March 30 - April 24, 2010
"Honor This Hill"
On Wednesday, April 7, Jamin Riley '10 and Nathan Ryalls '11 presented Honor This Hill, an exhibit celebrating the achievements of Hampden-Sydney alumni.
The exhibit is the result of the HIST 495 Independent Study class, An Introduction to Museum Practices. The class was taught by Professor Caroline Emmons, as instructor of record, with additional instructors Professor Mary Prevo and Atkinson Museum Curator Angela Way.
February 16 - March 25, 2010
On Tuesday, February 16, the photography exhibit Lure by Pam Fox opened at Hampden-Sydney’s Atkinson Museum. An artist and photographer, Ms. Fox is also Elliott Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College.
About the Lure exhibit, Ms. Fox says, “Animals are often used to symbolize those aspects of human nature and desire that are real, yet unseen. Our associations with animals have their roots in art, mythology, religion, and literature. We are drawn to animals for their symbolic powers; they represent more primal versions of ourselves. In this work, I orchestrate the illusion of a fleeting encounter with a wild creature in the landscape.” Full Story...
November 12, 2009 - February 5, 2010
What might Hampden-Sydney have looked like if all its visionaries had had their way? This exhibition gives an overview of some of the plans, dreams, aspirations, and downright follies which, as John Brinkley says in his epic On This Hill, “seemed like good ideas at the time,” but never came to fruition.
Architects’ models, drawings, and quotations from the masterminds themselves will give visitors insight into the way people have envisioned an ideal campus for Hampden-Sydney College—and inspire gratitude that sometimes it didn’t happen. Full story... View a larger map...
September 8 - November 6, 2009
"Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam"
The exhibit features Vietnam War-era graffiti on bunk canvases salvaged from the USNS General Nelson M. Walker, a troopship that shuttled thousands of young Americans across the Pacific Ocean in 1966 and 1967.
The canvases feature scrawled inscriptions, signatures, cartoons, and poems by young servicemen headed to combat in the Vietnam War.
The "Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam" exhibit was created by the Vietnam Graffiti Project, working in partnership with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Full Story...
March 5 - April 25, 2009
"Passing Moment" Exhibit
On exhibit at Hampden-Sydney’s Atkinson Museum from March 5 through April 25 are photographs from the collection of Frank Saunders, “Documenting the Passing Moment.”
Saunders is with The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and teaches traditional darkroom photography. He grew up in Charlottesville, VA, and received a BFA in Communication Arts and Design. He has photographed extensively in New Mexico, Washington State, and Guatemala. His latest body of work is landscape photographs taken in the Bluegrass Valley in Highland County, VA. Saunders’ interests lie in the history of photography and alternative printing processes. Full Story...
January 13 - February 28, 2009
Landscapes in a Truck
On exhibit at Hampden-Sydney’s Atkinson Museum from January 13 through February 28 is the ultra-large format photography of Shaun Irving, H-SC Class of 1997, Landscapes in a Truck. Although Irving has shown internationally, this is the U.S. debut of his work, an emotionally raw, primitive perspective to the world of modern art photography. Full Story...
September 1 - November 6, 2008
Käthe Kollwitz Prints to be Exhibited at Atkinson Museum
On loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, twenty-seven prints by Prussian artist, Käthe Kollwitz, will open on September 1 at the Atkinson Museum. The exhibition will remain on view through November 6. The exhibition, sponsored locally by the Fine Arts Department and the Atkinson Museum, was organized by VMFA’s Statewide Exhibitions Program. Full Story...
February 23 - April 19, 2008
Caldwell Collection: Days in Mexico and England, 1941-1945
On display beginning Saturday, February 23, 10 AM to 2 PM, are fifty-five images and associated material from the Caldwell collection, Days in Mexico and England, 1941-1945: Photographs by Charles Y. Caldwell, Jr. The collection is on loan from his son, Charles Y. Caldwell III, Hampden-Sydney Class of 1971. Full Story...
