Have Art, Will Travel - China

Have Art Will Travel

Geared toward second graders and their SOL learning objectives for the study of China, this program consists of three components: our School Programs Educator’s in-class presentation, a resource trunk on temporary classroom loan (complete with interdisciplinary lesson plans, art supplies, visual aids, books, and maps), and a tour of the LCVA’s Rowe Collection of Chinese Art with follow-up hands-on activities at the LCVA. The LCVA provides funding for buses as needed for the trip to Farmville to view the collection. This past year over 550 children participated in this program.

Learn more about participating contact:
Mindy Pierson, School Programs Educator
434 395 2941


North Main Street

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.

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