Margaret Sutton, Untitled (Seventeen costumed figures), 1950s, ink on board, UMW Galleries, 1993.11.0181

Margaret Sutton ’26: Face to Face

Convergence Gallery, Simpson Library, 2nd floor
ARTH 317: Laboratory in Museum Studies
Exhibition on view: April 19 – September 18, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 19, 5-7pm

Margaret Sutton, a 1926 graduate of the State Teachers College, now UMW, was a prolific artist, and most of her drawings, paintings, and correspondence are in the collection of UMW Galleries. For a second year, students in Professor Marjorie Och’s ARTH 317: Laboratory in Museum Studies are examining Sutton’s work and curating an exhibition from this extraordinary archive. The drawings in this exhibition span much of Sutton’s career, from 1936 through the 1970s. These were decades of remarkable developments in American art, and many of these developments occurred in New York City, Sutton’s home for this entire period. Margaret Sutton: Face to Face opens April 19 in the Convergence Gallery of Simpson Library. The opening reception is from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.