Exhibits Archive: 2003

Curious Notions, Fanciful Whims: Folk Art from the Southern Highlands

The Arts Center is honored to have this opportunity to present the folk art collection of Howard Campbell, allowing us to see the work of the region’s outsider artists as seen through his perceptive lens. In 1994, very early in the fieldwork for the Cultural Heritage Project, Howard Campbell’s most extraordinary collection was documented and ...

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Stefano della Bella: Baroque Printmaker

This exhibition of approximately 20 prints features the work of Baroque artist Stefano della Bella (1610-1664), a prolific creator of landscapes, city scenes, battles, animal studies, mythological subjects and fantasies. A skilled draftsman and accomplished etcher, he created an extensive body of work of thousands of images through the patronage of the Florence court and Medici family. ...

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From These Hills 2003: Southwest Virginia Artists & Their Neighbors

Celebrating the diversity of artistic talent in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, From These Hills: Southwest Virginia Artists & Their Neighbors is a major exhibition of new works by artists working in all media in Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. ...

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Crazy for Hollywood: Popular Culture & American Film Stars, 1926-1962 The C. Robert Weisfeld Collection

Local collector C. Robert Weisfeld has been intrigued with Hollywood memorabilia for more than three decades, acquiring clothing, shoes, accessories, photographs and print materials from stars of the grand era of film, the 1930s, 40s and 50s.   Objects featured in the exhibition include both personal items of ...

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Hometown Stars: Southwest Virginia’s Recording Legacy 1923-1943

Singers and musicians from Southwest Virginia made some of the first country, blues, and gospel records in America, and their artistry helped shape the Golden Age of 78 r.p.m. records. While most of these musicians never achieved any great degree of fame (with notable exceptions, such as The Carter Family), by the early 1940s they ...

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Artists From the Beverley Street Studio School

Paintings, drawings and prints by 19 faculty and student artists working in the Beverley Street Studio School.   Located in Staunton, Virginia, the Beverley Street Studio School is not in the high school sense; the term “school” here does not apply to a physical structure. Nor is it a ...

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Multiple Impressions: Native American Artists and the Print

Multiple Impressions is an exhibition of lithographs created by Native American and Canadian First Nations artists at the University of New Mexico’s Tamarind Institute between 1970 and 1999. Drawing on works from the Tamarind Archive, housed with the collections of the University Art Museum, the exhibition features more than two dozen prints by 13 ...

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Themes Worthy of the Lifetime of One Man: George Catlin’s Views of Native American Life

Themes Worthy of the Lifetime of One Man is an exhibition of works by American artist George Catlin, whose images of Native American Indians fascinate our modern eyes as much as they astounded their audiences in 19th -century America and Europe. We are grateful to the Statewide Exhibition Program of ...

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Designed for Light

If art glass ever had a golden age it surely came at the close of the 19th century and flowed into the first quarter of the 20th. This was a period in America and Europe where developments in the sciences increased the vocabulary of artists in how they could enchant this material. ...

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A Well-Dressed Bed: The Material Culture of Sleep

A Well-Dressed Bed: The Material Culture of Sleep, is an exhibition that has taken the fairly simple conceptual idea of 19th century bedsteads and bedcovers and expanded it for a rather full explanation of the bedroom through the objects that tell its story.

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