Past Exhibitions

August 26, 2017 to October 22, 2017

This exhibition will feature the work of award-winning illustrator, fine artist, designer and educator, best known for his Latino-themed children's books such as Waiting for the Biblioburro, Green is a Chile Pepper, and Gracias/Thanks. 
John Parra's illustrations will be presented in collaboration with the Virginia Children's Book Festival. The exhibition will open with a reception on August 25, from 5-8 p.m. It will remain open until October 22.

May 29, 2017 to August 6, 2017

For the past nine years, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts has partnered with Crossroads Community Services on their annual Camp Unity. From May 28 to August 6, LCVA will exhibit over 80 works that were created by Camp Unity attendees. A special opening reception and meet and greet with the artists will be held Sunday, May 28, from 2-4p.m. in LCVA’s lower level.

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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.

February 19, 2017 to March 26, 2017

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is proud and honored to present its annual Start with Art, Learn for Life: The Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition and Take a Closer Look: Photographs from ART Kids with an opening reception on Sunday, February 19 from 2-4 pm at LCVA! Friends, family, and community members are invited to the reception, which is free and open to the public. The works will remain on view in LCVA’s Lower Level until March 26, 2017. LCVA would like to thank the very generous support of Southside Electric Cooperative, the Walter J.

Memory & the Politics of Place: Michael Mergen
January 21, 2017 to March 19, 2017

Memory and the Politics of Place: Michael Mergen investigates the spaces where the ideals of the United States political system meet the mundane realities of participatory democracy. It is the first exhibition of Mergen’s work to examine seven of the photographer’s series together as a politically neutral study of Americans’ concepts of their country and its institutions. Mergen, an assistant professor of art/photography at Longwood, became fascinated by the political and civic nature of United States and its citizens when he worked as a photojournalist.