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  • Exhibition: The Virginia Rifleman
    The Virginia RiflemanOctober 8, 2020 - August 2021 The Virginia Rifleman is an exhibition that will open in fall 2020 at William King Museum of Art. It will explore the use of the long rifle throughout the Valley of Virginia during the 18th and 19th centuries as illustrated by the gunsmiths who made them and examples of their rifles.  The
  • Exhibition: A Painting Tradition
    The Painting TraditionJuly 30 - November 1, 2020 A survey of 18th – 20th century European paintings, The Painting Tradition looks at how painting was conceptualized and taught in Western Europe. It focuses on the popularity of various modes of painting – such as portraits, landscapes, and genre paintings. In addition to a survey of painting techniques, the exhibition will
  • Exhibition: Quilt National
    Quilt National ‘19March 19 - May 24, 2020 Quilt National is a biennial international juried exhibition of contemporary innovative quilts. The first Quilt National was shown in 1979. Quilt National ’19 is the twenty-first in the series. Quilt National was intended to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. Its purpose was then, and still is,
  • Exhibition: D.R. Mullins: One Man Group Show
    D.R. Mullins: One Man Group ShowFebruary 27 - June 21, 2020 D.R. Mullins creates visual musings that play with line and symmetry. His career as an artist has touched many aspects of the creative culture of Abingdon. From studying with master carver Fred Carter to creating murals around the region, Mullins has influenced the visual landscape of the town. This
  • Exhibition: Laura Copenhaver
    Laura CopenhaverFebruary 13 - September 13, 2020 Nominated as a Virginia Woman in History in 2007 by the Virginia Library, Laura Lu Copenhaver is an example of industrious ingenuity. From working with the Virginia Farm Bureau to founding Rosemont Industries, Laura Copenhaver and her legacy bolstered the economy of Southwest Virginia for almost 100 years. This exhibition honors her
  • Exhibition: By Native Hands
    By Native HandsNovember 7, 2019 – February 23, 2019WKMA After Hours: November 7 from 6 – 8 p.m.By Native Hands highlights selections from the Native American basket collection of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Focusing on baskets from Native groups in the southeast, this exhibition provides a space to discuss environmental and political issues that
  • Exhibition- In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-16
    In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-2016November 7, 2019 – February 23, 2019WKMA After Hours: November 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-16, on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, highlights the lives of Native Americans today. This series of prints, produced by Daniel Heyman and Lucy Ganje under the guidance
  • One Woman Show with Charlotte Beavers | A Natural Introspective of Seasonal Photography
    Charlotte Beaver shares over 45 images of nature that were taken in Carroll County, displaying the areas beauty in aspects of the seasons.  Charlotte Hammons Beavers is a native of Southwestern Virginia and currently resides in Carroll County on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Having a passion for photography as a young child led to a way of life in freelance
  • Exhibition: In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and Now
    In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and NowAfter Hours Reception: November 7, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m.August 1, 2019 – January 26, 2020Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and Now explores the legacy of furniture making in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. This exhibition features work by contemporary furniture makers in tandem with historical pieces
  • From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands at WKM
    From These Hills Opening Reception: October 3, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m. October 3, 2019 – February 9, 2020 William King Museum of Art continues to celebrate the diversity of regional artistic talent with its biennial exhibition, From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, a major exhibition of new works by artists working in all
  • One Woman Show with Charlotte Beavers | A Natural Introspective of Seasonal Photography
    Charlotte Beaver shares over 45 images of nature that were taken in Carroll County, displaying the areas beauty in aspects of the seasons.  Charlotte Hammons Beavers is a native of Southwestern Virginia and currently resides in Carroll County on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Having a passion for photography as a young child led to a way of life in freelance
  • Franklin County History Museum Exhibits
    "Old Times are Not Forgotten" in Franklin County. The History Museum features rare oil paintings, glassware and china, documents, photographs, railroad memorabilia, the medical field, Civil War & other military items, memorabilia from the two local liquid industries (moonshine & Coca-Cola) and other pieces of area history. Research Library offers family books, information on historic sights and sites, data found nowhere else.
  • American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart Special Exhibit
    Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart is a master storyteller not only through his songs, but also through his revealing photographs. He has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour with bluegrass performer Lester Flatt at age 13. Stuart’s photographs in American Ballads range from intimate behind-the-scenes depictions
  • Exhibition: In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and Now
    In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and NowAfter Hours Reception: November 7, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m.August 1, 2019 – January 26, 2020Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and Now explores the legacy of furniture making in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. This exhibition features work by contemporary furniture makers in tandem with historical pieces
  • Exhibition – Now Playing: New Forms in Contemporary Glass
    Now Playing: New Forms in Contemporary GlassMay 2 – October 13, 2019 The “drama of discovery” came to define the early days of the Studio Glass movement as artists transitioned the material of glass from functional object to sculptural. Now Playing: New Forms in Contemporary Glass examines where the dramatic element of glassmaking is leading artists working today. Highlighting work
  • Town Hall Fish Sculpture
    The Fish Sculpture art installation in front of the Town Hall in Pearisburg is a creativity-filled sculpture to view as one is walking into the Town Hall or even just strolling by on the sidewalk. It is easily accessible to anyone to view and
  • Honaker Heritage Museum
    Honaker Heritage Museum located in
  • Pembroke Town Hall Girl Sculpture
    Located at the Pembroke Town Hall is a sculpture of a girl and an awesome display of a canoe and fishing supplies! This piece of art welcomes those who are going into the Town Hall or those who are just strolling down the sidewalk. It is easily accessible for anyone to view and
  • “Giles Made From Tiles” mural
    Located in between the Timberlake building and DMV building in Pearisburg, the "Giles Made From Tiles" mural is a spectacular piece of art to see. The artwork is made up of several small tiles which contain the drawings of locals. The coloration and the placement of the tiles outline the shape of Giles County. This art installation is easily accessible
  • River Mural
    On the corner of Tazewell Street and Mountain Lake Avenue in Pearisburg, there is a beautiful mural portraying the river. It really adds some color to the town of Pearisburg! This mural is on the side of a building and is easily accessible for anyone to view and