University Calendar

Apr
5
Thu
Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery Tickets
Apr 5 – Jun 28 all-day
Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

This powerful exhibition moves beyond the art world. Here, we find opportunity to examine the work of German-born Dutch photographer, Annemie Wolff, who was working at a pivotal moment in history. This exhibition features never-before-seen portraits of Jewish people living in South Amsterdam between January and October of 1943, three years into the five-year German occupation of the Netherlands.

Amazingly, these photographs were not discovered until 2008, fourteen years after Annemie Wolff’s death. Dutch photo historian Simon Kool discovered 100 rolls of film in the attic of Wolff’s heir. On these rolls of film were portraits of 434 individuals. Once discovered, the search began to locate those pictured or find family members of those pictured. To date, over half of the people photographed have been identified through research and interviews.

This dynamic exhibition includes 26 photographs, as well as didactic materials that allow us to examine Wolff’s work through not only the lens of the history of photography but also the lenses of history, religion, sociology and cultural and personal experiences.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 5-7pm
Exhibition on view: April 5th- June 28th

The Ridderhof Martin Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday  through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The UMW Galleries are closed on University holidays and breaks.

Image: Photo of Judith Trijtel, 1943 by Annemie Wolff © Monica Kaltenschnee, The Netherlands

Jun
24
Sun
Guided Woodland Hikes @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Jun
30
Sat
Elizabeth Monroe’s 250th Birthday Celebration! @ James Monroe Museum Tickets
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Elizabeth Monroe's 250th Birthday Celebration! @ James Monroe Museum

Join Mrs. Monroe in the garden for cake and music in celebration of the 250th anniversary of her birth! Anna Deitel, with Our Historic Life, will offer instruction in the cards games Whist and King’s Corners, followed by time to play each game in small groups! This is a free, family-friendly event.

Jul
29
Sun
Guided Woodland Hikes @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Aug
26
Sun
Guided Woodland Hikes @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Sep
9
Sun
Film: Inhabit @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm
Film:  Inhabit @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

The 92-minute film explores the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called “Permaculture,” which uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focusing mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the US, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices across the rural, suburban and urban landscapes.

Free admission. Pavilion at GMHS. Contact: Joanna Catron at 540 654-1841

Sep
30
Sun
Guided Woodland Hikes @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Oct
5
Fri
Spotlight Exhibition: Gossips by Gari Melchers @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Oct 5 – Dec 2 all-day
Spotlight Exhibition: Gossips by Gari Melchers @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Gossips, a circa 1925 era painting by Gari Melchers reproducing a setting and personalities long familiar to Falmouth, Virginia, natives will make a first time special appearance at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio, thanks to a generous loan from a private collector.

Included with Museum admission. Contact: Joanna Catron at (540) 654-1841

Oct
28
Sun
Guided Woodland Hikes @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Nov
11
Sun
Lecture: The Long Shadow of J.S. Bach @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm
Lecture: The Long Shadow of J.S. Bach @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

UMW musicologist Brooks Kuykendall will consider examples across the 19th and 20th centuries demonstrating the towering influence of the 18th century German master.
Free admission. Contact: Joanna Catron at (540) 654-1841