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

Apr
19
Thu
Margaret Sutton: Face to Face @ Convergence Gallery, Simpson Library 2nd floor Tickets
Apr 19 – Sep 18 all-day
Margaret Sutton: Face to Face @ Convergence Gallery, Simpson Library 2nd floor | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Margaret Sutton, a 1926 graduate of the State Teachers College, now UMW, was a prolific artist, and most of her drawings, paintings, and correspondence is in the collection of UMW Galleries. Students in Professor Och’s ARTH 317: Laboratory in Museum Studies have curated an exhibition from this extraordinary archive. The works span much of Sutton’s career, from 1936 through the 1970s, decades of remarkable developments in American art centered in New York City, Sutton’s home for this entire period.

Margaret Sutton: Face to Face opens April 19 in the Convergence Gallery of Simpson Library. The opening reception is from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is made possible with support from the Department of Art and Art History, UMW Galleries, the Museum Studies Program, Simpson Library, the Convergence Gallery, Alfred Levitt, and the students in ARTH 317.

Apr
21
Sat
Medea @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm
Medea @ Klein Theatre | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

A formidable and avenging woman turns the world upside down in Euripides’ powerful play that pushed the boundaries of humanity’s darkest side when first performed in 431 B.C. In this critically acclaimed translation, Robinson Jeffers’ gritty and visceral language captures the essence of Medea’s rage, jealousy, and pride while revealing the capacity in all of us to do the unimaginable. Consumed by hate and fueled by revenge, the unending pain and devastation Medea leaves in her wake does not faze her at all, but changes forever all who resist her.

“Brilliantly calculated . . .” – The New York Times

*This performance will be sign interpreted

Medea @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
Medea @ Klein Theatre | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

A formidable and avenging woman turns the world upside down in Euripides’ powerful play that pushed the boundaries of humanity’s darkest side when first performed in 431 B.C. In this critically acclaimed translation, Robinson Jeffers’ gritty and visceral language captures the essence of Medea’s rage, jealousy, and pride while revealing the capacity in all of us to do the unimaginable. Consumed by hate and fueled by revenge, the unending pain and devastation Medea leaves in her wake does not faze her at all, but changes forever all who resist her.

“Brilliantly calculated . . .” – The New York Times

Apr
22
Sun
Spring Open House @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Apr 22 all-day
Spring Open House @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

The public is invited to tour the house, studio and galleries of the famous American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). Stroll the restored gardens and woodland trails, visit the Fannie Roots House on the property to hear about the latest restoration efforts between 12 and 3 p.m., join a preschool palette class in the kitchen classroom between 11 am and 4 p.m., and explore the museum shop.

Free admission. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at (540) 654-1843

Medea @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
Medea @ Klein Theatre | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

A formidable and avenging woman turns the world upside down in Euripides’ powerful play that pushed the boundaries of humanity’s darkest side when first performed in 431 B.C. In this critically acclaimed translation, Robinson Jeffers’ gritty and visceral language captures the essence of Medea’s rage, jealousy, and pride while revealing the capacity in all of us to do the unimaginable. Consumed by hate and fueled by revenge, the unending pain and devastation Medea leaves in her wake does not faze her at all, but changes forever all who resist her.

“Brilliantly calculated . . .” – The New York Times

Spring Choir Concert @ Dodd Auditorium Tickets
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Spring Choir Concert @ Dodd Auditorium | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join the UMW Choirs under the direction of Dr. Jane Tavernier for a concert of seasonally appropriate music.

Spring Choral Concert @ Dodd Auditorium Tickets
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Spring Choral Concert @ Dodd Auditorium

Come be a witness to the beautiful performances of our wonderful choral groups! They will be presenting pieces that they have been working on all semester.

Apr
25
Wed
Psi Chi Research Symposium @ HCC Digital Auditorium Tickets
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm
Psi Chi Research Symposium @ HCC Digital Auditorium

The University of Mary Washington chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, will hold the 33rd annual Psi Chi Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th in the HCC Digital Auditorium. The keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Shari E. Miles-Cohen, the senior director of the Women’s Program Office of the American Psychological Association (APA) at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th. Dr. Miles-Cohen’s lecture, “Applying Psychological Science to Improve People’s Lives and Benefit Society” and the symposium as a whole are free and open to the public.

Dr. Miles-Cohen received her Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from Howard University. Prior to her role as director of APA’s Women’s Program Office, she served as the executive director, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. She has also directed the Union Institute Center for Women, the African American Women’s Institute at Howard University, and the Women’s Research & Education Institute. She is co-editor of Eliminating inequities for women with disabilities: An agenda for health and wellness published in 2016 by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Miles-Cohen has specialized in the analysis of social, behavioral and economic factors that help women and girls both lead heathier lives themselves and also improve the lives of their families. Her professional contributions have largely taken the form of policy work in order to improve the lives of women, and particularly women of color, in the U.S.

The Psi Chi Research Symposium will be held in the HCC Digital Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 25th and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 26th. The keynote speaker will begin at 4:00 PM on Thursday. The keynote address will be followed by the Department of Psychological Science awards ceremony which will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. A reception will follow the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

UMW Flute and Guitar Ensembles @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of National Guitar Month and National Jazz Appreciation Month, the UMW Guitar Ensemble will present a spring concert featuring arrangements of Classical, Jazz and Contemporary works under the direction of Bruce Middle. The UMW Flute Ensemble will perform selections from the Baroque to the Contemporary, including Latin American selections, under the direction of Doug Gately.
Free admission. Seating limited. Reservations required.
Contact: Meghan Pcsolyar at (540) 654-1848