University Collections of Art and History recently purchased prints by iconic American artists Thomas Hart Benton and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and they are already being incorporated into courses in art and art history.
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The artists will present their work in a talk on Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
The artist will give a public artist’s talk on Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall.
Lewis Perkins '93, the self-described “liberal arts kid” who received the Distinguished Alumnus Award at his 25th reunion in April, nurtured his creative spirit at W&L. Now he brings that spirit to a nonprofit that encourages sustainability.
Max Adler ’04, editorial director at Golf Digest magazine, used golf and art to facilitate the release of a wrongfully convicted man.
Joel Bernstein ’57 brings his passion for Native American art to W&L with a groundbreaking new exhibition.
The show will be on view Nov. 5 – Dec. 7.
As part of an art class, W&L students built the university’s first earth oven, which will be a permanent fixture in the Campus Garden.
Friends and classmates of Jeanne de Saussure Smith ’08 have dedicated an E. E. Cummings painting to W&L in her memory.
Oring visited W&L in conjunction with her Staniar Gallery exhibit, "Writer's Block."
The show will be on display Oct. 5 – Nov. 1.
This elegant bowl, which is part of W&L's Reeves Collection, can be traced back to the Opium War of 1839-1842.
A panel discussion and reception for "The Unfreedom of Expression: Artworks from the Augusta Correctional Center" will take place Sept. 13, but the exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 30.
After taking a course at Augusta Correctional Center, two W&L juniors helped to organize an exhibition at the university featuring artwork by artists who are incarcerated. The exhibit is entitled “Unfreedom of Expression.”
The show will be on view Sept. 1-30. Oring will give a public artist’s talk on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
Dr. Ling-ting Chiu, a Fulbright Scholar and assistant professor of history at Soochow University in Taiwan, spent the summer at Washington and Lee studying the works of former W&L professor and artist Professor I-Hsiung Ju.
Take a peek behind the Lenfest curtain for 2018-19.
Xinxian Wang '21 was able to marry two interests in an internship with The Visual Arts Center in Richmond.
The $7,000 Virginia Humanities grant will support an upcoming exhibit in Staniar Gallery.
Washington and Lee students partnered with Eagle’s Nest Clubhouse members to create a 32-foot community mural around the theme of recovery.
She is one of eight applicants to receive a $33,000 grant.
Elizabeth McDonald heads to Japan, Emily Austin to Indonesia and Riley Ries to Kyrgyzstan.
Ellen Kanzinger '18 provides a snapshot of the many opportunities she had to hone her photography skills at Washington and Lee.
More than 500 ancient graffiti are now available online through the project website.
Reese and two friends brought the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership to W&L, where it provides resources and a voice for students.
The work of Patrick Hinely '73 is currently on exhibit at Nelson Gallery, which is located on Washington Street in Lexington.
The show will be on display April 23 – May 24.
After Tucker Hall was restored, University Collections of Art & History worked to find the perfect art to adorn its walls — including four bas-relief sculptures that hung on campus more than 100 years ago.
Staniar Gallery showcases work by the Art Department’s graduating studio majors.
The interactive exhibit will be on display in Staniar Gallery through March 17.
The vase, which was made in the city of Deruta, illustrates two main influences on European ceramic design.
Gyatso is best known for his work mixing Buddhist iconography with pop imagery.
Bass will give a public artist’s talk on Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship will allow Spiezio to attend the American University in Dubai during Winter Term 2018.
A three-month internship with New York-based artist Taryn Simon presented Sara Dotterer '18 with myriad possibilities for her future career.
On the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, we take a closer look at a special item in the Reeves Collection — a plate that bears the image of Martin Luther.
Professor George Bent and his team of students are working on a digital recreation of Florence that Bent describes as the “project of his career.”
Mandy Witherspoon ’18 combined her love of art with her expertise in business at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The show will be on view through Dec. 8.
Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer’s exhibit collection “A Passion for Art: The Collection of Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer” will be on display from Nov. 6–June 30.
Olivia Kubli '18's summer volunteer work included photographing lions, giraffes and elephants in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Her lecture, titled “À Propos Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp,” will consider the friendship and artistic relationship between two important 20th-century artists.
