Exhibits Archive: 2016

Roadside Attractions: The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Mark Cline

For over thirty years, Waynesboro native Mark Cline has covered commonwealth and country with a vast array of delightful, fantastic, and (occasionally) horrific creatures. From alien, ghost, and pirate attractions to Broadway plays, museums, and national television, Cline’s creations have captivated a worldwide audience. Roadside Attractions:The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Mark Cline explores the life and ...

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Normal: Nazi Germany in Found Photographs

World War II saw the systematic, state-sponsored murder of over eleven million people, including Roma, homosexuals, the disabled, and more than six million Jews. The crimes perpetrated during the Holocaust were monstrous, but the men and women who conceived and carried out these atrocities were not born monsters. Dan Lenchner, a New York-based photographer, has amassed ...

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Bill Rutherfoord: Allegory of No Region

Organized by the Taubman Museum of Art, this exhibition presents the culmination of eight years of concentrated labor producing a massive painting project by one of Southwestern Virginia’s most respected artists. Eleven large scale colorful and densely populated paintings invite the viewer into a complex interweaving of narrative, symbol, and form. Inspiration is drawn from ...

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Cherry Bounce: Appalachian Art, American Politics

In the American Republic few things are more universal than our collective interest in and disdain for democratic politics. Whether we are imagining our ancestors reading broadside newspaper articles to one another on the steps of their local post offices or our peers today engaging collective, almost stream of conscience debates through the various mediums of ...

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Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century

Realms of Earth and Sky represents a number of different painting traditions from the Indian subcontinent, with pieces that range in date from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Although most of these works are on paper, select paintings in the collection are on cloth. The exhibition will explore various ...

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Virginia 360° Photographs by Thomas R. Schiff

Virginia 360° Photographs by Thomas Schiff  is an exhibition of 40 panoramic photographs of well-known sites across Virginia on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Using a Hulcherama 360 panoramic camera – manufactured in Hampton, Virginia – Schiff seeks to immerse the viewer in Virginia’s visually rich and exceptional historical built environments, ...

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Iron Design

Marc Maiorana Studio was founded in 2002 by Greenfield, MA native, blacksmith, and designer Marc Maiorana. Now based in Abingdon, VA, Maiorana operates both his studio, which deals in custom metalwork, and Iron Design Company, founded in 2008 to handle the metalworker’s modern designs on a more commercial scale, out of a refurbished dairy barn. This exhibit ...

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Home: One Family, 200 Years of History

In 1859, David Droke built a farmhouse in Piney Flats, Tennessee as part of his carpentry apprenticeship. From that time onward, the house and its history have been passed down from generation to generation of Droke children who have lived in the house, worked the land, and remembered and added to the story of their family. This ...

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Connoisseur: Private Collecting in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee

Connoisseur: “A discerning judge of the best in any field; A person who is especially competent to pass critical judgments in art, particularly one of the fine arts.”   A connoisseur is one who has developed an acute perception about a particular style or genre of art, one ...

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From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands

From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands is one of William King Museum of Art’s longest standing traditions. First held in 1993, this biennial is unique in its geographical scope and the number of important artists it has exhibited who live and work in ...

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