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11/3/2007 - 12/23/2007
Organizing institution: The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
In conjunction with the Virginia Film Festival and its 2007 theme—Kin Flicks—the Museum dips into its broad collections to explore what constitutes “family”in various cultures, yesterday and today. The family is the microcosm and perhaps the ultimate source of all the strife and delight in human existence and in art itself. Great artists in the Museum’s collection such as Picasso, Kathë Kollwitz, Gertrude Kasëbier, Eugene Smith, Tiepolo and Goya demonstrate not only what may or may not define a family but also the fact that any family, like Picasso’s families of
acrobats, is a kind of balancing act of hilarity and sadness, elegance and sordidness, madness and sanity, order and chaos. Images of the family provide great visual and psychological riches.

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