Enduring Legacy: Recent Acquisitions

June 2, 2017 to July 30, 2017

Since 2015 Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) has collected nearly 300 works of art, significantly expanding the permanent collection. Enduring Legacy 2017: Recent Acquisitions,” which opens on June 2 from 5-8 p.m., will highlight several of those pieces. The exhibition will remain on view through July 30, 2017.

“Enduring Legacy” will include several recent substantial gifts including paintings by William Clarke and Eldridge Bagley from noted collector Julia Norrell, and African Art from noted collector Keith Kissee. Photographs from several contemporary photographers will be exhibited, such as Robert Von Sternberg, Kenda North, Shelia Pinkel, Bonnie Schiffman, and Darryl Curran.

The exhibition will feature pieces from Robert B. and Margaret T. Mayo, Heyn and Sandy Kjerulf, Terence and Rosemary Finegan, and Bernice Rowe, class of 1970, in loving memory of Dr. Henry C. Rowe. 


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The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.

The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.