University Museums Reopen to Campus Community On Feb. 26, W&L’s museums and art galleries reopened to current W&L students, faculty and staff for in-person visitation.
Washington and Lee University’s museums reopened to the campus community on Friday, Feb. 26. The museums, which include University Chapel (formerly Lee Chapel and Museum), the Reeves Museum of Ceramics, and Watson Galleries, advance learning through direct engagement with collections, stimulate appreciation of global cultures, and inspire leadership in the arts and sciences. Works from the ceramics, art and history collections are also on view in several campus buildings.
Occupancy limits and masking requirements will be observed in these facilities. The Reeves Museum of Ceramics and Watson Galleries are open to current W&L students, faculty and staff. Reservations are no longer required but still permitted through Calendly.
Lee Chapel and Museum will be available by appointment only for private sessions planned around educational opportunities. The private sessions allow for up-close observations and exploration and are available for all three museums on campus. Schedule a visit here.
The Watson Galleries showcase the Senshin’an Japanese Tea Room and currently house two temporary exhibits: “Inscapes: Paintings by Evelyn Dawson” and “Breaking the Chains: Ceramics and the Abolition Movement.” Visitors are also invited to reflect and meditate through a pairing of music and artwork curated by students.
The Reeves Museum of Ceramics showcases Asian, European and American ceramics spanning some 4,000 years. The Reeves also highlights Louise Herreshoff Eaton’s original work. Eaton is an early 20th century American painter noted for her impressionist and fauvist works. Visitors can engage with the collection through a self-guided smartphone tour.
For additional questions about in-person, hybrid or online tours, the campus community is encouraged to email Cassie Ivey, museum program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.