Galleries Showcasing Two Exhibits

Rosinski 2012 Melchers Gray Purchas winner

The University of Mary Washington Galleries is hosting its inaugural Melchers Gray Purchase Award Showcase, the first time the collection has been shown together since the founding of the Purchase Award in 1995. The exhibit is one of two shows that opened Thursday, September 4, at UMW Galleries, including “The [Visual] Poetry of Logical Ideas” at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Presents Exhibition and Spring Lecture Series

Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964, offset lithograph, 30 x 38 inches © 2012, University of Mary Washington Galleries

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will present the exhibition “Making an Impression: Prints from the Permanent Collection” through Friday, April 27 at Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The opening reception for “Making an Impression” was held Thursday, March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The exhibition highlights prints from the UMW Galleries’ permanent collection of art, which includes works by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. In conjunction with the exhibit, the UMW Galleries will feature two lectures that will take place in Combs Hall, Room 139. Eric Denker, senior lecturer in the education department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will present the lecture “Ink, Wood, Copper Stone: Identifying the Techniques of Prints,” on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m.  The presentation will focus on the origination, duplication and originality of prints and will include … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Hosts New Exhibition

Allison Long Hardy, Daydream, pen, graphite, colored pencil, India ink on paper, 2011, 38 x 26 inches

The University of Mary Washington Galleries is hosting two exhibitions: “Crowded Spaces: Allison Long Hardy” from Friday, January 20 through Sunday, February 5 at the duPont Gallery; and “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2012” from Friday, January 20 through Friday, February 24 at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The opening receptions for both exhibitions were held on Thursday, January 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the duPont Gallery and the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. Anne Timpano, director of University Galleries, presented a purchase prize and $2,000 in awards at the reception for the “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2012” exhibition. Admission is free to the receptions and exhibitions. “Crowded Spaces” showcases the work of artist Allison Long Hardy, adjunct professor in the Department of Art and Art History at UMW. The exhibit explores the ebb and flow of crowds; how crowds exist, move and dissipate as a cohesive unit; and how communication travels through crowds. Hardy’s works of pen, … [Read more...]