City Needs to Discuss Monuments

In a statement released by Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy on June 4, Tweedy uses the Lynchburg Museum’s “Five Forks Battle Flag: A Community Perspective” exhibit from January of this year as crutch to deflect from addressing the monument question, which last week took another turn in Virginia with the removal of a Confederate monument in… View

by Laura A. Macaluso · News & Advance · June 10, 2020

Writes of Spring: Spring Nature Diary 2020

“Spring comes … as though this island were its natural home, as though this small green platform on the edge of the Atlantic was the original spawning ground of the season.” Laurie Lee The first day of spring marks a turning point in the year, bringing the promise of new life and longer warmer days… View

by Laura Macaluso · Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) · Spring 2020

Point of Honor secures partial funding for new education center

By Sarah Honosky Dec 23, 2019 A view of the exterior of Point of Honor on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The long-awaited expansion of Point of Honor is taking new strides, securing $28,000 in grant money in the past month alone… View

by Sarah Honosky · News & Advance · December 23, 2019

Paul Wayland Bartlett’s Lafayette on Horseback

VSA 2019… View

by Laura Macaluso · Nineteenth Century, The Magazine of the Victorian Society in America · Volume 39, Number 2

Point of Honor brings enslaved perspective to house tour in first-ever presentation at Lynchburg historic site

At Point of Honor, the house tour always has started at the front door. And why wouldn’t it? A lush green lawn frames the two-story Federal mansion’s main entrance, classic red brick and white trim inviting visitors into the historic Lynchburg home… View

by Sarah Honosky · The News & Advance · November 1, 2019

Bell Ringing Ceremony to Commemorate 400 Years of First Enslaved Africans

A nationwide bell ringing ceremony echoed throughout the country on Sunday afternoon to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America… View

by Emily Elconin · The News & Advance · August 25, 2019

When Public Art Made the Walls Talk

It’s a riot of color and design, a range of faces representing every human emotion from happiness to concern. The city swirls behind the people, the perspective almost creating a sense of vertigo. And the people’s hands reach out to us still, across four decades and through a paint job that erased them… View

by Brian Slattery · New Haven Independent · August 8, 2019

“Community Mural Program Remembered”

In early 2017 New Haven’s Q” House on Dixwell Avenue was imploded to make way for a new community center. Inside that long-abandoned Modernist building were two murals painted almost forty years ago… View

by Laura A. Macaluso · Connecticut Explored · Summer 2019

Call for Papers: Articles on Monuments, Sculpture, and Bas Reliefs

The fall issue of Nineteenth Century, published by the Victorian Society in America, will feature monuments, sculpture, and bas reliefs, along with their creators and commissioning agents. Co-editors Warren Ashworth and Laura A. Macaluso are looking for essays addressing the contemporary context for American sculpture: including legacy, controversy, and recent scholarship… View

by Warren Ashworth and Laura A. Macaluso · Nineteenth Century · Fall 2019

Author interview on “Living in the Heart of Virginia”