The Maier Museum of Art
at Randolph College

Pre-Festival Program for VA Festival of the Book – Art Speak

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College 1 Quinlan St., Lynchburg, VA

In conjunction with the 112th Annual Exhibition - Back to Front: Artists’ Books by Women, Gary Dop, poet/playwright, Director of Randolph's MFA program, and English faculty, will lead an ekphrastic writing exercise. Dop’s most recent poem, On Dys•coffering Dyslexia at 44, is a 3D poem/object. Artist Lyall Harris will give a tour of the 112th […]

Uncover/Recover: Remembering Women Workers

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College 1 Quinlan St., Lynchburg, VA

The 112th Annual Exhibition, Back to Front: Artists’ Books by Women, includes Harriet Bart’s affecting Drawn in Smoke which memorializes individual young immigrant workers, mostly women and girls, who died in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. While the disaster set in motion major labor reforms, the workers were largely forgotten. In October 2023 a […]

Healing Transformations

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College 1 Quinlan St., Lynchburg, VA

How can we use our creative energy to deal with negative thoughts and difficult experiences? In this workshop, Jennifer Bondurant, LPC, Director of Randolph College's Counseling Center, will discuss the science behind negative thinking and share how our biology can be transformed when we allow ourselves to practice and embrace positive thinking. Inspired by two […]

Imperialism, Colonialism, Reparations, and the “Universal” Museum

Randolph College - Leggett 537 2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA, United States

In this lecture Dr. Patty Gerstenblith will discuss the concept of the ‘universal’ museum and its historical underpinnings exploring its origins across the arc of the 19th century as well as the inequities of the international legal system, and the continuing justifications for the retention of looted cultural objects by European and North American museums […]

Unapologetic Pop Up

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College 1 Quinlan St., Lynchburg, VA

Drop by between 2 and 4 pm to make a limited-edition button with artist Lyall Harris! Harris is one of the collaborators for The Unapologetic Initiative, an ongoing interactive project that seeks to raise awareness about gender inequality, challenge societal expectations, and empower women. A simple bookmaking activity will also be available. No experience is […]