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Morning Seminar: Why is this Art? with Emily Smith of the VMFA

From the VMFA website: "Looking at modern art can often be challenging. It always raises questions, even amongst the most knowledgeable viewers: What is an abstract painting 'of'? How do you determine if something is 'good'? A close look at the history of modern art, dating from roughly 1870 through 1950, demonstrates that the changes that occurred, chiefly that art became more abstract, were not arbitrary but rather developed along deliberate paths."