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Mansion Media Segments

From reopening day in September 2022 to highlighted segments on the Art Experience and its wonderful creators, the Executive Mansion continues to make headlines in news media throughout the Commonwealth! Stay up to date on Mansion Media by watching interviews, event videos and clips of what’s happening at Virginia’s home. 

Ruthie Windsor-Mann

Ruthie Windsor-Mann painting

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Art Experience at the Executive Mansion highlighted the work of Ruthie Windsor-Mann, an artist from Washington, Virginia with a passion for capturing the nature surrounding her rural studio. She is inspired to paint anything if the light is intriguing, primarily working in oils, watercolors, and pen & ink. Spotlighted in The The Rappahannock Gazette, Ruthie detailed her experience, involvement and thoughts on the current exhibition 'Do What You Love in Virginia.' Read the article here!

Artism by Joey

The First Lady and artist Joey Frye pose in front of a Christmas tree.

Using his talent and creativity, Joey Frye creates custom making artwork that inspires joy in others through a unique perspective, one he accredits to Asperger’s Syndrome. During the 2023 holiday season, the Governor and First Lady welcomed dozens of Virginia artists to the Executive Mansion in celebration of their involvement in the Art Experience, including Joey. Read the article from the Free Lance Star highlighting Joey's experience here!

Secretariat Comes Home

Equine and sports enthusiasts across the Commonwealth came together this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Secretariat's historic Triple Crown win. Virginia publication, Middleburg Life, highlighted the occasion in an article featuring First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin and the Executive Mansion's celebration of the milestone. Read the article here!


First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin and Governor Glenn Youngkin were grateful to hear from and host women from every corner of the Commonwealth this Women’s History Month. Thank you for your important contributions in your work spaces – and your home spaces. We celebrate all you do to make Virginia the best place to live, work and raise a family.

William H. Clarke is a Blackstone, Virginia based folk artist who narrates rural African American heritage of old tobacco farming, country stores, baptisms, funerals and the daily life of his childhood. Clarke's paintings Higher Ground and School Bus can be seen as part of the Art Experience at the Executive Mansion of Virginia. First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin sat down with Caroline Coleburn and CBS 6 to highlight and celebrate Clarke's contributions to his community. 

At Virginia’s Executive Mansion we celebrate African American artists, history and talents not only during Black History Month, but throughout the year. Through gracious partnerships with Virginia education, museum and art institutions across the Commonwealth, as well as living artists, we capture the true spirit of Virginia. Visit the Mansion on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or click on the Art Experience tab to see the newest addition, Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by A. B. Jackson, on loan from Hampton University.