A public artist’s talk and reception will be held Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
Elora Fucigna '19 completed an internship in social media and marketing for Ground Floor Farm, an urban farm in her hometown of Stuart, Florida.
Mary Catherine Greenleaf '19 collected and archived artifacts revolving around the Prohibition-era murder of Franklin Crosby Bearse.
A public artist’s talk and reception will be held on September 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
University Collections teamed up with the Art History and Chemistry departments at W&L to examine a tiny painting surrounded by mystery.
Ellen Kanzinger's summer internship allowed her to work on films for the nonprofit GroundTruth Project in Boston, Massachusetts.
This lecture is part of the Alumni College's summer program, "Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age."
An independent-study class at W&L allowed students to put together a short animated film from start to finish in only 12 weeks, but it turned out to be much more challenging than they expected.
Students in Meg Griffith’s Spring Term art class created public works of art to draw attention to important causes in the community.
Amirah S. Ndam Njoya ‘17 believes leadership, travelling, service, and scholarship are all vital parts of the W&L experience.
"The Battle of Minden" will be on display at W&L through the end of Fall Term 2017, when it will return on loan to Mount Vernon.
The life mask is perhaps the single most valuable item in a collection of more than 1,000 Dickey items in W&L Special Collections.
In his new book, Professor George Bent explores the cultural messages of Italian paintings from the Proto-Renaissance period.
W&L's Staniar Gallery presents a traveling exhibition that explores the impact of immigration to the U.S. through artworks made by those who are left behind and often separated from their loved ones.
Every once in a while someone comes along who reminds us that philanthropy is both profoundly creative and simpler than we think. For Eileen Small ’15, being a philanthropist is as simple as taking the ideas you have for how things could be better and doing something about them.
W&L's Melissa Kerin talked to WMRA's Jessie Knadler about the Staniar Gallery's recent exhibit by artist and researcher Joy Lyn Davis.
George Bent will discuss his new book, “Public Painting and Visual Culture in Early Republican Florence.”
Six Washington and Lee University studio art students will present their senior thesis work in an exhibition at Staniar Gallery that runs from March 27-April 7.
A new exhibit, “Mementos of the Great War: Toby Jugs Commemorating Allied Leaders of World War I,” is open to the public in the Watson Pavilion at Washington and Lee University through December 2017.
The work of four Washington and Lee University photography students was accepted in the 2017 Southwest Virginia Juried Student Photography Competition at the Radford University Art Museum Downtown.
Alvin Carl Hollingsworth was a leading African-American artist whose works can be seen in W&L's Leyburn Library.
A new exhibit-installation, directed by Stephanie Sandberg, will be on display in McCarthy Gallery of Holekamp Hall at the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics beginning Jan. 26.
Meet Olivia Sisson, a senior who has wanted to be an artist since she was little - but didn’t know how - about her experience on the Humanities Career Trip to New York.
In the first installment of our new series, Ron Fuchs tells the story behind a 4,000-year-old jar in Watson Pavilion.
Washington and Lee's ceramics expert, Ron Fuchs, has been named chairman of the board of the American Ceramic Circle.
Finding answers in the space where science and art intersect.
“Aliyah, The Rebirth of Israel,” by Salvador Dalí, a suite of 25 lithographs commemorating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, will be on view from Jan. 9-Feb. 3.
W&L's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present erin o’Hara slavick’s exhibit “Illuminated Artifacts.” The show will be on display from Jan. 9 to Feb. 3, 2017.
As a student at Washington and Lee, Noelani Love ’05 made jewelry for fun and extra income. Today, she has turned that hobby into a thriving business.
"The conference is a great way to meet and network with alumni, and a leadership role with AdLib allows more opportunity to speak with and gain valuable advice from alumni in my interested field."
"When you’re involved with a large-scale project like AdLib that’s sponsored by the school, you come to learn that your work is a reflection of W&L as a whole."
Matthew Reichel '17 didn't expect to be cast as Edward in Washington and Lee's production of "Sense and Sensibility," but now he is embracing the part.
Ricardo Dominguez, American artist and associate professor of visual arts at UC San Diego, will speak on “Disturbance Gestures: Art Between the Lines.”
The Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University presents “Modern Art Goes Pop: Selections from W&L's Art Collection.” The show will be on view Nov. 7 – Dec. 9.
