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March events at Wofford

Abercrombie lecture, Women's History Month events highlight

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Artwork by Judith Kruger is on exhibit through April 7 in the Richardson Family Art Museum in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts. The exhibit is called "Mingled Terrain."
2018-03-05

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Dr. C.L. "Ab" Abercrombie, Wofford College professor emeritus, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture on "Growing Up with Elephants" on Tuesday, March 20, and alumna Dr. Nicole Redmond, an internal medicine physician, will lecture Wednesday, March 28, on "Unnatural Health Disparities" in a Women's History Month event.

March will be highlighted by other events for Women's History Month, with the theme "Challenging Norms. Rising Above," as well as other guest lectures, performances and gallery/museum exhibitions.

All events listed are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Please check the online calendar at the calendar.wofford.edu for frequent updates. For athletics events, please go to athletics.wofford.edu.

For more information, contact Laura Corbin at woffordnews@wofford.edu or 864-597-4180.

Tuesday, March 6
Untitled Reconstruction Project: Showcase
11 a.m., Library Classroom, Sandor Teszler Library

The Sandor Teszler Library's sets of the Untitled Reconstruction Project's source text, "Insurrectionary States Testimony," will be on display and contextualized with brief curatorial remarks by Luke Meagher, special collections librarian, on the text's creation, its physical and digital forms and characteristics of selected Spartanburg testimonies.

Tuesday, March 6
Travel/Study Abroad: Two To Tell
5:30 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Students who have studied abroad will present their experiences overseas using six compelling images and a two-minute story.

Tuesday, March 6
Untitled Reconstruction Project: Staged Reading
7 p.m., Sallenger Sisters Black Box Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

In 1871, three U.S. congressmen arrived in Reconstruction-Era Spartanburg to conduct hearings on KKK violence. Their investigation revealed a post-Civil War social landscape seething with fear, intimidation, class anxiety and racial distrust. Based on the official transcript of those hearings, this play is designed to shed light on the social complexities of the past and present. The program was created by performance artist Anna Abhau Elliott and is directed by author and actress Crystal Irby in collaboration with Speaking Down Barriers.

Tuesday, March 6
Women's History Month Event
"Hidden Figures" Screening (first screening)
7 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

"Hidden Figures" tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Sponsored by the Gender Equality Coalition. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 8
Women's History Month Event
Women and Healthy Relationships
6:30 p.m., Meadors Multicultural House, Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village

Healthy relationships are vital and important in anyone's overall well-being. Building connections so you can trust and support each other affects how we cope with the events of everyday life. Different perceptions exist regarding healthy relationships as well as healthy sexual relationships with a partner, friends and family. This "coffee house" roundtable discussion will allow campus partners, student organizations and friends of Wofford voice concerns while learning from the experiences of others. Coffee and snacks will be available. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 8
Untitled Reconstruction Project: Showcase
3 p.m., Library Classroom, Sandor Teszler Library

The Sandor Teszler Library's sets of the Untitled Reconstruction Project's source text, "Insurrectionary States Testimony," will be on display and contextualized with brief curatorial remarks by Luke Meagher, special collections librarian, on the text's creation, its physical and digital forms and characteristics of selected Spartanburg testimonies.

Monday, March 12
Women's History Month Event
Multicultural Professional Women + Allies Support Group
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Holcombe Room, Burwell Building

A new organization of faculty, staff and coaches. Sponsored by the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion. (Open to Wofford faculty, students and coaches only.)

Monday, March 12
Dunlap Chamber Music Concert
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Alexander Kobrin, winner of the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and other top prizes, will perform various pieces from Schubert. Kobrin performs around the world and teaches at Eastman Music School in Rochester, N.Y.

Tuesday, March 13
Women's History Month Event
"Courage to Care" by Carolyn Cornelison
11 a.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

When it matters most, students already know who has the problem and who is in real danger, but those with problems are the last to know. How do we help them? Somebody has to speak up. Do your students have the "Courage to Care"? (www.ccspeaks.com). Sponsored by Budweiser of Spartanburg, the Department of Athletics and the Wellness Center.

