Cabell Hall mural
Perry's mural, "The Student's Progress," depicts a
young woman's journey at U.Va., complete with its ups and downs.
Here in the middle panel, the red-headed woman holding the violin
(at far right), who appears in all 11 panels, contemplates the
world beyond the academic setting. The mural, which was installed
in June, complements George Breck's copy of Raphael's "School
of Athens" inside the Cabell Hall auditorium. See
you step into Old Cabell Hall, prepare to be drawn into a view that
expands the horizon: "The Student's Progress," an 11-panel
mural created by artist Lincoln Perry graces the lobby. The artist
has incorporated its architecture so that the attached columns between
the panels frame the picture and seem to be part of it.
you walk in the lobby, I want you to get some sort of Jeffersonian
feeling that you are surrounded by the building but released into
the world ... you are released out into the landscape, out into
the mountains," said Perry in an interview while installing
the mural in June.
subject of the murals is the education of a student at the University
of Virginia. The female student moves from being an individual who
does not fit in and does not know her place in the world to being
a more mature person who has gone through self-discovery in her
pursuit of knowledge.
group of U.Va. benefactors commissioned the work and raised the
funds to pay for it, including local residents Ruth and Robert Cross,
Gertrude Weber, Commonwealth Professor of Architecture Richard Guy
Wilson, and Dr. Donald J. Innes, a pathology professor who chaired
dedication is being planned for Dec. 1.