In an essay recently featured on Paint This Desert, Andrea Lepage, associate professor of art at Washington and Lee University, shares her thoughts on artist Vincent Valdez.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Winner Sonia Brozak '17 Travels to Florence to Study Art History.
The 2016-17 academic year marks the 10-year anniversary for Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery. To mark the occasion, Staniar Gallery will present a group exhibition featuring recent works by Studio Art faculty and W&L alumni who studied art in Wilson Hall and Staniar Gallery. “Decade: Staniar Gallery's 10-Year Anniversary Exhibition” will be on view Sept. 30–Oct. 28.
Recipients of W&L's Certificate of International Immersion reflect on their experiences abroad.
Studio art major Leigh Stauffer '16 works as a membership and development intern at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Stuart Hogue '96 believes in the power of girls to end global poverty.
Margaret McClintock is an English major with a minor in art history from Tunica, Miss. A member of the Class of 2015, she has been president of the Panhellenic Council, and Appalachian Adventure Trip leader, a member of the Contact Committee, the Student Faculty Hearing Board, the Student Affairs Committee and Traveller.
Bailey Russell is a studio art (photography) major from Huntsville, Alabama. A member of the Class of 2016, she is co-chair of the LEAD Banquet Planning Committe, a DJ at WLUR, a peer tutor and a member of Reformed University Fellowship and KLAZICS hip-hop dance group. .
Haley Miller '16, a lifelong lover of sports, works as a marketing intern for Adidas.
W&L's IQ Center and Dalí Studio Assistant Collaborate to Create Innovative Art.
Charlotte Sisk spent the summer working as a project management intern for the Saatchi & Saatchi global communications and advertising agency network in New York City.
Business administration and art history major Colton Klein '15 interns at Sotheby's headquarters in New York City.
"Over my years at W&L I have constantly been drawing and redrawing myself, trying to find the most sincere, visceral and true parts."
Michael Bronstein '15 and T.J. Fisher '15 study the evolution of the depiction of chaos in art and neuroscience.
Sonia Brozak '17 studies Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation.
"Day Out: A Story of a Mother's Love:" On stage at the Symposium of Theater in Academe on March 27.
Johnson Opportunity Grant winner connects interests in economics and art history at famed auction house.
Araba Wubah '17 conducts immunology research in Ghana.
Business administration and art history major Sarah Williamson '18 interns in the finance department at the Guggenheim.
Art history and business administration major Sarah Wagner interns in the public relations department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Journalism major Leslie Yevak interns at Fox News Channel.
The first exhibit of the academic year at Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery, which will be on view Sept. 1–24, is “Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream,” photographs by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman.
A new Spring Term class has an English professor and an art professor teaming up to guide students through writing and illustrating a comic book.
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery, in conjunction with the Departments of English, History, and Art and Art History, will present an exhibition of original prints and reproductions from the collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington.
"Electromagnetograms," a collaboration by Jessie Mann and Liz Liguori, will open on April 7 in the McCarthy Gallery of Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University. It will remain on view until September 2016.
Meera Kumar, from Portland, Oregon, and a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Fulbright research grant to India. Her project is "Artistic Depiction and Womanhood in Village Bengal."
Washington and Lee University studio art majors will present their senior projects in an exhibition that opens in Staniar Gallery on March 28 and runs until April 11. An opening reception for the artists will be March 31 at 4 p.m. in Lykes Atrium, Wilson Hall.
The photographs of Jillian Leigh '17, Emerson Scheinuk '17, Kiki Spiezio '17, Laura Wiseman '16 and Ellen Kanzinger '18 were included in the new Southwest Virginia Juried Student Photography Exhibition at the Radford University Art Museum.
For his last exhibition before he retires from Washington and Lee University as a professor of studio art, Larry Stene has sorted through 43 years of work and chosen pieces that tell a story.
Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “I, Rhinoceros,” an exhibit by New York-based artist, Nyeema Morgan. The show is exhibited until Feb. 10.
Pika Ghosh, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the Pamela H. Simpson Lecture in Art History on Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in at the Wilson Hall Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Rives Granade, a 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has an exhibition of his work on display at Ochi Projects in Los Angeles through Dec 19.
Melissa R. Kerin, assistant professor of art history, will talk about her new book, “Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya” (2015), on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. in Washington and Lee’s Book Nook in Leyburn Library.
Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “An Exercise in Not Perpetual Motion/Another Last Stand,” an exhibit by Brooklyn-based artist, Jose Krapp. The show will be on view Nov. 9–Dec. 14.
Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, first became interested in Tibet as an undergraduate at Trinity College, after hearing about the Tibetan diaspora.
"My journey through the world of theater has been one of the most formative aspects of my college career."
Year after year, Patrick Hinely, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1973 and has been the school’s photographer since 1980, has been publishing his favorites in the Annual Fund calendar.
Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “Broken Land/Still Lives,” an exhibit of photographs by Eliot Dudik. The show will be on view Oct. 9–Nov. 4.
James Elkins, the E.C. Chadbourne Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will lecture as part of the Questioning Passion series at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
“Maternal Instincts,” a selection of work from the Scanner Obscura and Roots & Nests projects by Christa Bowden, will open on Sept. 11 in the Williams Gallery of Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University and will remain on view until Dec. 11.
Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery presents “the sun that never sets,” an exhibit of paintings by Staunton-based artist Paul Ryan. The show will be on view Sept. 7-Oct. 4. Ryan will give an artist’s talk on Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
The Millennium Gate Museum at Atlantic Station, in Atlanta, Georgia, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary, has an exhibition of the works of the late Chinese artist I-Hsiung Ju, a former professor of art and artist in residence at Washington and Lee University.
Studio art and English major Alee Johnson '15 interns for the non-profit Live Like Jack Foundation in Washington, D.C.
A new digital annotation technology being developed at Washington and Lee University lets people explore a famed mural, the Great Wall of Los Angeles, in ways impossible even when viewing it in person.
A new art exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, "The Strangest Fruit," will feature the work of Vincent Valdez, a widely recognized Texas-based artist. The exhibition will feature his 2013 series of large-scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by the little-known history of the many Mexicans and Mexican Americans lynched in the U.S. Southwest between 1848 and 1928.
Six Washington and Lee University studio art students will present their senior projects in an exhibition that opens at Staniar Gallery on March 30. The show will be on view through April 10.
Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present "Strange Attractors," an exhibit of recent work by Surrealist-style artist Louis Markoya. The show will be on view February 16 – March 20.
Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present "Not In This Fool's House," an exhibit of recent work by New York-based artist, Mark Fox. The show will be on view Jan. 12 through Feb. 11.
Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present Reading Room, an exhibit of drawings, photographs and sketchbooks by Travis Head. The show will be on view Nov. 10 – Dec. 16.
Boxerwood Education Association is sponsoring an exhibition of work by abstract artist Josef Albers, Oct. 8 through Nov. 5, in the Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University. "Formulation: Articulation" is a suite of 127 silkscreen prints that display the optical possibilities of color and design.
Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery is pleased to open its 2014-2015 year with "Conversing With Time," an exhibit of paintings and drawings by Minneapolis-based artist Clarence Morgan. The show will be on view Sept. 5 to Oct. 3.
Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Politics, and Economics announces a new exhibit in Holekamp Hall's McCarthy Gallery. "Inside/Outside: Paintings by Philip Geiger" will run from Sept. 15 through Dec. 15, 2014.
Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.
Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present Tell Me Again the World Will Be Beautiful, an exhibit of works by photographer Alyssa Salomon. The show will be on view until May 23.
Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.
Sarah-Jean Vallon, a senior mass communications major and studio art minor from Hewlett, N.Y., has received a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. Competition for CBYX fellowships is highly competitive. Vallon was chosen from a pool of 700 applicants following interviews in February.
Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for a year of supported research leave in 2014-15.
Washington and Lee University's studio art majors will present their senior projects in an exhibition that opens in Staniar Gallery on March 24. The show will be up through April 8 with an opening reception for the artists in Lykes Atrium, Wilson Hall, on Thursday, March 27, at 4 p.m. Each spring, Staniar Gallery showcases […]
Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery will present "Small Problems in Living," photographs by Sarah Hobbs, from January 6-31. The artist will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall's Concert Hall.
When Erich Uffelman gave Andrea Lepage a tour of W&L's new IQ Center, she was immediately intrigued by the potential that the 3D High-Performance Visualization Lab might have for using reflectance transformation imaging (RTI) to enhance teaching in the arts and humanities.