Tuesday, March 13
Women's History Month Event
Teleios Ministry
6 p.m., Olin 101, Franklin W. Olin Building

Teleios Ministry assists indigenous people in developing God-given visions into an authentic, real-life ministry centered in Jesus Christ. The organization is about investing in people so that all participants in the relationship might become who God created them to be and live out what God created them to do. Teleios Ministry works to develop mutually beneficial partnerships and networks that will provide direct resources for bridging the gap between vision and reality as well as between people of different cultures. Spiritual, emotional, intellectual and financial resources are brought together for the development of an authentic, real-life ministry. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry.

Wednesday, March 14
Artist's Lecture: "Mingled Terrain" by Judith Kruger
7 p.m., Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Artist Judith Kruger will discuss her solo exhibition in the Richardson Family Art Museum in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts. (See description of the exhibit under Gallery and Museum Exhibitions below.) The exhibition continues through April 7.

Wednesday, March 14
Women's History Month Event
Paint and Pour
7 p.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House

Wofford Women of Color and the Association of Multicultural Students will present their third Paint and Pour event, led by first-year student artist Raven Tucker. Snacks and beverages will be provided; wine will be available for those age 21 and older. Sponsored by Wofford Women of Color and the Association of Multicultural Students. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 15
Women's History Month Event
Lunch and Learn: Switch
11 a.m., Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building

Switch's mission is to fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina through awareness, prevention, fighting demand, intervention and restoration. Since 2012, the group has led the effort to fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate, serving more than 700 women in the industry and assisting 65 individuals on the road to restoration. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 15
Artist's Talk: "Mingled Terrain" by Judith Kruger
7 p.m., Richardson Family Art Museum, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Artist Judith Kruger will discuss her solo exhibition in the Richardson Family Art Museum in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts. (See description of the exhibit under Gallery and Museum Exhibitions below.) The exhibition continues through April 7.

Friday, March 16
Women's History Month Event
Women's History Month Trivia
7 p.m., location TBD (check Daily Announcements)
Sponsored by Wofford Women of Color. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Sunday, March 18 
Women's History Month Event
Women's Lacrosse "Gold Out"
Noon, Gibbs Stadium
The Terriers women's lacrosse team will face Diego State University. They will celebrate women and others who have fought for equality within athletics. For this "Gold Out" game, spectators are encouraged to dress in their Wofford gold gear. Snacks and information will be provided at a table at the event. Sponsored by Women's Lacrosse and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Sunday, March 18
Women's History Month Event
Nine for IX "Branded" Screening
4 p.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building

"Sports is supposed to be the ultimate level playing field, but in the media and on Madison Avenue, sometimes looks matter more than accomplishments. This film explores the double standard placed on female athletes to be the best players on the field and the sexiest off of it. Through stories of the women who have faced and tackled this question, including Mary Lou Retton, Chris Evert, Lolo Jones and Gabby Reece, "Branded" explores the question: Can women's sports ever gain an equal footing with their male counterparts or will sex appeal always override achievement?" - ESPN Films (www.imdb.com) Snacks will be available. Sponsored by Women's Lacrosse and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Tuesday, March 20
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture
Guest Speaker: Dr. C.L. "Ab" Abercrombie, professor emeritus
11 a.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Dr. C.L. "Ab" Abercrombie, Wofford professor emeritus, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa lecture, "Biodiversity Sermon: Growing Up with Elephants." The lecture will focus on the importance of African biodiversity. While teaching at Wofford, from 1973 to 2010, Abercrombie took leave to teach in Zimbabwe, Vietnam and Brazil. While in Zimbabwe, Abercrombie taught wildlife ecology, wildlife management and agricultural statistics at Africa University. After his retirement, he and his wife, Dr. Chris Hope, have made Zimbabwe and Africa University their second home. There, they continue to teach and serve the United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, March 20
Women's History Month Event
"How to Treat a Lady"
11 a.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House

