentine, and Richmond, played in the Lost...