Benjamin Wigfall & Printmaking in Virginia

April 25, 2024 - October 27, 2024

Exhibit Details

Explore the life and legacy of Virginia native Benjamin Wigfall (1930–2017), an artist, professor, and community organizer who pushed the boundaries of traditional printmaking techniques. Learn about his early years in Richmond, where he grew up, before he attended Hampton Institute (now University) where he returned to teach until the early 1960s. Through nearly twenty prints by Wigfall and related archival material, visitors will experience an intimate portrait of his artwork, impact, and legacy.


Members Reception:

Wednesday, April 24th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

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This exhibition was organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


This exhibition is part of WKMA’s McGlothlin Exhibition Series.