"How to Treat a Lady" is a conversation about micro-aggressions and sexism on Wofford's campus. Participants will learn about and explore the ways gender influences campus interactions in ways they may not even be aware of. Lunch will be provided. Organized by members of the Gender Equality Coalition and other Wofford students. For more information, contact Mikala McBride (mcbridemg@email.wofford.edu), Emma Hauser (hauserer@email.wofford.edu) or Caroline Traini (trainics@email.wofford.edu). Sponsored by the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and the Gender Equality Coalition. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Tuesday, March 20
Guest Lecture: "Laughing Fit to Kill: 19th Century Women Playwrights, Humor and the French Stage"
Speaker: Dr. Joyce Johnston, Stephen F. Austin State University
4 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Dr. Joyce Johnston, professor of French at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a lecture on women playwrights and humor. The program is presented by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Tuesday, March 20
Opioid Epidemic Awareness Forum
6 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Wofford's Department of Biology, the Spartanburg County Medical Society Alliance and the South Carolina Medical Association Alliance will present this free community forum for students, parents, educators, families and the general public for education and awareness of the opioid epidemic in Spartanburg County. Each panelist will speak regarding his/her role and take questions. The panel will include: Lt. Melissa Hendrix, Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office chemist; Phyllis Henderson, legislator and co-chair of the Governor's Opioid Task Force; Rich Jones, director of FAVOR Greenville, treatment specialist and recovering addict; Sue O'Brian, director of The Forrester Center and medical assisted therapy specialist; Carol Reeves, Greenville Family Partnership prevention educator; Rusty Clevenger, Spartanburg County coroner; and an educator and a physician, both to be named later. The organizers are asking for volunteers and financial support. Contact Jennifer Britanisky at jbritanisky@bellsouth.net.

Tuesday, March 20
Guest Lecture: Screenwriting and "The Mend"
Speaker: Filmmaker John Magary
7 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Sundance filmmaker John Magary will discuss screenwriting and his feature film "The Mend."

Wednesday, March 21
Women's History Month Event
Community Conversations: Self-Care
7 p.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House

Often we place some people and things before our own needs. We continuously put the needs of our family, friends, academics, children and society before meeting our individual, personal needs. Each of us has different necessities for self-care, and it is essential that we are aware and take time to care for those needs. As students, faculty and staff, we take self-care for granted many times, which affects our mental and physical health as well as our relationships. This conversation explores why we compromise self-care in aspects of our lives. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 22
Women's History Month Event
HIV Testing
9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. (See Daily Announcements for appointment link and location details)

Free HIV testing available by appointment only. Sponsored by Piedmont Care, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Wellness Center. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 22
Lecture: "The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Miscarriage of Justice"
Speaker: Dr. Gerald Ginnochio, professor emeritus
11 a.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building

Dr. Gerald Ginnochio, professor emeritus who retired from Wofford's Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 2016, will present the lecture in recognition of the 50th anniversary of King's death on April 4, 1968.

Thursday, March 22
Women's History Month Event
"Wear a Hijab"
11:30 a.m., Seal of Main Building

Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association

Thursday, March 22
History Speaker: "Death and Diversity in Civil War Medicine"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Margaret Humphreys, Duke University
4 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Dr. Margaret Humphreys, guest of the Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor, will speak on "Death and Diversity in Civil War Medicine." She is the Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine at Duke University.

Thursday, March 22
Gallery Talk: Wofford's Literary Societies
Speaker: Dr. Phillip Stone, Wofford archivist
4 p.m., Sandor Teszler Library Gallery

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 starting three student publications. Members planned major student events and provided?the ceremonial activities of the?annual Commencement week. While literary societies no?longer exist, their influence on the college continues. This exhibit features books, ledgers, and other artifacts from the college's archives and special collections.

