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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 >>

Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence to read from latest work

Patricia Henley

Patricia Henley, the Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence at Randolph this fall, will read from her latest work as part of the College’s Visiting Writers Series this Wednesday, October 9, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Building. The program is free and open to the public. Henley’s first... READ MORE >>

Pianist Sean Chen set to dazzle audiences with guest artist recital

Sean Chen

Praised for his “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (The New York Times) and lauded as a “thoughtful musician well beyond his years” (The Republic), pianist Sean Chen will make his Lynchburg debut in a solo recital at Randolph on October 10. The program is free and open to the public, and begins at 7:30 p.m. in... READ MORE >>

Visiting Writers Series to feature poets Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner

Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner

The next event in Randolph’s fall 2019 Visiting Writers Series will feature readings by award-winning poets Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner. The program, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. McLarney’s collections of poems are Forage... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture celebrates 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage movement

Kate Clarke Lemay

Kate Clarke Lemay, historian and curator for the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., will deliver the fall 2019 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall. The lecture honors the centennial year of national woman suffrage in the United States and complements Lemay’s path-breaking... 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 >>

Randolph kicks off guest artist music series with performance by virtuoso violinist

Christina Nam

Virtuoso violinist and 2019 National YoungArts Winner Christina Nam is the featured musician in Randolph’s first guest artist recital of fall 2019. She will perform alongside music professor Emily Yap Chua (piano) on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, located inside Presser Hall. The event is free and open to the... READ MORE >>

Fall 2019 Visiting Writers Series begins with reading by acclaimed poet Eric Pankey

Eric Pankey

The first featured author in Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is a recipient of the Walt Whitman Award as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Poet Eric Pankey will read some of his latest work at Randolph on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge... READ MORE >>

Randolph kicks off 2019-20 academic year with Convocation ceremony

Students sing school songs by the Sundial

President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about the value of a college education Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year with Convocation. The ceremony began with the traditional procession of faculty and seniors from Main Hall into Smith Hall Theatre. Also following tradition, seniors wore funny hats and... READ MORE >>