Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

Past Exhibitions

Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present this major posthumous exhibition honoring artists in Southwestern Virginia who shaped our artistic landscape today. The artists represented highlight the very best of our community from the 1800s to the very recent past. Working in a variety of media, their work exemplifies the rich and fertile ground that we call home.

Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia is curated by Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Taubman Museum of Art. Exhibition support is provided in part by First Citizens Bank and Trust. The exhibition is on view August 27, 2016, through January 22, 2017, in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

 

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Top image: Dorothy Gillespie (American, 1920-2012), Looking Glass for the Winter Palace (detail), 2005, Enamel on cut aluminum, 90 x 41 x 6”, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of the artist in memory of Earl V. Gillespie, 2005.026

Bottom images, left to right, top to bottom:

Walter Biggs (American, 1886-1968), The Leech, Illustration for Harper’s Magazine, 1920, Oil on canvas, Courtesy of the Honorable Robert and Maryellen Goodlatte

Peyton Klein (American, 1921-2005), Untitled, Undated, Acrylic on board, Courtesy of Dr. & Mrs. Mark Watts

Page Hazlegrove (American, 1956-1997), Untitled, 1997, One hundred and sixty-two cast p√Ęte de verre bottles on steel shelf, Courtesy of Anna and Ryland Kenyon

Allen Ingles Palmer (American, 1910–1950), Untitled (Man and Woman Illustrations), c. 1930s, Watercolor, Courtesy of Charles Palmer

Dorothy Gillespie (American, 1920-2012), Looking Glass for the Winter Palace (detail), 2005, Enamel on cut aluminum, 90 x 41 x 6”, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of the artist in memory of Earl V. Gillespie, 2005.026