University Calendar

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.

Sep
6
Thu
Museums as Viewing Machines: Work by Jeffrey Abt @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery Tickets
Sep 6 – Oct 14 all-day
Museums as Viewing Machines: Work by Jeffrey Abt @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery

Exhibition runs September 6 – October 14 in University of Mary Washington’s Ridderhof Martin Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: Friday September 7, noon

This exhibition features Abt’s Wandering Gallery project and Museum series. The Wandering Gallery project explores the behind-the-scenes, never-ending cycle of unpacking and packing, installation and de-installation, documentation, and interpretation associated with changing exhibitions.

Abt’s Museum series focuses on the visual parallels between galleries and sacred spaces, particularly religious sanctuaries. Abt is intrigued by environments created to foster contemplation, whether for the purposes of studying artworks or for spiritual introspection.

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

Image: Jeffrey Abt, Wandering Gallery project (translation and representation), open, multiple media, 2006

UMW Studio Art Faculty Exhibition @ duPont Gallery Tickets
Sep 6 – Oct 14 all-day
UMW Studio Art Faculty Exhibition @ duPont Gallery

Exhibition runs September 6 – October 14 in University of Mary Washington’s duPont Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 5-7pm

An exhibition featuring the UMW Studio Art Faculty:

Debra Balestreri
Carole Garmon
Larry Hinkle
Rosemary Jesionowski
Ashe Laughlin
Jon McMillan
Chris Musina
Jason Robinson
Joliza Terry
Jake Urbanski
Sarah Spencer White

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

Image: Ashe Laughlin, “Booby Trap”, Oil on Canvas on Board.

Nov
1
Thu
Merrily We Roll Along @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm
Merrily We Roll Along @ Klein Theatre

Merrily We Roll Along
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth

Growing up. There is nothing more certain. For Frank, Charlie, and Mary, their lives are all ahead of them—or rather, behind them—in this brilliantly conceived musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Merrily We Roll Along masterfully reveals, in reverse, the relationships of three best friends and their successes in life, love, friendship, and all the little bumps along the way. With songs like the gorgeously heartbreaking “Not a Day Goes By,” the sassily uplifting, “Old Friends,” and the exquisitely lyrical “Good Thing Going,” Merrily is sheer brilliance as it connects the rocky terrain between the characters’ disillusioned adulthoods to their hopeful, starry-eyed youthful beginnings.

“Hugely witty, tunefully inventive and brightly entertaining.” –The Telegraph

2 hours, 30 minutes

Box Office opens October 18

Feb
22
Fri
God of Carnage @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
God of Carnage @ Klein Theatre

God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza

Two children from upper middle-class Brooklyn families get into a schoolyard tussle and their parents meet one evening to discuss the incident. While the evening begins with polite pleasantries and careful chit chat, it veers suddenly off course in a rum-fueled fishtail of epic proportions as the adults, themselves, devolve into bickering children. Yasmina Reza hilariously and savagely strips her characters down to their cores, giving them the green light to drop the niceties and take off the proverbial gloves. God of Carnage is a comic masterpiece born of red-hot tempers, the best of intentions, and humanity at its most primal.

“. . . ferociously funny . . . . terrifically potent with lip-smacking gusto . . .”
–The Wall Street Journal

1 hour, 30 minutes

Box Office opens January 31