Social Injustice: The Prints of William Gropper

Wed, 2012-08-01 10:06 -- admin
William Gropper, born in New York City in 1897 to Jewish immigrants from Romania and Ukraine, was a virulent critic of social injustices and displayed political commentary throughout his art, which portrays subjects of poverty and unemployment, middle-class materialism, law makers and enforcers, and racial discrimination. Opening reception: Tuesday, October 16, 4 p.m.

The Red Coats are Coming! Historic Costume Design by Gibb Zea

Wed, 2012-08-01 09:24 -- admin
During spring 2012, museum studies minor Gibb Zea '13 undertook an independent study to replicate 18th-century-style garments, such as the red coat worn by Samuel Adams in his 1772 portrait by John Singleton Copley. The project included research of styles, materials and construction, pattern-making, and hand-sewing using authentic materials and tools of a period tailor. Opening reception: Thursday, August 30, 4 p.m.

Children's Art Workshop

Thu, 2012-04-12 10:03 -- admin

Led by Kristin Harris, drawing instructor. Appropriate for children ages 6 to 12. Limited enrollment; make reservations by calling 434.544.8595. Cost: $10 materials fee per child for Friends of the Daura Gallery; $15 all others. Daura Gallery, Dillard Fine Arts Center, 2 to 3:30 p.m.


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