‘Enduring Legacy’ will display recent acquisitions

Published 8:48 am Thursday, July 13, 2017

Since 2015, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) has collected nearly 300 works of art, significantly expanding the permanent collection.

According to an LCVA press release, “Enduring Legacy 2017: Recent Acquisitions,” which opened June 2 from 5-8 p.m., highlights several of those pieces. The release cited that the exhibition will remain on view through July 30.

“Enduring Legacy” will include several recent substantial gifts including paintings by William Clarke and Eldridge Bagley from noted collector Julia Norrell, and African Art from noted collector Keith Kissee, according to the release.

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“Photographs from several contemporary photographers will be exhibited, such as Robert Von Sternberg, Kenda North, Shelia Pinkel, Bonnie Schiffman and Daryl Curran,” officials said in the release. “The exhibition will feature pieces from Robert B. and Margaret T. Mayo, Heyn and Sandy Kjerulf, Terence and Rosemary Finegan, and Bernice Rowe, class of 1970, in loving memory of Dr. Henry C. Rowe.”

According to the release, although Longwood University began collecting art in the late 19th century, its first collecting area was defined in 1951 with the establishment of the Contemporary Virginia Artists Collection.

The release cited that 20 years later LCVA’s collections broadened to include American art.

“In the decades that followed, the collections once again expanded to include Chinese and African art.”