Fashions are always changing, perhaps never more than during this pandemic. Just as today, we assess the clothing in historic painted portraits looking for important clues into the values, aspirations, and daily lives of the sitters. Join us for this interactive talk focusing on 50 pivotal years of American Colonial portraits of men, women, and children. By closely examining the clothing and accessories portrayed, you will discover how these paintings reveal our emerging, unique American identity and the formation of a nation.

Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $25


Rena Tobey – new teacher at The Center!

Rena’s greatest passion is making art accessible, invigorating, insightful, and fun. She teaches art history at NYU’s School for Professional Studies, conducts lively, interactive tours of museum collections, and provides talks on American art for community organizations. Just for fun, she has created Artventures!® Game–a cheeky party game on the adventures of art and art history.





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