Grainger Hall

Grosvernor Print, Ruffner Hall, Longwood University

In Grainger Hall, where students study modern languages and literature, the walls feature a collection of 19th-century prints, most of which were given to the university by Mary Kossuth Shumate and by Homer “Kip” Kephart in memory of Bobby Chandler. From steel engravings made for a tourists’ guide to Versailles, to an architect’s sketches of Spanish buildings, to a set of prints reproducing “world-famous pictures” from the 18th and 19th centuries that perfectly reflect late Victorian tastes, the art in this collection fittingly evokes the cultures and the history of Europe.