Alfred Levitt Memorial Exhibition

Ridderhof Martin Gallery Opening: March 22-June 3, 2001 A retrospective celebration of the life and work of Alfred Levitt (1894-2000). This exhibition includes works of art from every phase of Levitt’s long and multi-faceted career. Among these are many of the artist’s finest Gloucester Paintings from the 1940’s, recently acquired by the college.

John Torres, Jr.: Paintings and Sculptures

Ridderhof Martin Gallery Opening: January 25-March 2, 2001 A select group of paintings and sculptures by John Torres, Jr., founder of The Torres School of Sculpture and one of central Virginia’s leading black artists and art educators.

The Face of Madagascar: Photographs by Janice Levy

Ridderhof Martin Gallery Opening: January 25-March 2, 2001 An intriguing cross-cultural collaboration between contemporary photographer Janice Levy and her subject- the people of Madagascar called the Malagasy. The Malagasy expand and interpret Levy’s ongoing documentary record of them by associating her photographs with traditional cultural proverbs.  

Joseph DiBella: Recent Works

duPont Gallery  Opening: January 11-February 11, 2001 Recent paintings by Mary Washington College art professor Joseph DiBella.

Nancy Spero: “Sheela Does Fredericksburg”

Ridderhof Martin Gallery Opening: October 5-December 15, 2000 A superb collection of works on paper, video and installation pieces by internationally acclaimed New York- based artist Nancy Spero. Inspired by both classical and modern sources and concentrating on the depiction of women, Spero’s works have given exquisite form to feminist issues for over forty years.

“Caught in the Act”: Portraits of the Artist at Work by Phyllis Ridderhof Martin

Ridderhof Martin Gallery Opening: August 28-September 24, 2000 Self-portraits and images of women artists and art students in the act of painting are common themes in Ridderhof Martin’s work. Drawn from Mary Washington College’s permanent collection, many of these paintings, drawings and sketches are shown publicly for the first time.