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Virtual Programming, Artwork Spotlights

Artwork Spotlight: The Natural Bridge, Virginia

Monday, April 25, 2022

10:30am - 10:35am

Learn more about artist Frederic Edwin Church's 1852 painting, The Natural Bridge, Virginia, including its historical significance to the Great Wagon Road and the expansion of slavery.

This work is on view now in the exhibition,Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The exhibition is up through August 7, 2022, and is free and open to the public.

 

 

Image credit: Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826-1900) The Natural Bridge, Virginia (detail), 1852, Oil on canvas, The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Gift of Thomas Fortune Ryan, 1912.1. Image courtesy of the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, photography by Mark Gulezian/QuickSilver