Visual Art Events

April, 2012
"Art in the 21st Century"

Art21 logoHampden-Sydney College was selected as one of five venues in Virginia to offer an advance screening of the new season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the Peabody award-winning documentary on PBS.

Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the four-part series reveals the inspiration, vision, and techniques behind the creative works of some of today's most thought-provoking artists.  The episodes provide an educational opportunity for dialogue inspired by contemporary art and the ideas it expresses, hosted by Art Historian Mary Prevo, H-SC Department of Fine Arts.

The following episodes screened at Hampden-Sydney:

April 11: Boundaries presents artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure. David Altmejd, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, and Tabaimo are featured.

April 18: History showcases artists who play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic 'truth', and create narratives based on personal experiences. Marina Abramović, Glenn Ligon, and Mary Reid Kelley are featured.

April 24: Balance features, through sculpture, paintings, and installations, the artists as they grapple with equilibrium and disequilibrium and create highly structured works that challenge conventional notions of perception and representation. Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze are featured.



Wednesday April 6 2011, 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fine Arts Presentation by Artist Rose Frantzen at Parents & Friends Lounge 
Ms. Frantzen is a prominent portrait painter and her visit coincides with Professor Lewis' class on portraiture.

Saturday, April 2 2011, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
The Architectural Society Tours in Richmond
 Join the Architectural Society of Hampden-Sydney College for a guided tour of the Capital Building, the Building Museum which is home to the Richmond chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the solar house. 
Contact Aaron Lipscomb, phone (804) 731-8437 

Wednesday March 2 2011, 7 PM to 9 PM
QEP Symposium Screening of PICTURES FROM A REVOLUTION at Crawley Forum 
The film by Susan Meiselas--introduction of the film by Dr. Lizardo M. Herrera, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages at H-SC 

Tuesday March 1 2011, 7 PM to 9 PM
QEP Symposium by Margarita Montealegre: IMAGES OF INSURRECTION & REVOLUTION IN NICARAGUA at Crawley Forum 
Montealegre is a documentary photographer and Visiting International Scholar at H-SC--introduction will be by Professor Mary Prevo, Adjunct Associate Professor of Fine Arts at H-SC 

Thursday March 31 2011, 12:30 PM to 5 PM
Montealegre and Woody are Visiting Instructors of Fine Arts 2010-11 M

onday February 28 2011, 7 PM to 9 PM
QEP Symposium Panel with Dr. Edward L. Kinman, Dr. W. John Green, & Dr. William C. Holliday: CENTRAL AMERICA: NICARAGUA IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT at Crawley Forum 

Monday February 21 2011, 6 PM to 8 PM
Fine Arts Lecture by Architectural Historian Calder Loth: PALLADIO, JEFFERSON, & THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL IMAGE at Parents & Friends Lounge 

Wednesday February 16 2011, 4 PM to 6 PM
The Architectural Society Deconstructs Cushing Hall at Cushing Patio 
The Hampden-Sydney Architectural Society Deconstructs the campus one building at a time. Cushing Hall. Join us for a guided tour into areas normally closed to the public as we seek out clues to the building's history and secrets. 
Contact Aaron Lipscomb, phone (804) 731-8437 

Tuesday January 25 2011, 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Fine Arts Lecture by Dave Woody, H-SC Visiting Lecturer in Fine Arts: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK at Parents & Friends Lounge 
Dave Woody received the first place prize in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery for his photograph, titled Laura, which was chosen from a field of more than three thousand entries in every visual-arts medium. Professor Woody, the 2010-2011 visiting lecturer in photography at HSC will speak about his recent photographic work. 
Contact M. Prevo, phone 7057

Opening Museum Exhibit Galary Talk with Dr. Charles E. Pearson
November 18, 2010

Atkinson Museum, 4:00 PM
Contact A. Way, phone 6134

The Arts Creativity and the Hampden-Sydney Man

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
In honor of the Inauguration of President Christopher Howard
A celebration in song, words and art by students of the Fine Arts Department on the 235th anniversary of the opening of the College
Crawley Forum, 8:00 PM

Margarita Montealegre, 2010-2011 Visiting International Scholar from Nicaragua, joined the Fine Arts Department to teach documentary photography.

Montealegre Triumph Managua 1979
Photo: Montealegre, Triumph, Managua, color photograph, 1979

Dave Woody, award-winning photographer, joined the department to teach photography while Profssor Pam Fox was on sabbatical, 2011. 


Photo:  Woody, Laura, color photograph, 2009.