In this edition of Beyond the Frame, we explore a grouping of 4 small oil paintings by the artist Milton J. Burns painted between ca. 1875 and 1925. Though this grouping was very likely never intended by the artist, they work together to tell a greater story, allowing the viewer insight into the life of the artist, and even an interpretive narrative of the life of a fisherman.
The discovery of a river boat in 1990 spurred a period of research into the Shenandoah Valley’s elusive single use boat, but 30 years later we find ourselves questioning the boat's identity… with Science!
Join Ariel, one of our summer interns, as she explains what happens to wood when it has been sitting underwater or in the ground for years and how they are stabilized to preserve for future generations.