Current Exhibits

The Museums at W&L advance learning through direct engagement with the collections and facilitate an interdisciplinary appreciation of art, history, and culture.

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  • Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Mohammad Omer Khalil: Musings

Mohammad Omer Khalil: Musings

September 28, 2023 — June 1, 2024
Watson Galleries

Curricular Connections: Teaching with the Museums' Collections

Curricular Connections: Teaching with the Museums' Collections

August 21, 2023 — April 13, 2024
Reeves Museum of Ceramics, Elisabeth S. Gottwald Gallery

開花結果 Open Flowers Bear Fruit

開花結果 Open Flowers Bear Fruit

May 1, 2023 — May 31, 2024
McCarthy Gallery, Holekamp Hall

Setting the Stage: 150 Years of the University Chapel Auditorium

Setting the Stage: 150 Years of the University Chapel Auditorium

November 11, 2021 (ongoing)
University Chapel Galleries

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The Museums at W&L Celebrate International Slow Art Day

W&L will celebrate the global event on April 13 in the McCarthy Gallery.

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Rachel Du of Bonhams Auction House to Deliver Lecture on the Chinese Art Market

The art specialist’s talk will be held on March 25 at 5:30 p.m.

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Museums at W&L: Winter 2024 Programs and Exhibitions

The Museums at W&L invite the public to explore its exhibitions and collections with select programming through May.

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Students talk through the curatorial process with Patricia Hobbs.

W&L Students Curate Fall Art Exhibition

“Mohammad Omer Khalil: Musings,” co-curated by four Washington and Lee students as part of a seminar course in museum studies, will be on display in the Watson Galleries Sept. 28, 2023 through June 1, 2024.

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Museums at W&L: Fall 2023 Programs and Exhibitions

The Museums at W&L invite the public to their opening reception for “Musings” on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

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Stephanie Shih, artist-in-residence 2023

Collection Connections

Washington and Lee’s Museum Artist-in-Residence Program welcomed photographer Stephanie Shih to campus in May to create new work based on the Museums’ art collection.

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Stephanie Shih, Ugly Duckling

New Exhibition Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

“OPEN FLOWERS BEAR FRUIT” opens May 1 in the McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall.

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The Museums at W&L Celebrate International ‘Slow Art Day’

W&L will celebrate the global event on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Reeves Museum of Ceramics.

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THOWRA I, 2011, Photograph, Sama Alshaibi

New Exhibition Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month

“We Love Life Whenever We Can” will be on display at W&L’s Leyburn Library April 1 through Dec. 8, 2023.

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Visitors mingle during Born of Fire opening reception

Lighting a Fire

The Museums at W&L invites visitors to reflect on “Born of Fire: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists,” on display through April 29.

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Kathleen Wall at Mother Clay opening reception

Museums at W&L Expands Its Collection

W&L’s most recent museum exhibition, “Mother Clay: The Pottery of Three Pueblo Women,” brought new artists into the university’s collection and connected the campus community in unexpected ways. 

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W&L Celebrates Women’s History Month

The campus community will recognize women’s achievements with various events throughout the month of March.

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