Visual Art Events

Flower Symbolism posterJefferson's Architecture posterThe Hunt is On poster

Spring 2016

February 25
Illustrated Lecture: Dr. Charles Pearson
Uncovered Archaeology of Hampden-Sydney
4:30 PM in Atkinson Museum

February 28
Illustrated Lecture: Kristie Couser
Impressionable Youth, Central Virginia Arts (CVA) 
3 PM in Atkinson Museum

March 15
Illustrated Lecture: Michael Mergen, Photographer
Visualizing the Civic, Political, and Historic 
6 PM in Crawley Forum

March 23
Illustrated Lecture: Pastel Portraits of Ellen Eagle
7 PM in Parents & Friends Lounge

April 10
Illustrated Lecture: Elizabeth Cruikshanks
The Grand Tour, CVA
3 PM in Atkinson Museum

April 28-May 2
Student Fine Arts Exhibition 
10 AM- 5 PM weekdays in Atkinson Museum

Fall 2015

Realism: The Compelling Illusion
Paintings and Drawings by David Dodge Lewis and Sandy Willcox
August 11-October 3
Atkinson Museum
Tues-Fri 10 AM-noon & 1 PM-5 PM

Exhibition Reception
Realism: The Compelling Illusion
September 10, 5 PM
Atkinson Museum

Realism: The Compelling Illusion
A talk by David Dodge Lewis
October 2, 4:30 PM
Atkinson Museum

Creativity and Advertising
Michael Mullen, VCU Brandcenter
November 5, 5:30 PM
Parents & Friends Lounge, Venable Hall

2014-15 Events

November 13
Juried student painting/photography show         
4-5:30 p.m. in Winston Hall

November 14     
"FA Alum: What is Architecture School Like?"      
4:30-5:30 p.m. in Atkinson Hall   

December 2                 
"Commedia dell'arte" Matthew Wilson                      
Workshop at 4 p.m.; Performance at  8 p.m. in Winston Hall

February 17 
Exhibition - Opening Reception                
4-5:30 p.m. in Atkinson Museum         

February 17- March 20
Jonathan Metzger, "Mise en Scene"
Art Exhibition featuring work by Allison Wegren-Metzger            
Atkinson Museum 

March 17
Alex Grabiec, "Recent Photographic Work - An Artist's Talk " 
5:30-6:30 p.m. in Winston Hall

April 30
Opening Reception - Student Art Exhibition                 
4- 5:30 p.m. in Atkinson Museum

April 30 - May 10
Student Art Exhibition                               
Atkinson Museum 

2013-14 Events

Unclassified: The Military Kid Art Show
an exhibit of artwork by kids in military families

The Hampden-Sydney Architectural Society Decontructs the Campus, One Building at a Time
Winston Hall, Cushing Hall, Venable Hall
a guided tour into areas normally closed to the public, seeking out clues to the building's history and its secrets

The Hunt is On: Senior Thesis Exhibition of Photography

presentation by David Lewis, Barger Professor of Fine Arts, Hampden-Sydney College
sponsored by the Central Virginia Arts and Atkinson Museum

Jefferson's Architecture and Dabney Cosby in Southside Virginia
a look at the builder who brought a touch of Thomas Jefferson to the Hampden-Sydney campus
Dr. Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, University of Virginia

Flower Symbolism in Dutch Still Life
Mary Prevo, Art Historian, Hampden-Sydney College

Senior Thesis projects by Justyn Tisdale: The Bear Essentials and William Henry: Figure/Ground 

2012-13 Events

Experiencing Architecture
Stuart Kessler is a practicing architect in New York and Charlottesville and founder and CEO of Nordic Group of Companies, a real estate development group
presented by the H-SC Architectural Society and the Fine Arts Department.

Art: 21, Art in the Twenty-first Century
Season One Screenings
Hosted by Mary Prevo, Art Historian, Hampden-Sydney College

Art in the 21st Century

Art21 logo

Hampden-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:

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.

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.

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.

2011 Events

Fine Arts Presentation by Artist Rose Frantzen
Ms. Frantzen is a prominent portrait painter and her visit coincides with Professor Lewis' class on portraiture.

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.

The film by Susan Meiselas--introduction of the film by Dr. Lizardo M. Herrera, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages at H-SC 

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 

Montealegre and Woody are Visiting Instructors of Fine Arts 2010-11 M

QEP Symposium Panel with Dr. Edward L. Kinman, Dr. W. John Green, & Dr. William C. Holliday: CENTRAL AMERICA: NICARAGUA IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT  

Fine Arts Lecture by Architectural Historian Calder Loth: PALLADIO, JEFFERSON, & THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL IMAGE 

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

Fine Arts Lecture by Dave Woody, H-SC Visiting Lecturer in Fine Arts: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK 
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. 

2010 Events

Opening Museum Exhibit Galary Talk with Dr. Charles E. Pearson

In honor of the Inauguration of President Christopher Howard: THE ARTS, CREATIVITY & THE HAMPDEN-SYDNEY MAN
A celebration in song, words and art by students of the Fine Arts Department on the 235th anniversary of the opening of the College

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

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


Photo:  Woody, Laura, color photograph, 2009.