“FACES AT THE RACES”

Richard Boucher

In celebration of the Virginia tradition of horse racing, the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center is proud to host “Faces at the Races: The Equine Culture of Virginia,” on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

Through classical black and white portraiture, the exhibit documents the people and institutions that truly represent Horse Culture in Virginia. Images in this exhibition represent owners, riders, trainers, audience members, and others from events such as the Middleburg Spring Horse Show, The Montpellier Point-to-Point, and The Upperville Colt and Horse Show, which is the oldest horse show in the United States. 
Norfolk native Glen McClure took the photographs and his work can be found in many collections, including the Chrysler Museum of Art, The Taubman Museum in Roanoke, the Polaroid Collection in New York and The Mariners Museum.

Scott Alexander
Self-taught since he acquired his first camera at age 19, McClure has been shooting commercial advertising for more than 30 years.

“Faces at the Races” is generously sponsored by Joseph and Janel O’Malley and Russ and Martha Roberts and runs through the end of July.
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