December 8 - December 20, 2007
Opening Museum Exhibit:
THE GLOBE THEATRE OF HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE
December 8, 10 am to 2 pm
Elephant puppet from the 1930s Globe Theater production of Kipling's "The Elephant's Child."
October 20 - November 30, 2007
Ray Kleinlein: Recent Works
The exhibit Ray Kleinlein : Recent Works will open October 20 at the Atkinson Museum on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College and will remain on view through November 30. Kleinlein teaches at both Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University. Full Story...
September 1 - October 13, 2007
Josef Albers ExhibitJosef Albers: Formulation-Articulation
The Atkinson Museum of Hampden-Sydney College hosts the work of Josef Albers, pioneering twentieth-century artist/theorist and art educator. A Virginia Museum traveling exhibition, “Formulation: Articulation,” will open September 1 and run through October 13. A panel discussion, The Influence of Josef Albers on Contemporary Artists, is planned at the museum on September 11 at 4:30 p.m. Chaired by Mary Prevo, art historian at the College, the panel will include artists Beverly Rhoads, Associate Professor at Lynchburg College, and Ray Kleinlein, Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Hampden-Sydney College.
March 26-April 27, 2007
The Atkinson Museum of Hampden-Sydney College in conjunction with the Biology Department Paleontology Symposium presents:
Fossils and Flowers: The Evolution Series
On Display from March 26 through April 27 at the Atkinson Museum
February 13 - March 17, 2007
Then & Now: Buildings of Hampden-Sydney College
The exhibit features historic photographs of the buildings of Hampden-Sydney College compared to recent photographs from the same view. The passage of time is easily evident in the changing facades of the buildings and the grounds around them. At the same time, seeing the photographs, some more than 150 years old, allows viewers to feel part of the great traditions in those buildings.
January 18 - February 10, 2007
Jamestown Archaeology Exhibit at Atkinson Museum
On loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition Uncovering Home: A Visual Essay on Jamestown Archaeology
will open on Thursday, January 18, 2007, at the Atkinson Museum on the Hampden-Sydney College campus and will remain on
view through February 10. The exhibition contains twelve 22”x 30” panels that combine text and images.
October 20 - December 12, 2006
Beggars and Choosers
The Atkinson Museum at
Hampden-Sydney College will host the exhibit, Beggars and Choosers:
Motherhood is Not a Class Privilege in America, October 20 through
December 12. The exhibition, which includes about 50 pictures by many of
this country’s most distinguished documentary photographers, deals with the
social issues of being a mother and provides a perspective of motherhood among
the poor and “resourceless.”Full Story...
December 6, 2005 - March 25, 2006
On Tuesday, December 6th, the Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum at
Hampden-Sydney College will host its first student-produced
social documentary. Unlike the annual student visual-arts show, which
includes works associated with classroom courses, this documentary was produced over the course of this past summer. Witnessing, the photo and text documentary project, is the work of Jonathan Miyashiro‘06 and Cory Van Vlyman '08. Full Story...
September 15 - November 11, 2005
"Somewhere in La Mancha: Four-hundred Years of Don Quixote"
“Somewhere in La Mancha: Four-Hundred Years of Don Quixote,” an exhibition honoring one of the greatest literary figures of Spain, and father of the modern novel, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), will run concurrently with a six-week seminar in English for the 2005 Fall semester that will culminate in a two-day symposium and festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of Don Quixote (September 29 and 30). Full Story...
February 17 - April 22, 2005
The Afghan Folio: Photographs by Luke Powell
“The Afghan Folio,” an exhibition featuring thirty-two dye transfer prints of Afghanistan by native North Carolinian Luke Powell, will open in the Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum of Hampden-Sydney College on Thursday, February 17, and continue through Friday, April 22, 2005. Full Story...
September 16 - November 12, 2004
“The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci”
The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum is proud to present, “The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci” donated to The Exhibition Alliance by the IBM Corporation and circulated by The Exhibition Alliance, Inc., Hamilton, New York.
The exhibition features sixteen contemporary models built by IBM engineers of mechanical devices conceived and designed by Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci.
