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University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

September 2018

Museums as Viewing Machines: Work by Jeffrey Abt

September 6 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 4:00 pm

This exhibition features Abt’s Wandering Gallery project and Museum series. The Wandering Gallery project explores the behind-the-scenes, never-ending cycle of unpacking and packing, installation and de-installation, documentation, and interpretation associated with changing exhibitions. Abt’s Museum series focuses on the visual parallels between galleries and sacred spaces, particularly religious sanctuaries. Abt is intrigued by environments created to foster contemplation, whether for the purposes of studying artworks or for spiritual introspection.

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The Amish Project

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - September 30 @ 12:00 am
Klein Theatre, 1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$8 – $20

The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey Actors take the stage to inhabit the lives of the Pennsylvania Amish community brought to its knees by unimaginable tragedy. In October of 2006, a shooter entered a one room schoolhouse in the Old Order Amish community and took aim, leaving five young girls dead and five injured, before he turned the gun on himself. Playwright Jessica Dickey’s fictional story exploring the aftermath of this real-life event explores the unthinkable concept of forgiveness in…

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