Sweet Briar College’s agrarian past is the focus of the upcoming exhibition “ ‘I have lately bought me a Plantation’: A Brief Survey of Farming and Land Use at Sweet Briar,” which opens at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Whitley Gallery at Sweet Briar Museum.
Joseph McGill, creator of the Slave Dwelling Project, will make an overnight stop at Sweet Briar College on Sunday, Oct. 7 and Monday, Oct 8. He will present a public lecture on the project at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sweet Briar Museum and again at 12:15 p.m. Monday in the Johnson Dining Room at Prothro.
Construction crews have broken ground on a new wing on the west side of Sweet Briar College’s Mary Helen Cochran Library. The work is the first of three phases that will include removal and replacement of the Dana Wing, a 1964 addition to the north side of the historic 1929 building.
It’s a Thursday morning in July, and the second session of UVa’s Young Writers Workshop is in full swing. For 30 years, high school kids from across the country and abroad have been gathering to immerse themselves in their art. But one thing is different in 2012: It’s the first time the workshop is taking place on the campus of Sweet Briar College.
From June 1 to July 22, the Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival, produced annually by Endstation Theatre Company and held at Sweet Briar College near Amherst, Va., is inviting visitors from around the region to “come play” in Central Virginia. Festival audience members will be offered discounts at various local restaurants, wineries, breweries and hotels [...]
Initiated in 2008, Sweet Briar’s Fringe Festival is all about bringing people together to appreciate the arts, from the traditional and serious to the offbeat and funny. This year’s lineup boasts a colorful mix of art exhibits and performances centered on the College’s unique “landscape for learning.” The Fringe Festival will be held Thursday, Feb. [...]