Be the first to experience VMFA’s newest interactive gallery exhibition, A Closer Look. Join us for the opening event, taking place in conjunction with Open Studio Sunday. A Closer Look goes beyond the surface of six works of art from VMFA’s collection to investigate how art can be an expression of personal, cultural, or a spatial identity; how different cultures throughout time represent history and identity through art; and what histories are publicly told and which are hidden.
Activities include a virtual reality demo with the team from Hidden In Plain Site™ and an art project celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’, 2012, Trenton Doyle Hancock (American, born 1974), acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Sydney and Frances Lewis Endowment Fund and Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr. Fund for 21st-Century Art with funds contributed by Mary and Don Shockey Jr. and Marion Boulton Stroud, 2013.3 © Trenton Doyle Hancock