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Art Through Time: A Global View

Throughout history and across cultures, people have shown a fascination with faces, and in turn, with portrait representation. The depiction of an individual likeness is about identification, but more than that, it is a record of an interaction between an artist and a sitter, both of whom contribute to the portrait's form and content. Far from being mirror reflections, portraits are complex constructions of identity that serve a range of functions from expressing power and declaring status to making larger statements about society at a given point in history.

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Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 - 11:30 PM    "Death" Reveals how art including the Egyptian Book of the Dead, early American commemorative miniatures, Ga fantasy coffins from Ghana, and luxurious embroideries by contemporary artist Angelo Filomeno help people come to terms with mortality, cope with loss, and express spirituality.. D
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