For the past 20 years, Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series has tried to be a lantern that throws its light forward and back–knowing the truth of the past’s struggles for justice is essential to seeing clearly the obstacles and possibilities in the future.


We welcome Robert back to ArtRage with this exhibition of 20 portraits not previously exhibited in our space. Shetterly selects his subjects as “real, complex human beings, whose acts for the common good can be emulated by all of us, any of us -they need to be emulated by all of us! The saving grace of a healthy democracy is not a handful of heroes but a culture of engaged citizenship inspired by the courage of truth tellers. Courage invigorates democracy. For twenty years it has been the mission of Americans Who Tell the Truth to teach responsibility for the injustices we create and provide role models for how to remedy them for a just society.”