art history

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 >>

Student translates for professor’s study of Sienese baptistery

Photo of Claire Sumner with professor

A determination to learn Italian and understand art enabled Claire Sumner ’15 to help one of her professors unravel the mysteries of an old baptistery in Siena this summer. Sumner helped her advisor and Randolph art history professor Andrea Campbell with a Summer Research project studying the baptistery at the cathedral in Siena. Unlike most... READ MORE >>

Statewide art history symposium to be held at Randolph

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host the first annual Virginia Art Historians Colloquium Undergraduate Symposium this weekend. The symposium will include five presentations on a variety of art history topics, including a paper by Glenna Gray ’14 about modern pillaging of Iraqi art. Presentations begin at 1 p.m. Saturday. “This symposium... READ MORE >>

Museum studies students work at Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum

Students work in Anne Spencer House

Six Randolph students spent Thursday afternoon doing hands-on curatorial work in the former home of a famous poet. Art professor Andrea Campbell took some of her museum studies students to the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum, where they carefully measured, photographed, and squinted at artifacts through magnifying glasses. This semester, they will be researching... READ MORE >>