Exhibitions and Programs


Academic Year (late August-late May)

Pannell Gallery: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.;
Babcock and Benedict Galleries: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please note, the galleries are closed to visitors for all College exam periods and vacations, including winter break (late December-late January), spring break (mid-March) and summer vacation (mid-May to late August).

The galleries are open evenings and weekends for special events and College programs as announced.

Free admission. Community and class tours and College program use of the gallery spaces available on request.
For tours and event scheduling please call (434) 381-6248 or email [email protected].

Pannell Gallery is located on the main floor of the Anne Gary Pannell Center (the former Refectory), on the Upper Quad near the chapel.

Babcock Gallery is located off the lobby in the Babcock Fine Arts Center, next to the Williams Gymnasium and across the street from the Guion Science Building.

Benedict Gallery is located in the lobby of Benedict Hall, next to Cochran Library.




     Set/Repeat/Multiply: Artworks in Sequence
     Sept. 5-Dec. 9, 2016

     The exhibition will feature about 30 works — paintings,
     prints and drawings — that incorporate repetitive patterns,
     episodic or serial narrative, and sequential motifs.
     All are selected from the permanent collection.

     Conversation in the Gallery, Pannell Gallery, Sept. 20,
     noon-1 p.m. Free and open to the public. Professors
     Deborah Durham (anthropology) and Raina Robeva
     (mathematical sciences) will present informal remarks on
     the concepts of sequence, series and repetition in their
     disciplines and in their own current work and will invite
     discussion with the audience. Attendees are welcome
     to bring lunch.

     Sequence: An Evening of Performance, Nov. 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
     Free and open to all.
     Dance, music and dramatic readings presented by Sweet
     Briar students in the Performing Arts Division, inspired by and
     referencing the works in this exhibition

     image: Bridget Riley (born 1931), Elapse, 1982, serigraph on
     paper, 40 x 25 inches. Gift of Shirlee S. Dalton through Diane
     Dalton '67, 2002.




Jan. 30-March 26, 2017

The exhibition will feature 116 artifacts and artworks that will tell the story of Sweet Briar College —116 objects for 116 years. The College was officially chartered in February 1901. The artwork shown was acquired just when renovations had transformed the venerable Refectory into the Pannell Art Gallery familiar today.






image: Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), Painting in Gold Frame, 1983-1984, lithograph, woodcut, and screenprint with collage, on paper, 46 1/4 x 36 inches. Purchase made possible by the Friends of Art, 1986.

Exaggerated Monograph: Senior Exhibition, Studio Art Majors Class of 2017
April 7-May 13, 2017

Reception, open to all, Friday, April 7, 5-6:30 p.m., in Pannell Gallery.




Andrea Eis: Marginalia
Aug. 22-Oct. 9, 2016
For information, see andreaeisart.com.
For the exhibition introduction and checklist click here.
Artist's gallery talk, Oct. 4, 5-6 p.m. Free and open to all.







image: Andrea Eis, My pain (Sophocles, Antigone; American Book Co., 1891), from the Marginalia series, 2012, archival ink jet print on silk habotai. Courtesy of the artist.





Millicent Young: Forms for a New Mythology
Oct. 20-Dec. 9, 2016
For information, see millicentyoung.com.
Opening reception and artist's gallery talk, Oct. 20, 5-6 p.m.
Free and open to all.










image: Millicent Young, White Luminous Room, 2016, horsehair, thread, steel cables. Courtesy of the artist.



  Pamela Pecchio: TBD
  Feb. 9-April 23, 2017
  For information, see pamelapecchio.com.
  Opening reception and artist's gallery talk,
  Feb. 9, 5-6 p.m. Free and open to all.

  image: Pamela Pecchio, Vines (Inheritance),
  2014, photograph. Courtesy of the artist.



        Gray Dodson: Virginia Landscapes
        Sept. 15-Nov. 20, 2016
        For more information, see graysdodson.com.
        Opening reception and artist gallery talk,
        Sept. 15, 5-6 p.m. Free and open to all.
For the exhibition checklist click here.






image: Gray Dodson, Afternoon Light,
ca. 2015-6, oil on linen. |
Courtesy of the artist.



       Maryellen Barron and David Emmert
        Feb. 2-March 12, 2017
        For more information, see www.davidemmert.com.
        Opening reception and artists' gallery talk, Feb. 2,
        5-6 p.m. Free and open to all.







        image: David Emmert, Plate, ceramic.
        Courtesy of the artist.


        Lauren Balint and Jenna Holton

        March 23-April 30, 2017
        Opening reception and artists' gallery talk, March 23,
        5-6 p.m. Free and open to all.





       image: Lauren Balint, Feel What It's Like To Be New, 2011,
       clay. Courtesy of the artist.