RCHS is very excited to announce the opening of our very first exhibit of the year:
The Art of Childhood - Selected Works from the RCHS Portrait Collection.
Exhibit Open February 23 to August 22, 2018
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.