Staunton Augusta Art Center presents three new exhibits

The Staunton Augusta Art Center is offering three concurrent art exhibits Jan. 16 through Feb. 21 in R. R. Smith Center for History and Art.

The exhibit “Style and Identity: Horace Day’s portraits of African-Americans, 1945-1985” will be featured in the first floor front gallery. An exhibition of Day’s work is a long awaited event by Staunton’s art community. Day and wife Elizabeth Nottingham Day (1907-1956) met while studying at the Art Students League of New York and both joined the Mary Baldwin College art faculty in 1941. Horace Day served on the faculty until his retirement to Alexandria in 1967. Works by Day (1909-1984) are in the collections of a number of museums including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Day called himself a

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