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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen August 25, 2018 – November 25, 2018 FREE! http://bit.ly/PindellVMFA #pindellvmfa

Meet the unconventional women of the Gilded Age.⠀
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Tonight! Oct 19, 6 pm: In collaboration with @libraryofva, we recognize this year's winner of Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award featuring a talk by the award winning author @donna.m.lucey about her book, "Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas." The talk will be followed by a book signing and wine reception. More: https://buff.ly/2CTwkR5⠀
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Image: John Singer Sargent, American (born Italy), 1856 - 1925.⠀
"Madame Errazuriz," ca. 1883-84. Oil on canvas. The James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin Collection. On view in American Galleries.⠀
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#vmfa #rva #johnsingersargent #portrait #gildedage

Give the gift of life today at the VMFA Blood Drive with @vablood: Thursday, Oct 18, 9 am-11:30 am. Open to the public! To register, visit https://buff.ly/2pYu6XX. Appointments recommended, walk-ins welcome.⠀
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Image: "Red Painting," 1952. Oil on canvas. Ad Reinhardt, 1913-1967 American (Artist). Oil on canvas. Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis. © Ad Reinhardt. On view Lewis Contemporary Galleries. ⠀
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#vmfa #rva #contemporaryart #bloodmobile

#WomenWednesday: Cecilia Beaux, American, 1855 - 1942. 🎨
Already an accomplished painter when she arrived in Paris for further training at age thirty-three, Cecilia Beaux quickly distinguished herself with bravura works such as this: a collaborative portrait of fellow Philadelphian Alexander Harrison. It is one of two fully realized paintings she produced in Concarneau, a summer artist colony in Brittany. A transitional work that reveals her embrace of plein-air (outdoor) painting and a lightened palette – an approach Harrison encouraged – it inspired his comment that Beaux had the “right stuff” to become a serious painter, “the stuff that digs and thinks and will not be satisfied and is never weary of the effort of painting nor counts the cost.”⠀
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Image: "Alexander Harrison," (Primary title) 1888. Oil on canvas. Cecilia Beaux, American (Artist). J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art and partial gift of Juliana Terian Gilbert in memory of Peter G. Terian. On view in American Galleries.⠀
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#womencrushwednesday #5WomenArtists #vmfa #rva #americanart

"The world of art is not a world of immortality but of metamorphosis." -Andre Malraux⠀
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Ives' winsome image of Egeria, the beloved wife and advisor to Numa Pompilius, second king of Rome, and mournful water nymph sits on the bank of a woodland spring. Legend contends that she dissolved into a sacred pool after her husband’s death. Therefore, ancient worshippers appealed to her for wisdom, prophecy, and ease in childbirth. Ives captures the moment of Egeria’s metamorphosis; her toes have already transformed into rivulets of water.⠀
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Image: "Egeria," 1876, marble. Chauncey Bradley Ives, American, 1810 - 1894 (Artist). Gift of the Commonwealth of Virginia. On view in American Galleries.⠀
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Photo credit @hannah.kaczinski
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#vmfa #legendhasit #metamorphosis #marble #sculpture

VMFA asked @chelseahiggswise, a Richmond-area activist and clinical social worker, to share her thoughts about the Howardena Pindell exhibition at VMFA, on view through Nov 25, 2018. Here, Wise shares her insights on the exhibition’s personal and societal significance, as seen through her own intersectional lens.⠀
Read blog post here: https://buff.ly/2CLBgrc⠀
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#pindellvmfa #rva #intersectionality #artist #activist

That Sunday feeling.⠀
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Image: "Her Sunday Shawl," 1924. Oil on canvas. ⠀
Robert Henri, American, 1865 - 1929 (Artist). Gift of Charles G. Thalhimer in memory of his wife Rhoda. On view in the American Galleries.⠀
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#sundayscaries #vmfa #rva #americanart

