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

New art exhibits illuminate underrepresented narratives

The collections fill gaps in W&L representation of Arab American and Chicana artists
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
May 8, 2023
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”

W&L began Women’s History Month with a lecture on female artists and the environment
Anneliese Schneider, Staff Writer
March 13, 2023
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

Tania Kozachanska, '26, partnered with W&L organizations to host "Ukraine Week" and support her home country
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
February 14, 2023
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

The contemporary art exhibit features machines that visitors can interact with
Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor
February 7, 2023
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

The "Born of Fire" and "Mother Clay" exhibits opened on Feb. 1
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
February 7, 2023
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’

Lechner’s paintings explore subjects “beyond the range of human understanding”
Catherine McKean, A&L Editor
December 14, 2022
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”

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

Staniar exhibit explores the definition of surrealism

American artist Donald Nield’s works merge Old Master painting, surrealism and pop art styles
Catherine McKean
February 1, 2022
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

The Wilson Art Organization, a rising non-profit, makes debut with the goal of bringing art to as many students in the Rockbridge area as possible
Nuoya Zhou
February 1, 2016
Eliot Dudik’s collection, “Still Lives.” Photo by Ellen Kanzinger, ‘18.

A matter of life, death and history

Photographer Eliot Dudik explores disappearing landscapes and death in his collections
Xiaoxia Yin
October 26, 2015
Paul Ryan, left, talks with Anthonia Adams about his work hanging in the Staniar Gallery. Photo by Ellen Kanzinger, 18

Nature, culture, identity: capitalism

Capitalism takes a different form with artist Paul Ryan
Sutton Travis
September 28, 2015
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