Virginia Artists Collection
The Virginia Artists Collection originated in 1951 with the Longwood University Committee to Collect Contemporary Art by Virginia Artists. Today there are more than 300 works in this collection. Although other museums in Virginia have work by Virginia artists in their collections, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is the only museum to define this area of collecting as its primary interest. This makes the Center's collection of particular significance to all Virginians.

This collection consists of prints, drawings, sculpture, paintings, photographs and decorative arts. A subcategory of the Virginia Artist collection is the Virginia Crafts collection, which represents the art and design heritage of Virginia and also the rural folk traditions. Among others, the collection contains work by Theresa Pollak, Gene Davis, Nell Blaine, Sally Mann, Willie Ann Wright, Nancy Witt, Miles Carpenter, Marion Line, and Kent Ipsen. Other Virginia artists, such as Ann Lyne, are featured in the Jackson L. Blanton Collection.

More information, including a slide show, is available about artists Marion Line and Ann Lyne.




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