August 12, 2022

Dr. Cliff Edwards to Present Lecture on Vincent van Gogh

Obj. No. 83.26. Vincent Willem Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), The Wheat Field behind St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Rémy, 1889. Oil on canvas. 9½” H x 13¼” W (24.1 cm x 33.7 cm). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Join the UMW Galleries for “Mysteries of The Night Café: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh,” presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The lecture will be held on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. inside Combs Hall, Room 139. Admission is free. However, pre-registration is required to ensure proper seating.

Dr. Cliff Edwards, professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, explores the spirituality of one of the world’s most beloved artists, Vincent Van Gogh, through one of Western art’s most mysterious paintings, The Night Café. Enter the imagination of Van Gogh through the books he read, the art he admired, and the people with whom he identified, and arrive at startling conclusions that include a new and deeply spiritual understanding of a café after midnight and the “night prowlers” who inhabit it.

Please call the Galleries at (540) 654-1013 or e-mail Justine Geiger, Visitor Services Coordinator, at jgeiger@umw.edu to reserve your seats.

This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.

UMW Galleries to Feature Large Scale Drawings Exhibition

Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Diver/Until Human Voices Wake Us and We Drown, 2009, graphite, acrylic and oil on birch, 84 x 120 inches. © 2009, Patricia Bellan-Gillen

Join the UMW Galleries this Thursday for our exhibition SUPER-SIZED: Large Scale Drawings in the duPont Gallery, located inside duPont Hall. The exhibition will feature works of art by seven different artists, including Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Joshua Bienko, Pat Bretano, Karen Brummund, Ray DiCapua, Dennis Jones and Ben Tolman. The free opening reception will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. in the duPont Gallery. Light refreshments will be provided.

The exhibition is intended to explore ways in which artists involved in the drawing medium employ scale in their process of creating works of art and how that use of scale affects the impact of the work. The drawings in this exhibition vary greatly in the artists’ choices of materials and methods, which range from graphite, ink or charcoal to the blade of a knife.  Some of the artists combine drawing with other media, such as acrylic and oil or digital printing.  Some of the work is site-specific; some incorporates text.  Each speaks from a unique perspective.

Free street parking is available near the duPont Gallery on College Avenue. The exhibition will be on display in duPont Gallery until December 2, 2011. Please call us at (540) 654-1013 with any questions.

UMW Galleries To Present Art & Nature: Reflections on the Sublime

The Ridderhof Martin Gallery will host Art and Nature: Reflections on the Sublime, one of the first two exhibitions of the Fall 2011 season, from September 2 – 30, 2011. This exhibition includes the work of Joshua Almond, Sage Dawson, Mille Guldbeck, Lynette Miller, Jill Parisi, Bruce Pollock, Katherine Renner, and Damian Yanessa. The eight artists hail from Florida, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  Each explores a personal vision, either real or imagined.  These visions grapple with such notions as order and chaos, beauty and corruption, infinite space, and the transforming power of nature.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The opening is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Free street parking is available near the Ridderhof Martin Gallery, as well as designated parking spaces for gallery visitors. Check the Galleries’ website at http://galleries.umw.edu for hours. If you have any questions, contact the Galleries at (540) 654-1013.

UMW Galleries To Present Studio Art Faculty Show

The duPont Gallery will host UMW Studio Art Faculty Show, one of the first two exhibitions of the Fall 2011 season, from September 2 – October 7, 2011. This exhibition includes the work of three members of the University’s Art Department: Joseph DiBella, Rosemary Jesionowski, and Jonathon McMillan.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the duPont Gallery. The opening is free and open to the public.

Free street parking is available near duPont Hall, as well as designated parking spaces for gallery visitors. Check the Galleries’ website at http://galleries.umw.edu for hours. If you have any questions, contact the Galleries at (540) 654-1013.

Joseph DiBella, MPI #2, 2011, watercolor, 22 x 30 inches

UMW Galleries To Present Studio Art Faculty Show

The duPont Gallery will host UMW Studio Art Faculty Show, one of the first two exhibitions of the Fall 2011 season, from September 2 – October 7, 2011. This exhibition includes the work of three members of the University’s Art Department: Joseph DiBella, Rosemary Jesionowski, and Jonathon McMillan.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the duPont Gallery. The opening is free and open to the public.

Free street parking is available near duPont Hall, as well as designated parking spaces for gallery visitors. Check the Galleries’ website at http://galleries.umw.edu for hours. If you have any questions, contact the Galleries at (540) 654-1013.

Joseph DiBella, MPI #2, 2011, watercolor, 22 x 30 inches

New duPont Gallery Exhibit Open Until Oct. 8

Art professor Carole Garmon found inspiration for her latest exhibit “Study for a Perfect Day” from two billboards that she spotted while driving through Tennessee last spring. Read more.