May 19 - June 11, 2004
Margaret S. Watkins:
The Esther Atkinson Museum will host an exhibition of the work of Margaret S. Watkins of Charlotte Court House. The exhibit, "Margaret S. Watkins:
A Retrospective," features a selection of paintings created between her early childhood (c. 1935) to present day, ranging from oil portraits to pastels and paintings rendered entirely by palette knife. Her work features a diverse range of styles ranging from realism to the abstract.
February 10 - April 30, 2004
Catch & Release: Recent Landscapes by Beverly Rhoads
"Catch & Release,” an exhibition of recent landscapes by Beverly
Rhoads of Farmville, Virginia, will open in The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum of
Hampden-Sydney College on Tuesday, February 10, and continue through Friday,
April 30, 2004. An artist’s
reception, free and open to the community, will be held on Thursday, February
12, at 4:30 PM in the East Gallery and will include a gallery talk by the artist
at 5:00 PM. Full Story...
October 15 - December 12, 2003
Object to Image: Recent Photographs by Pam Fox
Drawn from her firsthand observation of applied and experimental science, Fox’s photographs seek to illumine the connection between science and art. Her work delves into the sensuous associations between the machine and nature, combining antique scientific instruments and biological specimens. To this she adds the detritus of everyday life – printed matter, human hair, flowers picked on a walk, dolls’ heads and clothing. Full Story...
May 1 - 11, 2003
Student Fine Arts Exhibition
This exhibit is a unique display highlighting the intermediate level photography and drawing classes of Pamela
P. Fox and Professor David D. Lewis of Hampden-Sydney College. The viewer can expect to see highlights of photo essay projects. Also on display will be digital photo collages and large-scale experimental photographic works. Drawing students will
present their project entitled "Like A Rock."
In addition, the exhibit will feature special thesis projects in photography by Hunter Overstreet, Tom Hogge and Ross Wilson. Full Story...
February 7, 2003 - April 18, 2003
The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum of Hampden-Sydney College is proud to present, "The
Actors Image: The Japan-Virginia Society Collection of Ukiyo-e Prints," an exhibition of woodblock prints created in 19th century Japan. Featuring Kabuki theatre and its famous actors, these prints offer a rich array of compelling images that invite viewers into the lively and fascinating world of Japanese art and theatre.
September 27 - November 8, 2002
What's Cookin'? Two Centuries of American Foodways
The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum of Hampden-Sydney College is proud to present "What's Cookin'? Two centuries of American Foodways", a traveling exhibition organized by the Rogers Historical Museum, Rogers Arkansas, and supported in part by a grant from the Historical Resources and Museum Services section of Arkansas State Parks. The exhibition will open on Friday, September 27, 2002 and continue through November 8, 2002, and offers an intriguing look at many aspects of food and food culture.
March 29 - July 5, 2002
Broad Stripes and Bright Stars: A Tribute to Hampden-Sydney
Alumni of World War II
"Broad Stripes and Bright Stars: A Tribute to Hampden-Sydney
Alumni of World War II", a temporary, commemorative exhibition curated by
historian, Benjamin Trask of Williamsburg, Virginia, opening Friday, March
29, 2002 and continuing through Friday, July 5, 2002. The exhibition will
run in conjunction with a larger program "The Changing Face of Modern War"
sponsored by the Alumni College. Full Story...
January 4 - February 10, 2002
and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in the Americas
The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum proudly presents "Creativity
and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in the Americas," a traveling Smithsonian exhibition that
brings to light a little-known chapter in the history of the African diaspora. The exhibition will open Friday, January 4, 2002 and continue through Sunday, February 10, 2002. Full Story...
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Hampden-Sydney College Memorabilia
The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum of Hampden-Sydney College houses a changing exhibition of memorabilia illustrating the rich history of Hampden-Sydney, the last American college founded under the British crown. Its first classes met in November 1775. Full Story...
Draper Camera Returns Home
After being at the Smithsonian Institution for sixty-six years, the Draper Camera has returned to the College.