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Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery Featuring 2nd Part of Picturing America Exhibit

July 1–31, 2010

The Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery in the Bristol Public Library is proud to
offer a strong collection of American art masterpieces through "Picturing
America", an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the
Humanities. Through this innovative program, students and citizens will gain
a deeper appreciation of our country's history and character through the
study and understanding of its art.

The nation's artistic heritage-our paintings, sculpture, architecture, fine
crafts, and photography-offers unique insights into the character, ideals,
and aspirations of our country.

Picturing America, a far-reaching new program from the National Endowment
for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association,
brings this vital heritage to all Americans.

By bringing high-quality reproductions of notable American art into the
Bristol Public Library, Picturing America gives participants the opportunity
to learn about our nation's history and culture in a fresh and engaging way.
The program uses art as a catalyst for the study of America-the cultural,
political, and historical threads woven into our nation's fabric over time.

Selected masterpieces from the Picturing America collection will be on
display in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery July 1st-31st, 2010. Resource
information will be available for each piece in the gallery. The library is
open Monday- Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday- Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and
Sundays 2 p.m.-5 p.m.