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Visual Arts Learning: Portraits

Public art enhances and enlivens public spaces. It can also serve as a great jumping-off point for active arts learning for K-12 students. Our Art in Public Places and Arts in Education program staff are collaborating to help make these connections.

This exhibition features examples of portraits in the State Art Collection. Portraits are artistic representations that show something unique about the subject. They can be realistic or stylistic illustrations that capture a real person's face and likeness.

Ashley Williams curated this exhibition. The description of portraiture is based on its definition in the Getty Research Institute's Art & Architecture Thesaurus.

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