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Hollar’s Insects at the VMFA

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From the Frank Raysor Collection, title plate of Hollar’s Muscarum, Scarabeorum, Vermiumque…(Of Flies, beetles and worms…). 1646. Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark talk a bit about the history of insects in art, Wenceslaus Hollar’s insect prints, and Art’s upcoming lecture at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, March 22 at 11 AM. This lecture is free, but tickets are required.


Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) was a prolific printmaker. The exhibit,  Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection, will be on display at the VMFA until May 5, 2019. In addition to insects, the exhibit features more than 200 prints that were inspired by the landscape, historic events, and people of the mid 17th century.


For more information and tickets,  visit the VMFA website


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