Let There Be Light is proud to have the support of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. This year VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century will present Revealing and Obscuring Identity: Portraits from the Permanent Collection. This exciting exhibition of paintings, photographs, and prints explores portraiture through a variety of periods, cultures, and styles.
Throughout history, traditional portraits have typically been reserved for the elite of society, signifying the sitter’s wealth, power, attractiveness, and intelligence. Over time, the genre has become more expressive. Many of the works in this exhibition explore themes about the nature of art, the perception of beauty, and the cultural influences on identity. Visitors to Revealing and Obscuring Identity: Portraits from the Permanent Collection will experience the shift that occurred in portraiture over the decades.
VMFA one the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century provides residents of the commonwealth the opportunity to see and experience up close authentic works of art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. VMFA on the Road is traveling to remote corners of Virginia by way of the museum's Statewide Partners program, which includes 1,000 locations - from community centers and small museums to colleges and universities.