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Why do we collect?

In this month’s segment on enjoying and valuing art, our participants share their thoughts on why we collect.

Why do we create?

Enjoying and valuing treasures of art are essential to the human experience. In our next three segments we’ll hear from a variety of people who discuss their artistic observations and experiences—beginning with their thoughts on why we create.


The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Charles Dickens Social Realism Novels

Dickens fictional works were key in uncovering some of the Victorian Era’s most egregious social problems, especially those related to children. In this segment we look at three of his most disturbing villains.

The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Lightbearers

In this segment Director Erin Jones continues exploring the theme of redemption through three Victorian portraits.

The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Inspiring Character

In this segment Erin Jones highlights some of Charles Dickens’ most inspiring characters.

The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Theatre of the Mind

In our next few segments we’ll explore how Dickens’ imaginative creations helped alter the Victorian landscape, beginning with Oliver Twist and Britain’s poor laws.

The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Caroline Norton & Angela Burdett-Coutts

In this segment writer Caroline Norton and philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts share reforms they inspired on behalf of Victorian women.


The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Women

In this segment Director Erin Jones shares some of the cultural milieu of the Victorian woman.

The Victorian Woman from Museum & Gallery, Inc. on Vimeo.

The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Conan Doyle & Henry Irving

In this segment, Conan Doyle and Henry Irving share their thoughts on a variety of topics, including what it means to be a “Victorian gentleman,” the perils of creating a wildly popular character, and the process for making such characters “come alive” on stage.


The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Gentlemen

Museum exhibitions are a wonderful way to explore the context of the art and artifacts of an era. In 2015 the Museum & Gallery showcased a variety of Victorian paintings and objects in Charles Dickens: The Continuing Victorian Narrative.  Over the next several segments Erin Jones will provide a virtual “tour” of that exhibition’s vignettes. We’ll also highlight several of the era’s influential (and colorful!) personalities connected to these vignettes.