Art

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 >>

Fall exhibits open Friday at Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Image: April Gornik, Light Passing, 1987, oil on linen, 76 x 106 in.. Courtesy of Danese/Corey Gallery.

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will hold the opening of its 105th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: Threatening Beauty on Friday, September 30, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Also opening September 30 in the gallery adjacent to Threatening Beauty is a solo exhibition by world-renowned artist Hans Haacke entitled... 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 >>