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Parrish Lecture: A Lifetime of Collecting

Join us for a fascinating talk by Jeffrey W. Allison, the Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as he speaks on the long-term loan the MFA has received.

Mr. Allison holds a BA in Photography from Virginia Intermont College and an MFA in Photography and Film from VCU. He has curated numerous exhibitions including Through Different Eyes: The Faces of Poverty in VirginiaUnbroken Circle: Unto the GenrationsEgypt Through the Drawing Room: 19th Century Stereographs of Egypt, and Faces at the Races: Equine Culture in Virginia. He has also curated the Paul Mellon Arts in Education exhibitions They Call it Stormy Weather: How Artists View the Weather and the Seasons, and A Horse of Course! Equine Images in Art at VMFA, both of which are traveling to locations throughout the commonwealth. Allison currently teaches Advanced Photography and The History of Photography at the VMFA and has taught for over thirty years at institutions including Virginia Intermont College, Virginia Commonwealth University, East Tennessee State University, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and Virginia Highlands Community College.

This lecture is FREE with General Admission.

Program sponsored by Wayne W. and Frances Knight Parrish

Reception to follow in the Membership Garden

Complimentary valet parking on Beach Drive




Image: Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867—1947), The Open Window (detail), c. 1919, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Event Details

March 1, 2018

6:30–7:30 pm

Event Categories

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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