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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.

 

The Story of Virginia

Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity

Pennsylvania Bank Barn

Content
48 framed original paintings, didactic panels, and labels

Size
Up to 1,700 square feet

Rental period
4 months

Display Period
3 months

Rental Fee
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Availability
Beginning November 2019

Across a spectacular natural setting that extends some 200 miles from the Potomac to the James River, the story of our nation’s multi-cultural nature can be seen in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. For three centuries, settlers of English, German, Scots-Irish, French, and African descent moved into the Valley in waves of settlement. They carried with them varied beliefs and enjoyed the religious freedom—and solitude—the region offered.

Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity is an exhibition of 50 plein air paintings by contemporary artist Andrei Kushnir representing the communities, farmlands, waterways, and historical sites of the Shenandoah Valley. A full-time painter since 1980, Kushnir captures the extraordinary beauty and richness of the Valley as well as the qualities that enticed pioneers—and those that followed—to settle and remain there.

About Andrei Kushnir

After experimenting with various media, Kushnir started painting in oils in 1980, and quickly discovered the joys of painting landscapes outdoors, en plein air. Essentially self-taught, Kushnir developed a naturalistic, realist style that focuses on the American landscape. Along with painting the Shenandoah Valley, he has also painted along the shores of Maine, New York, Cape Hatteras and Florida’s Gulf Coast, as well as in the Western U.S. states, particularly Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. His work has been exhibited across the United States.

View the exhibit prospectus.

For more information, call or write:

Jamison Davis, Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator
email: jdavis@VirginiaHistory.org
Telephone: 804.340.2273
Address: Virginia Museum of History & Culture
P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, Virginia 23221

View of Three States from Hilltop House Enter Fullscreen More information
View of Three States from Hilltop House
Long Branch Plantation Clarke County Enter Fullscreen More information
Long Branch Plantation Clarke County
Home of the North Fork Overlook at the New Market Battlefield Enter Fullscreen More information
Home of the North Fork Overlook at the New Market Battlefield
Pennsylvania Bank Barn Bushong Farm New Market Battlefield Enter Fullscreen More information
Pennsylvania Bank Barn Bushong Farm New Market Battlefield
Town of Shenandoah South Fork Enter Fullscreen More information
Town of Shenandoah South Fork
Rockbridge Vineyard near Raphine Enter Fullscreen More information
Rockbridge Vineyard near Raphine
View of Three States from Hilltop House
View of Three States from Hilltop House
Long Branch Plantation Clarke County
Long Branch Plantation Clarke County
Home of the North Fork Overlook at the New Market Battlefield
Home of the North Fork Overlook at the New
Pennsylvania Bank Barn Bushong Farm New Market Battlefield
Pennsylvania Bank Barn Bushong Farm New Ma
Town of Shenandoah South Fork
Town of Shenandoah South Fork
Rockbridge Vineyard near Raphine
Rockbridge Vineyard near Raphine

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