Art is a Window into History

An interactive shadowbox tour of the centuries


October 1- January 30 
Second Floor Hallway | Thomasville Center for the Arts | 600 E Washington St


Art is a window into a specific place and time. Do you every wonder why contemporary art sometimes looks simplistic? Or why paintings from the Renaissance portray religious figures? In order to understand where art is now, we need to look to the past. Visual art has shifted over time, taking different forms in response to changes in history. 

Look through the window of the shadowboxes in this exhibit to observe the progression of Western art over the span of seven centuries. Each art movement corresponds to major shifts in culture – the shared values that shape people and how they live. If you look closely you can see the values of a place, time, and culture reflected in its art.