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Lecture and Panel Discussion Highlight Modern Patrons Exhibit

Washington and Lee University Art Department will be presenting two events in conjunction with the current Staniar Gallery exhibition “Modern Patrons: Donations of Twentieth Century Art to the University Collection.” The exhibition, which is on view in Staniar Gallery until October 2, features important modern art works donated to the university.

Art History Professor Pamela H. Simpson, curator of the exhibition, will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Simpson organized the exhibition around significant donors and will discuss their contributions, their relationship to Washington and Lee and the art historical context of their gifts. The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Wilson Hall and will be followed by a reception.

University Collections: Stories Waiting to be Told, a panel discussion featuring members of the staff of University Collections of Art and History, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, room 2017. Peter Grover, directory of University Collections; Patricia Hobbs, curator and associate director of University Collections; and Ronald Fuchs, curator of the Reeves Collection will discuss Washington and Lee’s unique collection of art in terms of how it relates to the curriculum and educational goals of the University.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 540-458-8861.