In the 1940s, Central Virginia folk artist Queena Stovall took painting lessons — albeit briefly — from Pierre Daura, chairman of University of Lynchburg’s art department from 1945 to 1946 and later the namesake of its Daura Gallery. Stovall, who didn’t start painting until she was 62 years old, was largely self-taught and had a […]
Dr. Elza Tiner, Latin professor at Lynchburg College, will talk about the research she did for the current exhibit, “Image + Text in Renaissance Folios,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at the Daura Gallery.
A couple of years ago, Dr. Barbara Rothermel, director of the Daura Gallery, bought more than 60 Renaissance-era folios — basically 16th- and 17th-century book pages — from a print dealer in England. After buying the folios, a purchase made possible by the Friends of the Daura Gallery, Dr. Rothermel needed someone to translate them from the original Latin, French, and German to English.
Laurie Cassidy ’02 has seen many exhibitions come and go at the Daura Gallery. Now, she has created one of her own. Ghosts opened in the Daura Gallery on June 1, and it will be displayed until the end of the month. Laurie, the administrative assistant for the gallery as well as the art and […]
After curating an exhibition with some of her classmates a year ago, Laura Meisner ’17 wanted another chance to compile a collection of artwork and put it into historical context. This spring, she pored over the Daura Gallery’s collection of works by Maxfield Parrish to create her own exhibition. Her exhibition, “Maxfield Parrish: Book Illustrations,” opened this […]
Pierre Daura (1896 – 1976): Picturing Attachments, the first exhibition focusing on the way the artist’s family inspired his art, will be on view in the Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College from June 8 through July 31. The curator will speak at the Daura Gallery’s annual dinner June 11.
Stepping into a brisk, flowing stream, Disney’s Pocahontas sings a thought about the river—and applies equally well to museums. “What I love most about rivers is you can’t step in the same river twice. The water’s always changing, always flowing.” “You can never go to the same museum twice,” said Laura Meisner ’17, one student curator […]