Modern Patrons Donations of Twentieth Century Art to the University Collection

Over the years, a number of donors have contributed important twentieth century art work to the University's collection. This exhibit focuses on the donors, who they are, the nature of their collections, their connections to Washington and Lee, and the significance of their gifts. Sydney and Francis Lewis, Euchlin and Louise Herreshoff Reeves, Jacob and Bernice Weinstein, John Poynor, Stan Kamen and Keith Shillington are among those whose donations will be featured. "The paintings and sculpture they contributed constitute a fine teaching collection," according to Professor Pamela Simpson, curator for the exhibit. "Together they tell a story about the love of art and the love of this university."

Right: Jack Beal, Sydney and Frances Lewis, 72 x 78 inches, oil, 1975