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The Great War

THE GREAT WAR: Printmakers of World War I from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
August 26–December 18, 2016

Curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Organized by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions

The “Great War” changed the face of the world when it began on July 28, 1914. The story of World War I and the emotions it elicited are told through prints by British and American artists such as Muirhead Bone, Kerr Eby, Childe Hassam, James McBey and Claude Shepperson. The works depict scenes of combat in France and the Near East, life on the home front in the United States and England, and the war’s aftermath and its commemoration. All of the prints come from the Frank Raysor Collection, a promised gift to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

We also wish to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Childe Hassam, American, 1859–1935. Avenue of the Allies, 1918. Lithograph printed in black on Japan paper. Sheet: 16 1/4 x 9 1/2 in (41.2 × 24.1 cm). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Promised Gift of Frank Raysor. Photograph: David Stover. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Dorothea Rockburne

A Gift of Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne
September 30, 2016–February 19, 2017

Organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Curated by Bowdoin College Museum of Art in conjunction with the studio of Dorothea Rockburne
Organized for The Fralin Museum of Art by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions

Canadian artist Dorothea Rockburne’s studies with mathematician Max Dehn at the legendary Black Mountain College in the early 1950s firmly grounded her artistic practices in astronomy, mathematics and topology. Rockburne relates mathematical theory to the planetary movements and light captured by deep space telescopes. Prime examples include her Geometry of Stardust series (2009–2010) and the colored pencil drawings from her Watermill Series (2013–2015), on public exhibition for only the second time.

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The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

This exhibition was made possible by a generous gift from The Fralin Museum Volunteer Board. The lecture by Dorothea Rockburne and David Peifer is sponsored by an Arts Enhancement grant from the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts. We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Dorothea Rockburne, American, b. 1932. Geometry of Stardust: Curvature, 2009–2010. Lascaux Perlacryl and Aquacryl paint, Golden High Load Titanium white, and gold leaf on Strathmore watercolor paper. 24 3/4 x 20 in (62.9 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy of the studio of Dorothea Rockburne. © 2016 Dorothea Rockburne / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York