James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum
Located in the lower level of the Festival Conference and Student Center, the James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum houses rotating exhibits drawn from the Madison Art Collection. The Lisanby is open during the fall and spring semesters Monday through Friday from 10am-4pm.
This exhibit showcases Charles Lisanby's first professional commission for the Frairs Club of New York. It was this mural that prompted Ralph Levy to hire Charles Lisanby to design teh set for the first non-news broadcast Billy the Kid, which aired on American television in 1948.
This exhibit focuses on the role of iterative processes, such as storytelling, in Shenandoah Valley folklife in connection to the works of John L. Heatwole, a Valley native and artist. Heatwole carved pieces and shared stories that reflected Valley folk culture. Each of his works hark back to a particular 19th century tradition, role in society, or superstition. Even in his staining technique, Heatwole utilized the methods of period artisans. As a result, he became the Valley's contemporary minstrel through sharing his own portrayals of folk culture and lore.
Dates: 1/23/2012 - 3/2/2012
Dates: 11/15/2011 - 12/16/2011