David J. Getsy, the chair of the department of art history, theory and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will deliver the inaugural Pamela H. Simpson Lecture in Art History at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in the Elrod Commons.
"Echo and Silft" is an exhibition of recent paintings, prints and drawings by the New England artist.
Drawings and photographs by Barb Bondy and works by Washington and Lee students from the Spring Term tour in Italy will be on display during October.
A team of students traveled between France, Norway and Denmark this summer to determine why certain pigments in iconic paintings are fading, and to determine how to stop the process.
To begin its 2013-14 season, Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery will present paintings by California artist Gina Werfel.
"Observable Traits," an exhibit by Jason Clary and Doug Norman, is on display in McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University. It will run until August 28.
Andrea Lepage, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, is one of 21 faculty members from around the country chosen to participate in a special week-long seminar on Teaching European Art in context. The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) selected Lepage for the seminar, which will be held at the High Museum […]
“Portraits of Places,” paintings, photographs and drawings by artists Jan Knipe, Jim Knipe, Linda White and Bill White, are on exhibit in Williams Gallery in Huntley Hall on the campus of Washington and Lee University
Comedian, actor, director and art collector Cheech Marin will lecture on the exhibition of paintings from his collection of Chicano art on Monday, April 22, at Washington and Lee University.
Five paintings from Washington and Lee's art collection are featured in a major exhibition of Southern paintings at Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.
Washington and Lee art history professor Elliott King is the curator of an exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art on the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Today, Feb. 18, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of George Washington Custis Lee (1832-1913), who served as president of Washington and Lee University from 1871 to 1897. He succeeded in that office his father, Robert E. Lee. A commemoration will be observed at Lee Chapel today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A spray of flowers […]
“Make Up,” an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Stacey Davidson, will be on view at Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery from Feb. 13 to March 15
“Emblematic Objects,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Anita Dawson, opens on Jan. 28 in McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University.
Emily Smith, the director of 1708 Gallery in Richmond, will give a public talk on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall at Washington and Lee’s Wilson Hall. The topic of the lecture will be the current exhibition at Staniar Gallery, <em>Future Perfect</em>, which was curated by Smith.
"Return to the Nest," an exhibition of work by former W&L photo students, will be open in Lykes Atrium in Wilson Hall from Nov. 12 through Dec. 12.
Roots & Nests, an exhibition of photographic works by Christa Kreeger Bowden, opens on Nov. 12 in Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery and will remain on view through Dec. 12. There will be an artist’s talk, followed by an opening reception, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall. Christa […]
Writers at Studio 11 reading series will present poet, author and scholar Ann Fisher-Wirth on Monday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Studio 11 Gallery.
Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery will present a special screening of films by Brent Green on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in conjunction with the artist’s gallery exhibit.
Michael Hanson, a travel and documentary photographer, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Stackhouse Theater at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
An exhibition of paintings and monotypes by artist Frank Hobbs will be on view in the McCarthy Gallery at Washington and Lee University from Oct. 6 to Dec. 31.
Erich S. Uffelman, professor of chemistry at Washington and Lee University, will give the Cincinnati Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Friday, Oct. 5.
Washington and Lee senior art history major Teresa Soley turned detective this summer as an R.E. Lee Research Scholar.
The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is a project of the Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles that combines mathematics, art, crafts, marine biology and environmental science in creating crocheted reproductions of coral reefs. A satellite reef is now being locally constructed, sponsored by Roanoke College. Students and faculty at Washington and Lee University and members […]
Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery begins its 2012-2013 season with The Father Myths, an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by North Carolina artist Jim Tisnado. The show opens on Sept. 6 and will remain on view through Sept. 28. The artist will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson […]
The family of I-Hsiung Ju, the award-winning professor of art and artist-in-residence emeritus at Washington and Lee University, has established an endowment for traditional Chinese art studies in his honor with an initial gift of $50,000.
