"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
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Good Art or Bad Art? What's the Difference?

Wednesday, November 13, 12:00pm1:00pm
Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6
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Virginia Historical Society
Part of the Gallery Walk category.
Part of the program.

What makes a painting or a sculpture—or a quilt—function well as a work of art? What does a history museum do when the sitter is important but the portrait is bad or when the portrait is good but the sitter is unknown? Join lead curator Bill Rasmussen on this tour of the VHS art collection, which is full of examples to provide the answers.

 

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