‘Traces of the Hand: Master Drawings from the Collection of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman’ Opens Jan. 25 at The Fralin Museum of Art at U.Va.
Avid collectors since their college days, Frederick and Lucy S. Herman spent more than 50 years building an impressive collection of more than 250 works on paper, which they generously donated to The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia in 2006 and 2007 for the instruction of its students.
The museum’s exhibition, “Traces of the Hand: Master Drawings from the Collection of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman,” features a selection of drawings from this collection. The exhibition opens Jan. 25 and runs through May 26.
“‘Traces of the Hand’ celebrates the Hermans’ achievement as discriminating collectors, highlighting areas in which the collection excels and which clearly correspond to their tastes and interests,” said the exhibition’s curator, Lawrence O. Goedde, adjunct curator of prints and drawings and professor of art history in U.Va.’s McIntire Department of Art. “These include social satire, portraiture, German Romanticism, and the depiction of the natural world through landscape and marine imagery.”