Virginia Tech Presents Facts & Snacks: The Art of Big Data

In 2013, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., officially changed the title of a 19th century painting in its collection due to B. Scott Crawford's research.

While Crawford's research focused on the larger socio-historical context surrounding the work, thus providing evidence the painting deserved a new title, he also uncovered a message the artist leaves on the canvas. That message directly connects to current business themes related to the use of data - while still accommodating human emotions and passions.

Come discuss a 19th century painting with B. Scott Crawford and learn more about the research that led the National Gallery to change the title. Learn how a 19th century artist can help 21st century business leaders approach hard data in a humanistic manner.

October 25, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Suite 710

This event is at NO COST, but seating is limited. Email Martha Franklin at to reserve your spot by 10.22.18. Free parking for the first 20 registrants! View a flyer about this event.