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POSTPONED: Every Portrait Tells a Story: Fashion History and American Colonial Portraits
September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm$30 – $45
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the program will be rescheduled to early 2020
Every Portrait Tells a Story:
Fashion History and American Colonial Portraits
Presented by: Rena Tobey, American Art Historian
Come learn how to ‘read’ portraits for important clues into the values, aspirations, and daily lives of men, women, and children. By closely examining several Colonial works, especially the clothing and accessories portrayed, discover how paintings reflect the shaping of our unique American identity. This interactive session provides fresh ways to consider the formation of a nation, as we also apply our insights to the MATT’s own collection.
Tobey earned a PhD in another field before turning her attention to American art history. After five years of academic retooling, Rena focused on reviving the memory of forgotten American women artists working before 1945.
Lunch provided by Jesse Camille’s Catering. 24 tickets available (first come, first served). Pre-registration required.
Supported in part by the David T. Langrock Foundation.