Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College
4.5
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Randolph College’s Maier Museum of Art houses an outstanding collection of American art from the 19th-21st centuries, chiefly paintings, works on paper, and photographs. The Maier serves the College community and public, offering changing exhibits, rotating displays of the collection, and programs. Artists include Mary Cassatt, Thomas Cole, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gilbert Stuart, and Andrew Wyeth. In 1951, facing nuclear threat by the Soviet Union, the National Gallery of Art chose Randolph-Macon Woman’s College as the site of a secret storage facility to safeguard the nation’s art treasures. Given the code name “Project Y,” construction was supervised by NGA staff, and it was dedicated December 11, 1952. Though never used by the NGA, the College maintained and insured the facility for 50 years. It remained listed as an emergency location until 1979 and a 1983 endowment established by the Pauline and Sarah Maier Scholarship Fund created today’s Maier Museum.
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abrp722
Honolulu, HI293 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a small collection of excellent paintings. Unlike big and famous museums whose art works are widely available of the finest quality online and in multiple albums, this collection one can enjoy only in person. And it is definitely worth two hours of your precious time.
Written July 5, 2021
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,563 contributions
Oct 2020
We stopped here as part of our overnight in Lynchburg to see Appomattox Court House. With its main exhibit hall under a change of exhibits and the Randolph College under Covid Virtual, we were fortunate to find it open. The staff was welcoming for our tour of the 3 open galleries where we discovered several wonderful paintings: "Autumn Landscape", 1901 by Theodore Clement Steele, "View of Venice", 1894 by Thomas Moran, "Valley of the Seine", 1892 by Theodore Robinson, "Azaleas", 1898 by John H Twacktwan, and several more. There was also no entry fee!
Written October 9, 2020
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chevy chase, md9 contributions
What a treat to be at a museum without the crowds! You can take your time to absorb the beauty in these paintings, many of which would be coveted by The Phillips Collection in Washington DC and even the National Gallery. Staff was very knowledgeable and shared info about many of the paintings. And it's all free...
Written December 18, 2010
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Henn R
Tampa95 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
This museum is a jewel. the permanent collection includes all of the wonderful American artists - including Cassett, Henri, Moran, Stuart, Hopper and O'Keefe. This museum is a real treat whether you are an art lover or not.
Written September 25, 2014
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Wearywriter
Tuscaloosa, AL140 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
This is on the campus of Randolph College, tucked away behind the athletic fields. They have a small but well curated collection of American art, including pieces from Whistler and Hopper. Don't miss it!
Written July 17, 2012
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Rosemarie H
7 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Fantastic collection gathered in a quaint-sized museum at Randolph College. I was offered a personalized tour by Lucy, who kindly brought my attention to details I might have overlooked. Another kind gentleman volunteer answered questions about its history. The size was just right to spend some time before heading off the airport, and of course the price is right because it's free. Some nice student art displayed as well! I loved the Jack Devine painting of the two ladies at the cafe.
Written May 2, 2017
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Thank you for taking time to visit the Maier Museum of Art and leaving a review for us. We're so glad you had such a pleasant experience and we hope you are able to visit again soon!
Written June 7, 2017
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Bsnbsn16
Forest, VA69 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
I first visited the museum when we were renting, a year ago, in Lynchburg and looking to purchase a home. We did, in nearby Forest, VA, and I have since begun to volunteer at the Maier Museum because I was so impressed with it. Well worth seeing. They have an interesting, varied collection of American Art.
Written July 25, 2016
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Michael C
54 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
Went because of a friend who's a Randolph College alumna. Two welcoming curators, one of whom let me stay for a few minutes after the closing time to study the last few paintings. In only four galleries they have an impressive array from different periods and genres. Easy to get to from downtown, between the campus and a gorgeous public park on the James River.
Written September 15, 2015
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Warren S
Greensboro, NC17 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
Although a very small place they have some nice pieces of art.Certainly worth the effort to find it.Off to side of Randolph College.
Written April 7, 2015
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Kay M
Augusta, GA1,680 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
We decided to check out this museum based on other Trip Advisor reviews. We didn't think it was a 5, but we enjoyed the short visit and the trip through Randolph College as well. The Maier has a Winslow Homer, a Georgia O'Keefe, a George Stewart, a Whistler and an Edward Hopper to name a few. We enjoyed it for what it was worth, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The Viet Nam exhibit was interesting but not really our cup of tea. It is not permanent though.
Written September 16, 2013
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