Ruffed | Drawings by Patrizia Vignola
This exhibit is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by the Staten Island Arts.
OPENING: Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Vignolia’s child portraits use adornment of the ruff to comment on social status. These ornate collars were worn by affluent people in Western Europe from the mid-16 th to the mid-17 th century. Vignola’s beautifully rendered portraits elevate all children to a new inclusive Golden Age.
Location: Staten Island Museum History Center, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building H, SI, NY 10301