Past Exhibitions

December 10, 2022 to April 16, 2023

Eldridge Bagley began painting fifty years ago while he was still living with his parents on their farm in rural Lunenburg County, Virginia. Bagley often depicts the substance and meaning of a vanishing small-town and agrarian lifestyle. Relationships with family, friends, neighbors, religion, and the land are important themes in this retrospective exhibition.

October 1, 2022 to February 12, 2023

The New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Corinna Luyken will appear at a reception in
her honor at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) on Thursday, October 13, 5:30 – 8

August 25, 2022 to November 20, 2022

Present Continuous: Longwood University Department of Theatre, Art, and Graphic & Animation Design Faculty Exhibition highlights the innovation and creativity found in the diverse group of artists, designers, illustrators, and performers who guide their students along paths of artistic discovery during their time at Longwood. In addition to teaching, all of the faculty engage in the contemporary discourse within their respective fields.

June 3, 2022 to August 21, 2022


The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is thrilled to welcome back Start with Art, Learn for Life: The Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, one of the largest celebrations of youth art in the United States. All in the community are invited to join the artists and their families for a special kid friendly opening reception on Saturday, June 11,, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

June 3, 2022 to August 21, 2022

“She is known for her life-long friendships, her love of arts and crafts including sewing, knitting, crocheting, drawing and painting, and her love of books and reading. She was an enduring student of all things Black History and Brown v. Board of Education. Her infectious laughter, sense of humor, enthusiasm, selflessness, and generosity will be missed by all who knew and loved her.”
— Edwilda Allen’s Obituary

Edwilda’s Dreams highlights and honors the art and life of Edwilda Allen.

June 3, 2022 to August 21, 2022

Longwood Life highlights works of art created as part of the Longwood Life program, a two-year non-degree post-secondary certificate day program for individuals with disabilities. Students enrolled gain skills for work and independent living, opportunities to socialize, and are exposed to new ideas in a classroom setting – all within a community of their peers.