Patricia Hobbs, associate director/curator of University Collections of Art and History at Washington and Lee, is one of only 32 academic museum and gallery leaders from throughout the United States attending the inaugural Leadership Seminar of the Association of Academic Museums and Gallery (AAMG). She will be the only person from Virginia to attend the […]
Washington and Lee art historian Pamela Hemenway Simpson, who died in October after four decades at the University, has been honored by her alma mater, Gettysburg College. Pam received a posthumous Distinguished Alumni Award from Gettysburg's Alumni Association. It is the highest honor that the association bestows and is awarded for "extraordinary personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian […]
A book by Pamela Simpson, the late Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University, “Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture," has been published posthumously.
George Bent, professor of art history and head of the Department of Art and Art History at Washington and Lee University, will present the Sidney Gause Childress Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library. Bent is the first to hold the professorship, which was established in […]
“Volume,” drawings and sculpture by Virginia artist Craig Pleasants, will open at Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery on April 23 and will remain on view through May 25
Washington and Lee University students Austin Branstetter, Claire Oliver and Luke Andersen will be recognized at Generals of the Month on Wednesday, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons. Branstetter, a senior from Nashville, Tenn., is a mathematics major and the recipient of a George Washington Honor Scholarship. He is the […]
Jamie and Alison Small, of Midland, Texas, have made a $100,000 challenge gift to a new endowment fund that Washington and Lee University has established in memory of Pamela Hemenway Simpson, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History, who died in October 2011.
George Bent, the Sidney Gause Childress Professor in the Arts and department head at W&L, has authored a series of Great Courses lecture on Leonard da Vinci.
Washington and Lee University Studio Art majors will present their senior projects in an exhibition that opens in Staniar Gallery on March 27.
Land Not Lost: Contemporary Views of the Virginia Landscape, an exhibition of paintings and photographs, opens at Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery on March 12 and will be on view through March 23.
Andy Warhol was a prolific photographer, creating tens of thousands of images over the course of his lifetime as he documented the people, places and things around him. To commemorate their 20th anniversary, the Warhol Foundation donated nearly 30,000 photographs by the legendary pop artist to educational institutions across the country. Washington and Lee University, […]
Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery will host an artist’s talk with Minneapolis painter Michael Kareken on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall. It will coincide with his exhibition Salvaged Views, recent paintings and drawings by the artist, which will run from until Dec. 10. The artist’s talk will be followed […]
“Bring a prop, wear a hat, or come up with your own way of portraying your personality on video,” declare posters inviting students, faculty and employees to take part in The Warhol Screen Test Project at Washington and Lee University. W&L’s Student Arts League is spearheading the project as part of a forthcoming three-part exhibition […]
Journey Home, an exhibition of paintings by Washington and Lee Professor Emeritus of Art I-Hsiung Ju, will be on view in Staniar Gallery from October 12 – November 2, 2011. Ju will present an artist’s talk in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall before the exhibition reception on Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Over the twenty years […]
Pamela Hemenway Simpson, an art historian who was one of the most influential figures of the last four decades at Washington and Lee University, died at her home in Lexington, Va., on Oct. 4. She was 65. "She was a dear friend and colleague," said W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio. "Washington and Lee is a […]
Washington and Lee University is honoring longtime art history professor Pamela H. Simpson with a professorship in her name. An anonymous gift from a current parent established the professorship, providing the University with the opportunity to recognize a distinguished individual important to the life and history of the institution. The Pamela H. Simpson Professorship will […]
"Taking on Tradition: Six Young Virginia Painters and Printmakers," the newest exhibit in The Williams School Gallery in Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University, opens Sept. 15 and runs until Dec. 15. "Taking on Tradition" is an invitational group show of young artists working in the two-dimensional art mediums of drawing, printmaking and painting. […]
Addressing the Fall Convocation to open Washington and Lee University's 263rd year, Pamela Hemenway Simpson, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History at the University, told the Warner Center audience that development of the W&L campus over several hundred years resulted in not just a collection of buildings, but a symbol. "What we so […]
Pamela Hemenway Simpson, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Art and Art History at Washington and Lee University, will present the 2011 Fall Convocation address on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m., in Warner Center. The title of Simpson's address is "Reflections on White Columns." The event will be streamed live on the University's website. […]
Lesbians, sex and incest, oh my! The 2009 Flournoy Playwright Festival features the works of Lucy Thurber, including Where We're Born, which focuses on life in a small, working-class town, where "family relationships are maintained by a delicate balance between desire and dependency." Where We're Born runs from Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 5-7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.