Upcoming Exhibitions

Fred Eversley, 50 Years an Artist: Light & Space & Energy

June 14, 2017
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September 2 – December 10, 2017

Fred Eversley, 50 Years an Artist: Light & Space & Energy will feature a survey of the artist’s work representing an extraordinary fifty-year career.  Eversley, trained as an engineer, began making his polyester resin sculptures with an aim to “create kinetic art without using kinetic elements such as mechanical movement or artificial light changes.”  Eversley’s strong interest in energy  has led to further creations that utilize wind current to create dynamic acrylic cast forms.  This retrospective exhibition featuring the works of Fred Eversley, an important African American sculptor and innovator, will coincide with the College’s fiftieth anniversary of the first residential African American students.  Interestingly, as the artist has pointed out to us, the dates of desegregation at the College of William & Mary in September 1967 is the exact month and year that he embarked on his exceptional career as an artist.

Press release available here.

Image citation: Fred Eversley | American, b. 1941 | Red Vice Versa, 1984 | Cast polyester resin | 20 x 20 x 6 inches | Collection of the artist (New York) | Photo: Maria Larsson

Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection

May 5, 2017
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September 2, 2017 – January 14, 2018

William & Mary will soon celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first African American students in residence — Lynn Briley, Janet Brown and Karen Ely (class of 1971) — with a year-long series of special events, guest speakers and performances, beginning with Convocation weekend in August 2017, and continuing through Commencement in May 2018.  To commemorate this milestone, the Muscarelle Museum of Art will present a selection of African American art from the permanent collection.

 

Stay tuned for further details about the Muscarelle exhibition.  Keep up-to-date with upcoming events here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Credit: JOHN WILSON | American, 1922 – 2015 | Martin Luther King, Jr., 2002 | Etching on chine collé | Muscarelle Museum of Art | Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment | 2015.011