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February 25, 2024
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Benjamin Wigfall & Communications Village: A Panel Discussion

In partnership with the Hampton University Museum (HUM), join us for a public program celebrating the Torggler's current exhibition, Benjamin Wigfall & Communications Village, organized by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. We'll begin with a guided tour of the exhibition by Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the VMFA and co-curator of the exhibition. In conjunction with this program, the Hampton University Museum has lent four etchings by Wigfall to be on temporary view. The tour will be followed by an introduction to the art department at Hampton University by Kenlontae Turner, curator of collections at HUM.

The panel discussion will feature Linda J. Holmes, independent scholar and essayist for the Wigfall exhibition catalogue, and Oscar Blayton, brother of Williamsburg artist Betty Blayton, whose work is included in the Wigfall exhibition. Dr. Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, director of Hampton University Museum, will moderate the discussion. Light refreshments to follow.


This program is FREE and open to the public.


A PLP Discovery Event.

This program is Honors approved


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