Rebecca Brantley

Rebecca Brantley is the director of the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art at Piedmont College, where she also teaches courses in art history and criticism. She’s been writing about art since 2008. Her essays and reviews have appeared in online and print publications including BURNAWAY, Flagpole Magazine, the internationally published Metalsmith, ArtsATL, and the anthology Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility (Ashgate 2013).

Articles (4)

Montgomery Memorial to Lynching Is a Long Overdue Reckoning with Our Brutal History

Between 1877 and 1950 in the U.S., more than 4,400 black people were lynched in America. The majority of these—4,084—took place in 12 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. These deaths are the subject of the newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice and its attendant Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, which opened on April 26. Together, they unflinchingly recount the history of racial terror in the South.