Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, VA, from "Album of Virginia,” 1858, Edward Beyer (German, active in United States, ca. 1820–65). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginiana Fund

Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, VA, from "Album of Virginia,” 1858, Edward Beyer (German, active in United States, ca. 1820–65). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginiana Fund

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3 in 30: “Bridge of Years”: Perspectives and Portrayals of a “Natural Wonder”

with Sarah Rasich, Distance Learning Content Specialist

Tue, Jun 8, 2021 | 11–11:30am

Gallery Program (VIRTUAL)

How does a geological formation become a celebrated icon? What role might imagery play in this celebrity? Explore three objects featured in Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art to consider what is at play when artists translate place into picture.