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Richardson Family Art Museum

Julia Elizabeth Tolbert: Her Paintings through the Eyes of Woman

Julia Elizabeth Tolbert: Paintings Through the Eyes of a Woman presents paintings by South Carolina artist Julia Elizabeth Tolbert (1911-1978) to highlight her distinctive perspective as a Southern woman artist in the twentieth-century. Tolbert, who was progressive and free-thinking, was aware of how her gender impacted her successes in life. Struggling against the arduous currents of chauvinism and provincialism, the fine arts provided her with an independent and creative outlet of expression. Her work demonstrates a wide variety of styles, representing various phases of her artistic career, which spanned from the 1930s and to mid 50s. From early academic studies to somber scenes with modern influences, Tolbert’s art progresses as she evolves both as an artist and as an independent woman. In the words of Tolbert herself, “For indeed, life and art are closely interwoven; life passes, art remains.”  Curated by Julie Woodson, this exhibition is a culmination of her Gender Studies capstone and serves in conjunction with her year-long Art History honors project.


This exhibit runs through  Saturday, August 4th.    


South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project by Jim Creal

The original mission of The South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project was to create a lasting body of lithographic work devoted to capturing the mood, spirit and rich diversity of South Carolina's coastal habitats and some of their extraordinary indigenous creatures. In this exhibit, Jim Creal augments the original project to include not only the hand produced original lithographs as originally envisioned but also adds his documentary site/habitat photographs to flush out telling the visual story of our coast’s magnificent and increasingly endangered ecosystem.  This project is his way of sharing with audiences the visual story and magnificent beauty of South Carolina’s coastal habitats, their combined significance as a vital ecosystem under stress and their value as a national treasure that needs to be preserved for future generations.


This exhibit runs through  Saturday, August 4th.   

Thursday, June 21, 7 pm: Artist Talk 


 Museum Hours:   

Tues. Wed. Fri. & Sat.: 1-5 p.m. 

Thurs.: 1-9 p.m. 

Sun. & Mon.: Closed 


Richardson Family Art Gallery

My People: The 2018 Senior Capstone Exhibition

The Wofford College Department of Art and Art History is pleased to present “My People:  The 2018 Senior Capstone Exhibition,” which features works from seven senior Studio Art Minors in the Wofford College Department of Art and Art History and will be presented in the in the Richardson Family Art Gallery of the Rosalind S. Richardson Center for the Arts from May 8-20, 2018.


The works included in “My People” explore the ordinary and extraordinary experiences of life from varying perspectives and through individual conceptual approaches in a variety of media. This collection references imaginings and observations that derive from the most common human attribute - individuality.


The opening reception will be on Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 9 pm, with seniors Tyler Cable, Bethany Hermelin, Mary Margaret Holden, Wythe Hunnicut, Catherine Ann Ivey, Parks Schoen, and Julia Rose Tyler presenting artists’ talks at 7:00 The event is free and open to the public. 

Sandor Teszler Library Gallery 

Wofford's Literary Societies

Sandor Teszler Library Gallery features the legacy of Wofford’s literary societies.  In August 1854, the first literary society was created as a venue to practice skills such as debating, oratory, parliamentary procedure and writing. Three more had been formed by 1920. During the college’s first century, the societies were integral to student life – starting libraries, building the college portrait collection and startingthree student publications.Members planned majorstudent events and providedthe ceremonial activities of theannual Commencement week.While literary societies nolonger exist, their influence on the college continues.  This exhibit features books, ledgers, and other artifacts from the College’s archives and special collections. 

This exhibit runs through May 31st.


Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery 

Old Main: a Trip Down Memory Lane 

Old Main: A Trip Down Memory Lane explores the visual history of Wofford College through the Main Building, known affectionately as Old Main.  Referred to as “The College” for many years, Old Main remains one of the nation’s outstanding examples of “Italianate” or “Tuscan Villa” architecture.  The cornerstone of Old Main was laid with imposing Masonic rites on July 4, 1851.  Construction finally began in the summer of 1852 under the supervision of Ephraim Clayton of Asheville, NC. Skilled African American carpenters executed uniquely beautiful woodwork, including a pulpit and pews for the chapel.  The exterior of the building today is true to the original design, but the interior has been modernized and renovated three times — in the early 1900s, in the 1960s, and in 2007.  The selected archival and photographic prints as well as works on paper provide an opportunity to take a trip down memory lane to Wofford’s most famous landmark.

This exhibit runs through Saturday, August 18th.