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Members Exhibition Tour: Memory Painting: Harriet French Turner and Queena Stovall

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

10:30am - 11:00am

Members Only

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Join Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Education, in the galleries for an exclusive members only tour of Memory Painting: Harriet French Turner and Queena Stovall on Wednesday, April 17 and learn more about the stories of these two Virginia natives and female painters working in the second half of the 20th century.

About this exhibition: 

During the middle of the 20th century, a group of untrained women painters gained critical recognition for their works documenting day-to-day activities from their pasts. The most famous of these painters was Anna Robertson or “Grandma Moses,” but Virginia natives Harriet French Turner of Roanoke and Queena Stovall of Lynchburg were recognized for their lively, colorful depictions of their locale and memories. These women started to paint in their 60s, after having raised their families, and with recently gained time to reflect on their yesteryears.

Due to capacity restrictions, pre-registration is required. 

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Above image: Harriet French Turner (1886–1967), March Sunset (detail), 1956, Oil, 19” x 26.25”, Gift from the Estate of Beatrice E. Gushee, 2001.013

Harriet French Turner (1886–1967), March Sunset (detail), 1956, Oil, 19” x 26.25”, Gift from the Estate of Beatrice E. Gushee, 2001.013