Vision: Harriet Fitzgerald and the Abingdon Square Painters
March 7 - May 31, 2023 | Jennings Gallery & DMFAH Auditorium | Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History
In 1938, Fitzgerald, born and raised in Danville, won an award in a competition sponsored by the American Artists’ Congress. A founding member and president of Abingdon Square Painters (ASP) in New York City, she was in demand as a highly respected lecturer nationally and locally at Stratford College. Over 50 paintings from past and current ASP members and Harriet Fitzgerald will be on display in the Jennings Gallery and the DMFAH auditorium.
Exhibition Hours are during regular Museum hours: Tues - Fri 10am-5pm | Sat noon-5pm | Sun 2-5pm
Please note: There is an admission fee to the Museum which includes viewing of the Harriet Fitzgerald and the Abingdon Square Painters Exhibition as well as access to all of the exhibits.
Abingdon Square Painters: Abingdon Square Painters is a unique artist-run cooperative born of love of art, romanticism, optimism, networking, fundraising, and a great deal of hard work. Throughout our 75 years we have been a welcoming place for artists of all viewpoints and origins, art education levels and approaches to art making. Realism, Abstraction, Conceptualism, mixed media, collage and assemblage, photography and printmaking are all easily accommodated in our studio, as can be seen in the works on view here.
We are proud and delighted to see that Harriet’s vision of bringing artists of all stripes, styles and abilities together has persisted, despite so many changes, well into the 21st century. I believe she would be especially gratified to see this 75th Anniversary exhibition being held in her beloved hometown of Danville, Virginia.
I urge you to come, look and, I hope, gain some insight into the particular world that each artist inhabits and makes available to the viewer.
Tony Mavilia, Director - Abingdon Square Painters NYC