One month remaining to view "The Precisionist Impulse," on view in the Works On Paper gallery. Featuring 18 watercolors, prints, drawings, photographs and paintings from VMFA’s collection, demonstrating that 20th-century landscape provokes awe in unlikely places. Read more at https://buff.ly/2x838QW⠀
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Image: "The City," pre-1945. Hans Jelinek, American, born Austria, 1910 - 1992 (Artist). Medium wood engraving on wove paper. © Hans Jelinek.⠀
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#vmfa #rva #precisionism #engraving

Double your fun.⠀🌷🌷
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Just two weeks until this month's spectacular, museum-wide Fine Arts and Flowers exhibition of floral designs inspired by works in the VMFA collection.⠀
Events, programming, and more: https://buff.ly/2ImQDq4⠀
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Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fine Arts and Flowers 2014⠀
Floral Arrangement: Elene Combs, Bonnie White Seasons IV Garden Club, Tazewell. ⠀
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Image: "Sisters (Susan and Toni)," 1977. Barkley Hendricks, American, 1945-2017 (artist). Oil and acrylic on canvas. Funds contributed by Mary and Donald Shockey, Jr. © Barkley Hendricks. On view in Lewis Contemporary Galleries.⠀
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#vmfa #rva #fafvmfa #flowerstagram #floralarrangement

ATTENTION: IN ACCORDANCE WITH OTHER STATE AGENCIES VMFA WILL CLOSE AT 2PM, THURSDAY OCT 11 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. ALL PROGRAMS (Including For The Love Of Art: Valerie Cassel Oliver and the Intersection of Art and Activism) & CLASSES ARE CANCELED OR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

#WomenWednesday: “Few photographers of any time or place have matched Sally Mann’s steadiness of simple eyesight, her serene technical brilliance, and the clearly communicated eloquence she derives from her subjects, human and otherwise – subjects observed with an ardor that is all but indistinguishable from love.” — Reynolds Price, TIME⠀
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A lifelong Virginian, Mann makes photographs that explore her Southern identity along with themes of family, aging, decay, and mortality. In 2001 Mann was named “America’s Best Photographer” by Time magazine and in addition to earning numerous prestigious awards, her bestselling memoir, "Hold Still" (Little, Brown, 2015), received universal critical acclaim, and was named a finalist for the National Book Award. Virginians will be able to view this piece in the upcoming traveling exhibition, VMFA On The Road: https://buff.ly/2pInSLY⠀
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Image: "Untitled (Open Book), Remembered Light, " 2012. Sally Mann, American, born 1951 (Artist). Gelatin silver print, tea toned. Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund. © Sally Mann⠀
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#vmfaontheroad #rva #travelva #photography #5womenartists

Raise your hand if you're coming to VMFA After Hours in November!⠀🙋🏽‍♀️
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Reserve tickets now for VMFA After Hours, Sat, Nov 10, 7–11:30 pm—another spectacular night of music, dancing, and art. As a tribute to the Howardena Pindell exhibition, VMFA and host @likethefruit will showcase Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soul music, including dance hits from the΄70s to today. This multi-level museum takeover includes live music by Richmond’s Legacy Band VA in the Atrium, DJ Lonnie B in the Marble Hall, access to the exhibition galleries, plus an upper-level room with sumptuous desserts. More: https://buff.ly/2yNhfPF⠀
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#vmfa #rva #afterhours #partytime

A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.⠀
― Laura Gilpin⠀
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Ufer specialized in portraits of Pueblo Indians and vivid landscapes fluidly painted in a high-key palette with textured brushwork. A strong supporter of individual freedoms and a devout Socialist, he was deeply concerned with the plight of the Pueblo Indians and what he viewed as their centuries-long oppression.⠀
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Image: "On the Rio Grande" (Rio Grande November), 1927. Walter Ufer, American, 1876 - 1936 (Artist). Oil on canvas. J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art. On View in American Galleries.⠀
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#nativeamericanart #indigenouspeoples #landscape #riogrande

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