Art

Randolph introduces new museum and heritage studies major

Students conduct archaeological research on African artifacts.

Beginning in the fall, Randolph College students will be able to take advantage of the College’s newest major, museum and heritage studies. The new interdisciplinary program will introduce students to a rich variety of approaches for presenting and studying visual and material culture. The program is designed for a broad range of students in the... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Art history professor selected for CIC seminar at Yale Center for British Art

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, is one of just 25 full-time college professors from across the nation selected to participate in the Council of Independent Colleges’ (CIC) 2017 seminar on Landscape and Identity in Britain and the United States (1770-1914). The program will be held at the Yale Center for British arts... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s paintings to be featured in prestigious national art exhibition

Kathy Muehlemann

UPDATE: Art professor Kathy Muehlemann has received more recognition for her art. She recently was informed by the American Academy of Arts and Letters that its Academy Art Purchase Committee chose to purchase two of her works, Swimming Dragon and The Hurley Burley #3 – Dante’s Fire, through its Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Fund.... READ MORE >>

Randolph student selected to present at statewide museum research conference

Rachel Carder '17

Rachel Carder ’17 was one of just three students in Virginia chosen to present museum research at the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) annual conference in Roanoke March 19. As an intern and student worker for the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Carder researched the Maier’s 2013 exhibit, Modern Movement: Arthur Bowen Davies... READ MORE >>

Three students selected for summer internships at the National Gallery, London

(From left) Emad Davis '18, Melissa Vandiver '19, and Desiree Page '18

Randolph College is pleased to announce the recipients of summer 2017 National Gallery, London internships. The Gallery has accepted three interns who will spend eight weeks in London working in the Curatorial Department, Development Department, and the Research Center. These students are supported by an academic partnership between the College and the National Gallery, London,... READ MORE >>

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 >>

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College to present 25th Annual Berlind Symposium

Berlind Symposium poster

On Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6, the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will hold its 25th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium in conjunction with the 105th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: Threatening Beauty. The first Annual Exhibition was installed at the College in 1911, and it is the longest-running series of... READ MORE >>

2017 summer study seminars will take students to Cuba, Italy

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 >>