… what the mind and senses conceive… Margaret Sutton


Margaret Sutton Exhibition

Convergence Gallery, Simpson Library

April 18 – September 13, 2019

Opening Reception: April 18, 5-7pm

… what the mind and senses conceive… Margaret Sutton is an exhibition that has been curated by students in Art History Professor Marjorie Och’s ARTH 317: Laboratory in Museum Studies. These studies have been working in collaboration with UMW Galleries and through their research, they have learned more of 20th century American art and Margaret Sutton, as well as prepare for careers as museum professionals.

Margaret Sutton was a UMW studio art alum from 1926. After her time at Mary Washington, she moved to New York City where she met Alfred Levitt, a painter, and his wife Gertrude, a lawyer. The three of them lived together in a Greenwich Village apartment from 1983 until Gertrude Levitt’s death in 1983 and Margaret Sutton’s death in 1990. In 1993, Alfred Levitt gave more than 3,000 works of art from his personal collection to the University of Mary Washington. The work given not only included Levitt’s paintings, but also the work of the infamous Margaret Sutton.

This exhibition examines the rich work and career of Margaret Sutton and represents the dedication and hard work of the UMW Department of Art and Art History!


Special thanks to Professor Och and her students: Kira Alfano, Krista Beucler, Laurel Davidson, Anna Elmore, Shaheen Fazel, Gabby Gallier, Matthew Geczy, Bucky Goforth, Paige Hildebrand, Meggy Hinson, Juliet Landeck, R.J. McKenna, Ally Pryor, Jordan Skillman, Hannah St. Onge, Alexa Steele , and Cara Wissinger.

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