Showing through April, in the mornings.

In partnership with the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA), the Cabell Screen presents images from the exhibition, Poetic Mystery: Works from James Bumgardner on display at the LCVA from  April 14 to May 16, 2018. The retrospective spans more than 50 years of work by the late artist, alumnus, and VCU arts educator.

James Bumgardner received his BFA from VCU’s predecessor, the Richmond Professional Institute, and served as a faculty member in the Commercial Art Department and Painting and Printmaking Deparmtment until his retirement in 1996. During his tenure, Bumgardner was instrumental in organizing the Bang art festivals which brought cutting-edge artists and performers such as John Cage, Twyla Tharp, and Barnett Newman to Richmond in the 1960s. He exhibited at Scott McKinnis, Reynolds Minor, and Page Bond galleries in Richmond, in addition to Gallery K in Washington, D.C., Zola Fine Art in Los Angeles, and Katherine Markel in New York City.

Curated by Bumgarder’s wife and fellow artist Judith Bumgardner and VCU professor emeritus Lester Van Winkle, the retrospective focuses on Bumgardner’s process and the wide breadth of work.

An oil painting from VCU Libraries’ Anderson Gallery Collection, Alma’s Room, 1978 is on loan to LCVA as a part of the exhibition.

Categories Alumni Work, Faculty Work, Special Collections and Archives