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Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Anne Barriault


BUY Cloth · 376 pp. · 8 × 10 · ISBN 9780917046827 · $45.00 · Jul 2007

Including an updated introduction to VMFA’s history as well as full-color reproductions of art from the permanent collection, this newly designed, revised, and expanded edition of Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features more 148 highlights selected by the museum’s curators and staff. Spanning more than five thousand years and representing a wide array of world cultures, this volume includes works from the ancient Mediterranean, Byzantine, ancient American, Asian, African, European painting, European sculpture and decorative arts, modern and contemporary art, late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century decorative arts, and American art collections. For visitors to the museum and art connoisseurs, this book presents a sampling of the diverse objects in VMFA’s collection through color illustrations and lively, informative descriptions and discussions of art.

About the Author: 

Anne B. Barriault, art historian and author of a book, articles, and essays on Italian Renaissance painting, served as senior editor in VMFA’s publications department from 1990 to 1999. She is currently a writer and editor with VMFA’s Foundation Kay M. Davidson, clinical psychologist, is a writer and research assistant at VMFA.

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