Tale of Two Flags: Art Sparks Dialogue

Black Hair Flag Artist Sonya Clark sonyaclark.com

Black Hair Flag
Artist Sonya Clark
sonyaclark.com

At the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, an exhibit called “Posing Beauty” is in its final week.The show features a piece by an African American depicting the confederate and American flags woven in African hair. Just outside the museum, demonstrators with real confederate flags are far from wrapping up their protest of the VMFA where a pair of confederate flags were removed from the grounds. The artist and the flaggers share a mission: to remind the public of the importance of their heritage. May-Lily Lee reports. (July 21, 2014)

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