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Join the Staunton Augusta Art Center in hosting the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Artmobile on June 10, 9am-4pm, with a new exhibition, Revealing and Obscuring Identity: Portraits from the Permanent Collection. This exciting exhibition of paintings, photographs, and prints explores portraiture through a variety of periods, cultures, and styles.
Throughout history, traditional portraits have typically been reserved for the elite of society, signifying the sitter’s wealth, power, attractiveness, and intelligence. Over time, the genre has become more expressive. Many of the works in this exhibition explore themes about the nature of art, the perception of beauty, and the cultural influences on identity. Visitors to Revealing and Obscuring Identity: Portraits from the Permanent Collection will experience the shift that occurred in portraiture over the decades.
Diverse works by more than 10 artists, including Kitagawa Utamaro (Japan), Gordon Stettinius (American), André L’Hote (French) and S. Ross Browne (American), are featured in the exhibition.
We will also have an interactive art-making photobooth, and Ciders from Mars will host an adjacent Art Market during this event.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
The Wharf (Sunspots Pavilion)
202 S Lewis Street
Jun 10, 2023
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
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