art history

Spring exhibit explores race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary art

Poster for Investigating Identity exhibit

The exhibitions Investigating Identity: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art and Prints from the Permanent Collection will open Friday, February 3 at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, with a reception at 5 p.m. during Lynchburg’s First Friday. Investigating Identity, curated by Randolph art history professor Lesley Shipley, brings together works from... READ MORE >>

2017 summer study seminars will take students to Cuba, Italy

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During the summer of 2017, Randolph students will have the choice of immersing themselves in the daily life and studying the economic structure of a socialist country or visiting two of the most historically significant cities in the world for art and architecture. Economics professor Andria Smythe will lead Randolph’s first trip to Cuba for... READ MORE >>

Shipley joins art faculty

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley loves painting and drawing, but has an equal passion for researching art history and female artists. As Randolph’s newest art history professor, she plans to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the often-underrepresented female artists with her students. For her first semester at Randolph this fall, Shipley is teaching 19th Century European Art,... READ MORE >>

Head curator from the National Gallery, London to speak at Randolph

Caroline Campbell (Photo by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian, courtesy of National Gallery, London)

Randolph College will host the head of the Curatorial Department of the National Gallery, London on September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. Caroline Campbell, who also serves as curator of Italian paintings before 1500, will speak on “Representing the Renaissance: Collection, Display, and Scholarship at the National Gallery.” The lecture is free... READ MORE >>

Opening reception held for Senior Studio Art Major’s Exhibit

Andrea Mewhinney '16 stands in front of her artwork.

Andrea Mewhinney ’16 is using her Senior Studio Art Exhibit to raise awareness about endangered animals across the world. On Thursday afternoon, Mewhinney welcomed friends and colleagues to a reception for her exhibit at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. Her work features photographs that demonstrate the human footprint on natural habitats as... READ MORE >>

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College to present Venetian Visions: Selections from the National Gallery, London

Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano, The Virgin and the Child (from the National Gallery, London)

Thanks to the one-of-a-kind partnership with the National Gallery, London, Randolph College will open its newest exhibition at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Venetian Visions: Selections from the National Gallery, London. The exhibition, which opens Nov. 6 and runs through March 31, 2016, features works on loan from the National Gallery, London,... READ MORE >>

Former National Gallery, London director visits Randolph campus

Sir Nicholas Penny presents the public lecture

Sir Nicholas Penny, former director of The National Gallery, London, visited Randolph College this week as part of the College’s partnership with the National Gallery, London. Penny, who recently retired from his post at the National Gallery, London in August, arrived in Lynchburg on Tuesday afternoon. While on campus, he met with students, faculty, and... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor one of 23 nationwide selected to participate in European art seminar

Leanne Zalewski, assistant professor of art history

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has selected a Randolph College art history professor to participate in a special week-long seminar on Teaching European Art in Context. Leanne Zalewski is one of 23 professors chosen nationwide for the honor. The annual seminar, which this year is titled, “The Art of Storytelling in French Painting and... READ MORE >>

Randolph students to intern at National Gallery, London

National Gallery, London

Two eight-week summer internships will allow students to work and learn in one of the world’s great museums. Applications are due Feb. 16.... READ MORE >>

Thinking Global: Katie Snyder ’15 helps with antique globe archiving and research

Photo of Katie Snyder with globes

Katie Snyder ’15 immersed herself in the world of antique globes this summer. Snyder was seeking an internship at a museum, but she received an offer from Omniterrum, a company that sells globes in a store in Lynchburg. The story also helps museums acquire antique globes with historical significance. Once she walked in, Snyder knew... READ MORE >>