The Daura Gallery has several exhibitions available for loan. For availability, fees, and restrictions please see the descriptions and details below.
If you need more information or have any questions, please contact Barbara Rothermel, Daura Gallery director, at 434.544.8343 or email@example.com.
Indelible (P)ink: The Pink Panther and Popular Culture
Animation's coolest anti-hero with the grooviest theme song ever...
The Pink Panther was created by Friz Freleng for the opening title sequence of Blake Edwards' 1963 film, The Pink Panther (MGM/United Artists), starring Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, out to catch the thief of a legendary diamond called the pink panther. Accompanied by Henry Mancini's mod jazz beat, Freleng's animated Pink Panther sauntered suavely across the silver screen, straight into superstar status. This hip cat of unparalleled sophistication debuted on NBC-TV in 1964, captivating audiences in 140 cartoon shorts. A second series debuted in 1984 and continued for the next decade. This exhibition is a blast from the past, spying on the Pink Panther as an example of popular culture while uncovering his contribution to 20th-century animation.
- 44 Original Animation Cels, all matted and framed, 16" x 20"
- Production Sketches, all matted and framed, 16" x 20" (all correspond with cels; some framed in multiples)
- Pink Panther ephemera including Mancini soundtrack album, period toys, movie posters, and more
- Approximate Space Required: 300 linear feet
- Participation Fee: $2,500 pus insurance and one-way shipping (outgoing)
- Available Dates: June 2009 - January 2012
The Pink Panther TM& © 1964-2006 Metro-Goldywn-Mayer Studios, Inc.
Yesterday's Tomorrowoffers a unique history of popular expectations and beliefs about the shape of things to come through manifestations of popular culture. The exhibit includes such items as toys, books, movie stills, World's Fair memorabilia, car designs, advertisements, and architectural designs that examine the way Americans of yesteryear envisioned our collective future. The exhibit is adapted from exhibitions originally produced by SITES in cooperation with the Smithsonian and circulated throughout Virginia as part of Museum on Main Street, organized and supported by the Virginia Association of Museums. In 2003, the exhibition was acquired by the Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, for exhibition in the College's state-of-the-art communications and business facility.
- Designed to meet the needs of small museums
- Three sets of self-supporting panels with didactics, text, and artifacts
- Requires limited square footage
- Shipped in 12 rolling crates.
- Available to all museums in Virginia and the District of Columbia for 8-10 week periods
- Participation fee: $400 plus shipping.
In Lotus Land: The Photographs of Herbert Ponting
British photographer Herbert G. Ponting was a unique individual who has become almost invisible with time. Very little documentation of his life has survived. The few relatives who were alive when the singular biography was written in the 1970s seem to have either not wanted to discuss his life or knew little of it. If journals, diaries, or logs of his work and career remained, they were auctioned at time of his death to settle his debts or have since been lost. Yet hundreds of thousands of people saw his stereophotographs, images of people and places from around the world - at least 1,000 of Japan alone - without ever knowing his name. Today, his work remains a visual record of the world during the first decade of the 20th century, particularly of South and Far East Asia.
Exhibition Curator: Charles L. Shull, Professor of Sociology, Lynchburg College
- 53 Images from the book Japanese Studies (1906) collotyped by Ogawa (one of 22 known complete sets in the U.S.)
- 7 Text Labels (Ponting Biography, Japan ca. 1900, Collotype, Ogawa Kazumasa)
- Approximate Space Required: 300+ linear feet
- Participation Fee: $1,000 plus insurance and one-way shipping (outgoing)
- Available Dates: June 2009 - January 2014