Alexa Watkin ’23 carefully opens one of the burial books in the office of Presbyterian Cemetery, a historic graveyard that’s located about three miles from the University of Lynchburg. She thumbs through the pages that list the names of Lynchburg-area residents who have been buried at the cemetery since it opened in 1823.
The newest exhibition at the Daura Gallery highlights geometry in art and emphasizes the ongoing influence of Islamic art, science, and philosophy. “Geometric Aljamía: a Cultural Transliteration” will open with a reception at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 21. The curators, Reni Gower and Jorge Benitez, will attend the reception. The exhibition includes numerous hand cut […]
This summer, Ashani Parker ’21 is fulfilling a dream of helping preserve endangered languages and cultures. She’s an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in a program called Recovering Voices, which helps indigenous people preserve their native languages and cultures. Parker has wanted to work with this program for a long time. […]
The work of four artists with Rockbridge County ties are coming together in a new, student-curated exhibition at the University of Lynchburg. “The Rockbridge Group: Masters Along the Maury” opens with a reception at 4 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Daura Gallery in the university’s Dillard Fine Arts Center. It will remain on view until May 17. The exhibition includes the art of Pierre Daura, Jean Hélion, Sally Mann, and Cy Twombly and explores how life, landscapes, and people in Rockbridge County shaped their art.
“The Life and Impact of Diane di Prima” will open Thursday, April 5, at 4 p.m. Student-curator Shelby Miller ’18 will read some of di Prima’s poetry, as well as her original poetry, at 4:45 p.m.
Several Lynchburg College students are going beyond the history books to create a digital exhibition that will preserve documents for Historic Sandusky. The collection includes letters and diaries from a local Civil War-era family that have never been studied before. “You always hear about the battles and the big-name generals, but to read the letters and diaries of regular people who were actually there, and to see photographs that connect a face to their words, really makes it come alive.”
Dr. Barbara Rothermel, director of the Daura Gallery and associate professor of Museum Studies, has been elected vice chair of University Museums and Collections, one of 30 committees of the International Council of Museums. The election took place at the ICOM Triennial Conference in Milan in July, which was attended by more than 3,000 museum […]
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 […]
Dr. Brian Crim, a Lynchburg College history professor, has been accepted into a competitive faculty seminar that will explore ways that teachers can incorporate “the extraordinary wealth of diaries, memoirs, and other textual and audiovisual sources that represent Jewish perspectives” into lessons about the Holocaust. The program will inform his teaching of a Holocaust history course at LC.
Dr. Barbara Rothermel, University of Lynchburg museum studies professor and director of the Daura Gallery, recently presented research at the 15th annual University Museum and Collections Conference of the International Council of Museums. Dr. Rothermel presented “A Formidable Forum: University Museums Embrace Controversy,” a talk that examined the way a college art exhibition can motivate […]