January 14, 2013
Performances are in conjunction with the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College's newest exhibition
Thanks to special collaboration between Randolph College’s Department of Dance and its Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, the College will feature two special performances by the internationally recognized Isadora Duncan Dance Company in conjunction with the newest exhibition at the Maier.
The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will open Modern Movement: Arthur Bowen Davies Figurative Works on Paper from the Randolph College and Mac Cosgrove Davies Collections and Arthur B. Davies Paintings from the Randolph College Collection on Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibitions will remain on view through April 14.
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928) was an artist and primary curator of the groundbreaking Armory Show of 1913, credited with bringing modern art to American audiences. The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College is home to 61 works by Davies, many of which have never been exhibited before. Mac Cosgrove Davies, great grandson of Arthur B. Davies, and owner of more than 300 A.B. Davies pieces, will contribute a selection of works which will also be on view to the public for the first time.
Modern Movement: Arthur Bowen Davies Figurative Works on Paper from the Randolph College and Mac Cosgrove Davies Collections will focus on figurative works from both collections, many depicting dancers in various poses. Randolph College and Mac Cosgrove Davies are pleased to present this exhibition on the centennial anniversary year of the Armory Show.
Because so many of the images on display feature dancing figures, the opening celebration will include a special movement component. Guests will enjoy the iconic artwork of Arthur B. Davies while three dancers from the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation in New York City echo the poses of Davies’ figures in a salon-style performance. Known as the father of modern art, Davies drew inspiration from Duncan, considered to be the mother of modern dance.
On Jan. 19, Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Company will perform Art of Isadora, a short lecture featuring rare footage on the life and work of Isadora Duncan, followed by a performance by the full company. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre.
The Maier event is free and open to the public. Tickets for the Jan. 19 event cost $5. Students are free. Tickets are available for purchase through www.lynchburgtickets.com or at the door.
For more information, please see http://web.randolphcollege.edu/newsevents/calendar.asp#1-19
The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College is located at One Quinlan Street. For more information, call the Museum at 947-8136, or email: email@example.com.