Linden Row Inn is a proud supporter of the arts. On that note, 1708 Gallery, a local arts nonprofit, has been provided exclusive access to organize seasonal art exhibitions in the public areas of the Linden Row Inn.
The work is displayed in the Parlour Lobby and Dining Room for guests and the public to enjoy. Part of the mission of 1708 Gallery's curatorial work for this venue is to show contemporary art that complements and creates a bridge with the historic interior and unique architechture of the Linden Row Inn.
The works on exhibition at the Linden Row Inn are available for sale, and all proceeds from the sale of art go directly to the artist and 1708 Gallery.
Linden Row Inn participates in First Fridays RVA with a reception the first Friday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m.
Current Exhibition: Art among the Ruins
1708 Gallery is pleased to present Art among the Ruins, a satellite exhibition at Linden Row Inn through November 20, 2016. Art among the Ruins features works by Julie Elkins, Morgan Herrin, Jason Keith, Whitney Oldenburg, Nikki Painter, and Morgan Yacoe.
The concept of ruin is more than the remains of a building or city in a state of decay or disrepair. Evidence that a culture has fallen and been undone floats through our media—and more timelessly—our art. As the great Hippocrates said, “Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.”
Linden Row Inn is the ideal environment for Art Among the Ruins, in that it has its own decayed history; stories told most vividly via the photography and fiction of those eras: Edgar Allan Poe playing in the courtyards here as a young boy, and artists and writers living here when it was the grand dame of boarding houses.
Amie Oliver, curator of this exhibition, is an artist and educator and a board member of 1708 Gallery.
Special thanks to 1708 Gallery for curating and installing this exhibition. For further information on 1708 Gallery, please go to www.1708gallery.org or visit them at 319 W. Broad Street, Tuesday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.