Thursday, March 22
Tyson Family Lecture on the Preservation and Restoration of Southern Ecosystems: "Southern Provisions"
Guest Speaker: Dr. David Shields, University of South Carolina
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Dr. David Shields, professor of English at the University of South Carolina, will talk about "Southern Provisions." Shields is an expert in what's missing from the Southern foods we eat now. The Tyson Family Lecture on the Preservation and Restoration of Southern Ecosystems was established in 2012 by Dr. George Tyson, a 1972 Wofford graduate who graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1977. Under the purview of Wofford's Department of Environmental Studies, this annual lectureship is devoted to issues related to the preservation, restoration and sustainability of Southern ecosystems. The speakers reflect the entire range of the multidisciplinary approach of environmental studies and may include individuals from academia, business, industry, government, the arts or the nonprofit sector.

Thursday, March 22
Women's History Month Event
"I Am Malala" Screening
8 p.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building

"I Am Malala" looks at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations (www.imdb.com). Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Friday, March 23
Women's History Month Event
Food Truck Friday
11 a.m., Seal of Main Building

Sponsored by Wofford Activities Council. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Friday, March 23
Women's History Month Event
SCATE Night
7 p.m., Campus Life Building

Students may perform any talent they have, such as singing or reciting poetry, and the top two will receive gift cards. The event is open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by Wofford Women of Color. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Monday, March 26
Women's History Month Event
Humans of Wofford: Farahnaz Afaq
6 p.m., Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building

Wofford senior Farahnaz Afaq will discuss her fascinating story of how her Afghanistan heritage has shaped her. Sponsored by the Association of Multicultural Students.

Tuesday, March 27
Women's History Month Event
Wofford College Conference on Gender
4 p.m., Montgomery Room (Faculty/Staff Dining Room), Burwell Building

Undergraduates from various South Carolina colleges will present abridged versions of their research papers on gender issues.

Wednesday, March 28
Women's History Month Event
Guest Lecture: "Unnatural Health Disparities"
Speaker: Alumna Dr. Nicole Redmond
5:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Dr. Nicole Redmond, a 1996 Wofford graduate and board-certified internal medicine physician, will deliver a public lecture on "Unnatural Health Disparities." Redmond is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, completed her internal medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta and received her master's in public health from Harvard School of Public Health. She taught at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. She is a medical officer in the Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch, Program in Prevention and Population Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences within the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. One of her research interests is racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in psychosocial, behavioral and clinical cardiovascular disease risk factors. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Presidential Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

Tuesday, March 28
Women's History Month Event
"Hidden Figures" Screening (second screening)
5:30 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

"Hidden Figures" tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Sponsored by the Math Club. (Open to Wofford community only.)

Thursday, March 29
Untitled Reconstruction Project: Reading and Discussion
3 p.m., Library Classroom, Sandor Teszler Library

In 1871, three U.S. congressmen arrived in Reconstruction Era Spartanburg to conduct hearings on KKK violence. Their investigation revealed a post-Civil War social landscape seething with fear, intimidation, class anxiety and racial distrust. Based on the official transcript of those hearings, this event will include a reading of the testimony of Harriet Hernandez. The testimony will be available prior to and at the time of the event. Another reading and discussion session is set for 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12; a reading of the testimony of John Lipscomb will be included.

Thursday, March 29
Dunlap Chamber Music Concert
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

William Ransom, piano; Kate Ransom, violin; Yinzi Kong, viola; and Guang Wange, cello, will perform in concert. William Ransom is the artistic director of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina and the Mary Emerson Professor of Piano at Emory University, where he also is director of piano studies and founder and artistic director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Kat Ransom has presented hundreds of concerts throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Span, the Netherlands and Switzerland. She is a violinist with Serafin String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the University of Delaware. Kong is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Vega String Quartet. Wang is cellist with the Vega String Quartet, in residence at Emory University. The group will perform works by Mozart and Schuman.

