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As you walk through a museum, it can sometimes be hard to imagine the artifacts out in the world before they became part of a collection. They weren’t made to be in a museum. But after their original intended life, they live again for us to learn from.

In this episode of Beyond the Frame, Kyra Duffley takes us into the International Small Craft Center to explore the life of our Portuguese Moliceiro, as told through a 1933 painting of the boat by Spanish artist José María López Mezquita. In this work, we learn about the people who used this boat to feed their nation.

Through this experience, we get the opportunity to become part of its second life.

This series is made possible by the generous support of the Newport News Arts Commission and the York County Arts Commission.

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