Point of Departure: 2016 Senior Thesis Exhibition

April 16, 2016 to May 11, 2016
Point of Departure, Senior Show Exhibition, 2016 at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

All seniors majoring in the visual arts at Longwood create a senior professional project that often forms the core of what will become their professional portfolio. Each year, the LCVA has the privilege of presenting these culminating works. Many of these seniors have been involved with LCVA as student workers, interns, and volunteers during their time at Longwood, and their departure is particularly bittersweet. We appreciate the time they have spent with us at Longwood and the opportunity we had to watch them grow as individuals, artists, and citizen leaders.


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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.