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Contact: Kristen Levesque
SHELBURNE MUSEUM PRESENTS A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OPENING “EYESIGHT & INSIGHT: A LENS ON AMERICAN ART”
SHELBURNE, Vt. (November 3, 2021) Shelburne Museum presents a virtual exhibition opening Eyesight & Insight: A Lens on American Art on Wednesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. Join Shelburne Museum curators Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Carolyn Bauer for an exploration of how artists have incorporated eyewear into their artwork.
From the late 19th century to today, eyewear has evolved from a utilitarian device available only to the privileged into a ubiquitous accessory that is functional, fashionable, and an expression of identity. From a symbol of intellectualism available only to the elite to a fashionable expression of identity, Eyesight & Insight: A Lens on American Art invites new insight into the ways American artists have portrayed spectacles in paintings from the 1800s to the present. This online exhibition is the precursor to an exhibition at the Shelburne Museum that opens in the summer of 2022.
To register for this free webinar, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7xZkQblPSBCncGjqT91PUg.
Photo caption: Duane Michals, Andy X 4 (detail), 1980/c. 1980s. Four gelatin silver prints with hand-applied text, 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches (each image); 5 x 7 inches (each paper). Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York. © 2021 Duane Michals.
About Shelburne Museum
Founded in 1947 by trailblazing folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture. The Museum’s 45-acre campus is comprised of 39 buildings including the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and Webb Gallery featuring important American paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, John Singleton Copley and many more. For more information, please visit shelburnemuseum.org.