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The collection documents the formation of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Fabergé decorative artworks at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Bequeathed to the museum upon her death in 1947, Pratt's Fabergé collection consistently remains one of the highlights of the museum's permanent collection. Pratt purchased most of her Fabergé collection from the Schaffer Collection and Hammer Galleries, both of New York City, in the 1930s and 1940s. Comprised of correspondence, invoices, price tags, and detailed item descriptions, this collection illuminates Pratt's mind as a collector, as well as her relationship with one of her dealers, Alexander Schaffer
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The collection documents the rich history of the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the museum's oldest and longest-running support group. Founded in 1955 by a group of interested women, the Council has grown greatly over the years in membership, events, projects, and support given to the museum. The collection spans the entire six decade history of the Council through minutes, officers' reports, committee reports, subject/event files, and some past Presidents' files. A large portion of the documentation is devoted to the Council Sales Shop, begun in 1962, and turned over to the museum in 2010
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This small collection documents the relationship between T. Catesby Jones, prominent lawyer and art collector, and Michael Agelasto, cotton broker and later Greek consul to the Port of Norfolk. While they met professionally as younger men in Norfolk, their lifelong friendship was sustained by a common appreciation for modern art, as evidenced by the content of the collections' correspondence between Jones' widow, Louisa Brooke Jones, and Agelasto, after Catesby's death in 1946
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Video footage of Artmobile mural painting in progress and brief interview with the Artmobile mural artist and designer Paul Whitehead
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Video footage of work being conducted on the museum's Grove Avenue entrance gate by artist Albert Paley item no: 85.10
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Interview with artist and VMFA fellowship recipient Benjamin Wigfall. The film features Wigfall's painting Chimneys, object number: 51.7.5, in the background
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Interview with artist Yukinori Yanagi featuring his piece Dollar Pyramid, object number: 2000.81.1-15