Voice of America, VOA News, visits Velveteria
Velvet fabric is often seen as a sign of luxury. As a canvas for art, however, velvet is considered by many to illustrate poor taste. Velvet art is considered “kitsch”, a gaudy, cheap style of art rarely displayed in art galleries or museums. But this hallmark of thrift shops and flea markets is embraced as fine art at Portland, Oregon’s Velveteria: Museum of Velvet Paintings.
The Velveteria in Portland, Oregon is out to change that. This small museum is dedicated solely to velvet paintings. VOA’s Yi Suli takes us for a tour of the Velveteria: Museum of Velvet Paintings. Elaine Lu narrates a shortened version in English. See longer version in Chinese.