In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.



January 17 - February 16
Sheryl Oring
Visiting Artist

Writer's Block
Ruffin Hall Gallery
Opening Reception: Final Friday January 26th, 5-7 PM

Wednesday, January 24th, 7:00 pm
Jesse Gilbert: Public Talk and Demonstration

Free residency events begin with a Public Talk & Demonstration by video artist Jesse Gilbert on his creative process

Campbell Hall 153

Thursday, January 25, 5:30 PM
AIA Kress Lecture
Sethuraman Suresh
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage

"West Meets East: Commerce between Ancient Rome and South Asia"
Campbell Hall 158

Thursday, January 25th, 7:00 pm
Preview and Technique Talk

Wadada Leo Smith and Jesse Gilbert give a Preview & Technique Talk on the making of America's National Parks

Campbell Hall 153

Thursday, February 1st, 6:00 PM
Kathryn Blair Moore
Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design, Texas State University

"The Arabesque as Anti-Architecture: from the Renaissance to Zaha Hadid"
Campbell Hall

Tuesday, March 13th, 6:00 PM
Julia Bryan-Wilson
Professor, History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley

Title TBD
Campbell Hall

Recent Events

Friday, August 25, 5:30 pm
Summer Sculpture 2017
Closing Reception, Final Fridays

Ruffstuff Gallery: Ruffin Hall Floor 1

Thursday, March 16, 6:30 pm
Darby English
Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History, University of Chicago

"The Right to Reflect"
Campbell Hall 153

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 pm
Lindner Lecture
Hagi Kenaan
Tel Aviv University

"Becoming Visual: Photography's Origins and the Rupture of Vision"
Campbell Hall 160

Reception to follow in Fayerweather Hall Lounge

Thursday and Friday, March 30-31
Joan of Arc

Screening: Carl Theodor Dreiser's 1928 silent film La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc with live muscal accompaniment by the Orlando Consort
Old Cabell Hall, March 30th, 8 PM
Tickets and Information

Symposium: Joan of Arc/Afterlives
Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room
March 31st, 9 AM - 6:30 PM

Musical Performance: 1:30 PM

Event PDF

Fall 2016

Monday, Sept 19, 6:00-8:00 PM
Public Lecture by the Artist Angela Lorenz

Victorious Secret: Women Athletes as Family Status Symbol: Goals for Daughters in the Roman Empire
(Campbell Hall 158)

Presented by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program in collaboration with the Office of the Title IX Coordinator Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts McIntire Department of Art Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Department of Classics School of Architecture

October 17th - 23rd
ArtLab @ MLBS Exhibition

Come view nature-inspired works at the ArtLab @ Mountain Lake Biological Station Exhibition

October 20th, 6:30 PM
Mimi Yiengpruksawan
Professor, History of Art, Yale University

"Countdown to Julian Year 1052: Some Thoughts on Art and the Periodization of the Buddhist Eschaton in Heian and Liao"
Campbell 160

October 25th, 6:30 PM
Yve-Alain Bois
Professor of Art History, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study

"What's with the Bamboo Stick? Matisse's Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence"
Campbell 160

Wednesday, October 26, 5:30 pm
Erin W. Averett
Creighton University

"Playing the Part: Masks and the Performance of Identity in Iron Age Cyprus"
Campbell 158

November 4th, 9:00 - Noon

Knowing the World through Objects in the Eighteenth Century
(Harrison-Small Auditorium)

In conjunction with the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Thursday, Nov 10, 6:30-8:00 PM
McIntire Lecture: Estelle Lingo
Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; Associate Professor of Early Modern European Art, Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professor, University of Washington

"Sculpture's Shame: Medium, Style, and History at the End of the Renaissance."
(Campbell Hall 160)

Dec 2, 2016 - January 22, 2017
Faculty Exhibit

Elizabeth Schoyer: Servant of the Map
Beverley Street Studio School Gallery
22 W. Beverley Street, Staunton, VA

Opening Reception: Friday Dec. 2 5:30-7:30

Spring 2017

Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm
Jenifer Neils
Department of Classics, Case Western Reserve University

"From Praxiteles to Caravaggio: The Apollo Sauroktonos Redefined"
Campbell Hall 160

Monday, March 13, 5:30 pm
Kress Lecture
Bjørn Lovén
University of Copenhagen

"A Tale of Two Sunken Harbour Cities - The Harbours of Ancient Athens and Corinth"
Campbell Hall 158