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The Art of Childhood. Selected Works from the RCHS Portrait Collection

  • Location: Rensselaer County Historical Society 57 Second St, Troy, NY 12180 Troy, NY 12180
  • Dates: February 23, 2018 - August 21, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Overview

    Formal portraits of children have a special place in the lives of the families they belong to and over the years these images become tangible evidence of times gone by. The RCHS collection has a wonderful variety of images of children from babies and toddlers to teenagers on the edge of adulthood.

    This exhibit brings many of these works out of storage and places them together, many for the first time, allowing the viewer to see both individual faces and the changing face of childhood through time. This exhibit is a companion to the main gallery exhibit, A Valuable Resource: Growing Up in Rensselaer County.

    This event opens on Friday, February 23rd at Noon, and runs through August 21st, 2018.