Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Randolph to host open house for new home of Ancient Collections on campus

Art history professor Andrea Campbell and Sara Primm '20 look at glass samples from Randolph's archaeology collection

In conjunction with International Archaeology Day, Randolph’s museum and heritage studies program will celebrate the installation of its Ancient Collections in Room 416 of the Harold G. Leggett Building tomorrow, October 17. The open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. and is free and open to the campus community as well as the public.... READ MORE >>

28th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium will bring esteemed visual storytellers to campus

Berlnd Symposium poster, with photo of Larry Day

This weekend, the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host the 28th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium. All events on Saturday, Oct. 12, are free and open to the public. Symposium events are held in conjunction with the 108th Annual Exhibition, Children’s Book Illustrations: Visual Storytelling (on view through Dec. 15), which features... READ MORE >>

Internationally-recognized comic book, fantasy illustrator to speak at Randolph

Charles Vess

Charles Vess, a world-renowned artist and Lynchburg native, will give a talk and sign books at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Vess is best known for his detailed, epic, and ethereal fantasy illustrations. An E.C. Glass... READ MORE >>

108th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art features children’s book illustration

Jerry Pinkney, The Tortoise and the Hare, 2016, watercolor and pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Randolph’s 108th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art will officially open Friday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The event is free and open to the public and includes refreshments and a cash bar (beer, wine), plus a cookie bar for children. For the first time in 108 years,... READ MORE >>

Science + Art Saturdays = fun for area high school students

Students take photos and selfies with art in the Maier as part of a Science + Art Saturdays activity

This fall, Randolph College will continue its popular (and free) Science + Art Saturdays, featuring a wide range of scientific and creative ventures for local high school students. Each session begins at 10 a.m., lasts about two hours, and includes a complimentary lunch. Laboratory activities are taught by Randolph faculty, and interactive tours and art workshops are... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Randolph art history professor to give public lecture on borders and barriers in landscape photography

Lesley Shipley

On Sunday, April 7, Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, will give the lecture “Art on the Edge: Borders and Barriers in Contemporary Landscape Photography” at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The program, which begins at 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. Shipley will discuss the theme... READ MORE >>

Princeton University Art Museum curator to lecture on ‘Ecology and Environment in American Art’

Karl Kusserow

On Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Randolph College’s Wimberly Recital Hall (Presser Hall), the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will present the lecture, “Exhibiting Nature’s Nation: Ecology and Environment in American Art,” by Karl Kusserow, the John Wilmerding Curator of American Art from Princeton University Art Museum. The lecture is free and... READ MORE >>

Randolph history professor, art historian to discuss ‘John Brown, Jacob Lawrence, & the Morality of Terror’

A portrait of Jacob Lawrence (left) next to his painting of John Brown’s Arsenal, 1941, gouache on panel, 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches.

On Sunday, March 17, John d’Entremont, Randolph’s Theodore H. Jack Professor of History, and Kathleen Placidi, a local art historian, will examine the violent antislavery exploits of John Brown (1800-1859) and his multiracial band of insurgents as well as his polarizing impact and the ways in which American artists have portrayed him. The event is... READ MORE >>

Sandra Whitehead Memorial Lecture features scholar of American landscape

Thomas Cole, Corway Peak, New Hampshire, 1844, oil on canvas.

Shannon Vittoria, a research associate at the Metropolitan Museum of American Art, will explore the development of 19th-century American landscape painting in Randolph’s permanent collection for the second annual Sandra Whitehead Memorial Lecture. The event will take place this Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m. at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. During... READ MORE >>