Gallery and Museum exhibitions:

Through Saturday, March 31
"Three-Point Perspective: Conversations in Imagination, Legend and Science" by Jessica Scott-Felder
Richardson Family Art Gallery, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m., with extended hours Thursday to 9 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed. Admission is free. The Richardson Family Art Museum and Richardson Family Art Gallery are part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk held on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition description: Starting with antique furniture in her grandmother's living room to a story of Harriet Tubman using the stars to navigate from the south to migrate north, Jessica Scott-Felder, assistant professor of art and art history at Wofford, searched for legends involving the African diaspora, freedom and myth, and found one that originated closer to home - "The Legend of the Flying Africans." The legend says that after surviving the nightmarish journey of the Middle Passage and slave market in Savannah, Georgia, a group of Igbo people rebelled against slave agents in route to St. Simons, Georgia. Oral histories say they turned into buzzards and flew to Africa. Many books reference these flying Africans and time travel. Scott-Felder's works in the exhibition consist of drawings, digital collages and installations based on living rooms, American legends, theories of black hole dynamics and visuals from Afrofuturist writings. Sponsored by African/African-American Studies Program. Guests may join Scott-Felder in the gallery for open studio on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. or by appointment through the end of the exhibition.

Through Sunday, April 1
"Mingled Terrain" by Judith Kruger
Richardson Family Art Museum, upper level, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.;, with extended hours Thursday to 9 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed. Admission is free. The Richardson Family Art Museum and Richardson Family Art Gallery are part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk held on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition description: Judith Kruger's paintings, prints and mixed media works address human-environment connectivity. She is recognized internationally for her advocacy of historic, natural painting materials and historic, ecological processes. Her works are held in private, public and corporate collections around the country and the world.
Special related events:
Wednesday, March 14 - 7 p.m., Artist's Lecture, Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre
Thursday, March 15 - 7 p.m., Artist's Talk, Richardson Family Art Museum
Exhibit and events are in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts.
March 19-23 - Abstract Alchemy: A Painting, Mixed Media Workshop with artist Judith Kruger, Goodall Environmental Studies Center, Glendale, S.C. Tuition: $700; Lab Fee: $170 (includes most supplies and equipment). Register at www.cullowheemountainarts.org or 828-342-6913

Through Saturday, April 7
"Spanish Colonial and Religious Art"
Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m., with extended hours Thursday to 9 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed. Admission is free. The Richardson Family Art Museum and Richardson Family Art Gallery are part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk held on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition description:
The arrival of the Spanish to the Americas from the 15th century through the 19th century introduced Spanish beliefs and traditions to the regions, creating a new artistic tradition that evolved with the convergence of cultures. This influence can be seen through selected works on exhibit, on loan from the collection of Dr. Francis and Mrs. Lilly Robicsek of Charlotte, N.C. The exhibition includes a variety of oil paintings, such as "Santo Domingo Holding the Infant Jesus," "Saint Martin Preaching to Native Americans" and "The Virgin of the Candlestick with Christ Child" as well as wood carvings such as "St. Michael Archangel" and other artifacts. The works showcase how religion was a major motivating factor in the Spanish settlement of the Americas, especially Mexico and Peru, the greatest focus of Spanish interest and the most outstanding regions for artistic production in the colonial period. From around the mid-17th century, if not earlier, local traditions began to develop quite independently of their European referents, and by the late 17th century, distinctive styles developed in metropolitan Mexico, Quito, Lima and Cuzco. Visual culture in the colonial period often was multivalent and dissonant, reflecting societies in which many ethnicities interacted.

Through Thursday, May 31
"Wofford's Literary Societies"
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery, Sandor Teszler Library
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-midnight; Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-midnight
Exhibition description:
This exhibit examines the history and 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 societies 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 starting three student publications. Members planned major student events and provided the ceremonial activities of the annual Commencement week. While literary societies no longer exist, their influence on the college continues.
Special related events:
Thursday, March 22 - 4 p.m., Gallery Talk, Sandor Teszler Gallery

Through Saturday, Aug. 18
"Old Main: A Trip Down Memory Lane"
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building
Hours: 7 a.m.-midnight daily
Exhibition description:
"Old Main: A Trip Down Memory Lane" explores the visual history of Wofford College through 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, N.C. Skilled African-American carpenters executed uniquely beautiful masonry and 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.