University Calendar

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
25
Thu
Crowns: An Exhibition of Ceramic Works @ duPont Gallery Tickets
Oct 25 – Dec 2 all-day
Crowns: An Exhibition of Ceramic Works @ duPont Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

October 25 – December 2, 2018: Crowns
duPont Gallery
Opening Reception: October 25, 5-7pm

Crowns: an exhibition of ceramic works curated by Jessica Gardner
While many artists have made works about relationships and their lives in general, this exhibition seeks to explore women’s specific experience in motherhood. Inviting women, who’s established body of work lends itself to evolving and exploring the relationships formed in motherhood: relationships to self, to children, to spouses, to other mothers and so forth. Each of these artists publicly discusses her role as a mother and the impact motherhood has on her studio practice, whether it be direct collaborations with her child/children or shifts in the body of work created. Also, each artist represents a different stage in the experience of motherhood.

All events are free and open to the public
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am- 4pm, Sat/Sun 1-4pm
Additional information at www.umwgalleries.org

Ready-Made Dream: Sue Johnson @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery Tickets
Oct 25 – Dec 2 all-day
Ready-Made Dream: Sue Johnson @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery

Ready-Made Dream
Sue Johnson
Ridderhof Martin Gallery
October 25 – December 2
Opening Reception: October 25, 5-7pm
Artist Talk in the Gallery: October 26, noon

The exhibition features floor-to-ceiling vinyl panels and decals that the artist has designed—transforming the gallery into the interior of an ideal, modern home. As the exhibition title suggests, Johnson envisions a world in which the home is nostalgic and familiar, yet, also reduced to an empty space existing simply to house various things.

All events are free and open to the public
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am- 4pm, Sat/Sun 1-4pm
Additional information at www.umwgalleries.org

Nov
23
Fri
Home for the Holidays @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Nov 23 – Dec 30 all-day
Home for the Holidays @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Enjoy the house decorated for the holidays in the spirit and style of American painter Gari Melchers and his talented artist-wife Corinne.

Included with museum admission during regular hours. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at (540) 654-1843.

Nov
25
Sun
Guided Woodland Hikes @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Nov 25 @ 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
30
Fri
A Monroe Christmas Holiday Open House @ James Monroe Musuem Tickets
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Monroe Christmas Holiday Open House @ James Monroe Musuem

Celebrate the holidays at our annual Open House featuring President James Monroe, seasonal music played on the harp, Elizabeth Monroe at the Monroe family’s Astor pianoforte, and a reception with colonial hot chocolate, hot cider, and cookies. While you’re here be sure to check out the Museum Store holiday specials!

Dec
1
Sat
Deck the Halls @ Hurley Convergence Center, Digital Auditorium, UMW Tickets
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Deck the Halls @ Hurley Convergence Center, Digital Auditorium, UMW

Join us for our beloved annual event Deck the Halls with Fredericksburg’s own Jan Williams! Jan will demonstrate how to craft beautiful holiday arrangements from local evergreens and flora. Refreshments are served, and all attendees are entered to win the decorations created during the presentation!

Advance registration is required. Tickets are $30/person or $25/person for Friends of The James Monroe Museum. Please contact our Public Programs Coordinator Lynda Allen at 540-654-1043 to purchase tickets.

UMW Concert Band and Jazz Band: Holiday Concert @ Dodd Auditorium Tickets
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
UMW Concert Band and Jazz Band: Holiday Concert @ Dodd Auditorium | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The UMW Concert Band and The UMW Jazz Ensemble present a special holiday concert.

Dec
2
Sun
UMW Theatre Road Trip: Anything Goes @ Arena Stage Tickets
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm

Anything Goes music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse &
Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, new book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
a musical presented by Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
$80 per person, includes transportation and theatre tickets

UMW Theatre is hitting the road again this year! Seeing professional theatre in DC could not be an easier. Simply board the bus at duPont Hall at noon, journey up to the theatre, and on the way there and back enjoy discussions with fellow Road Trippers and our esteemed faculty about the production! Afterwards, we’ll hop back on the bus and journey back to Fredericksburg and continue the discussion. No parking. No driving. No hassles!

Dec
7
Fri
Holiday Pops: Rick Steves’ Symphonic Journey @ Dodd Auditorium Tickets
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
Holiday Pops: Rick Steves' Symphonic Journey @ Dodd Auditorium | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

America’s most respected European travel authority will take us on a special journey through the beauty of Europe during the Christmas season. With video segments from exclusively for UMW’s Holiday Pops, Rick Steves will guide us on a visually stunning and musically inspiring journey through his favorite countries.
Mr. Steves has created a travel empire that includes more than 50 guide books, syndicated radio and newspaper columns, PBS shows, and a successful tour operation. Enjoy our audience sing-alongs, decked hall, and yet another special addition to the concert – the 200th anniversary of Silent Night. As Steves says, “Keep on travelin’!”

Friends tickets go on sale Monday, October 29.
General public sales begin Monday, November 5.