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An art piece shows a family gathered around a kitchen table.

New art exhibits illuminate underrepresented narratives

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor May 8, 2023

Washington and Lee unveiled two new art exhibits in April. The installations bring unique points-of-view to the university’s art collection, with five Arab American artists’ work featured in Leyburn...

A painting, where a Black woman reaches for an orange, and a white woman lying on her lap gazes at the tree overhead. Both women are wearing patterned dresses.

Steinkraus raises environmental awareness with “Impossible Garden”

Anneliese Schneider, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

As part of Washington and Lee Museums’ Lunch and Learn Lecture Series, artist and professor Emma Steinkraus discussed her work, influences and ongoing concern with gender and the environment on March...

Three people sit at a table, which is covered in shirts and tote bags with the Ukrainian flag colors.

‘This is my frontline’: W&L student fights for justice and visibility for Ukraine

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor February 14, 2023

Feb. 24 will mark the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Tania Kozachanska, ’26, wanted to ensure that as that date approached, she was doing everything she could to help her home...

A white artwork with red tubes connecting to five small pickaxes arranged in a circle.

Sam Blanchard’s “Futile State” explores the connection between humans and technology

Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor February 8, 2023

Artist and Virginia Tech visual arts professor Sam Blanchard gave a lecture on Jan. 24 about his works installed in the latest exhibit of Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery. His exhibit, titled “Futile...

A woman gestures towards a pottery figure in a display case. Two other pottery artworks sit to either side.

W&L museums showcase female artists’ pottery with two new exhibits

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor February 8, 2023

The Museums at Washington and Lee University opened two new exhibits on Feb. 1 to display the work of female ceramic artists from the global east and west. “Born of Fire: Contemporary Japanese Women...

Lechner’s “The Way We Were” represents conceptions of Earth’s culture. Photo by Catherine McKean, ’24

Amanda Lechner explores social and scientific connection in ‘Terra Ignota: Land Unknown’

Catherine McKean, A&L Editor December 14, 2022

The phrase terra ignota, or “land unknown” in Latin, has historically been used by mapmakers to denote unexplored territory.  But for artist Amanda Lechner, featured in Washington and Lee’s Staniar...

Dibbles thesis is based on dinner parties and includes a video element. Photo by Jess Kishbaugh, 24.

Seniors reflect on art thesis exhibition: “Memory & Motion”

Virginia Laurie April 12, 2022
The 2022 studio art majors’ final show will remain in Staniar Gallery through April 9
“Donald Nield: American Surrealist” will be on display in Staniar Gallery from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9. Photo by Elena Lee, ’25.

Staniar exhibit explores the definition of surrealism

Catherine McKean February 1, 2022

Elliott King, professor of art history, gave a lecture on surrealism through the lens of artist Donald Nield on Jan. 18. Nield’s paintings are featured in Staniar Gallery’s “Donald Nield: American...

Andrew Donchez, ‘17, Murray Manley, ‘18, Sara Dotterer, ‘18 and Hayley Price, ‘18, the administrators of the Wilson Art Organization, work closely together to get their project off the ground.
Photo by Nuoya Zhou, ‘18.

From Wilson Hall, there’s art for all

Nuoya Zhou February 1, 2016

Creativity is now for a cause. The recently launched Wilson Art Organization is an entirely student run organization that collects and sells student art works. With the help of the Community Legal Practice...

Eliot Dudik’s collection, “Still Lives.” Photo by Ellen Kanzinger, ‘18.

A matter of life, death and history

Xiaoxia Yin October 26, 2015

Eliot Dudik, an eastern Virginia photographer who won the 2014 PhotoNola Prize and whose works have been recently featured on CNN, held an artist’s talk on Oct. 21 in Wilson Hall. His large-scale photographs...

Paul Ryan, left, talks with Anthonia Adams about his work hanging in the Staniar Gallery. Photo by Ellen Kanzinger, 18

Nature, culture, identity: capitalism

Sutton Travis September 28, 2015

Capitalism is a tree trunk and an unfolded package of toothpaste, according to painter and artist Paul Ryan. In order to discuss his career and his collection of paintings, the sun that never sets, that...

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