"Lou Stovall: The Museum Workshop"
An In-person Tour Hosted by Carla White Freyvogel ’79 and Judy Klavans ’68
Join Carla White Freyvogel ’79 and Judy Klavans ’68 for an interactive tour and lively discussion at The Phillips Collection. We will explore the current exhibition Lou Stovall: The Museum Workshop.
This exhibition showcases prints, paintings, sculptures, and photographs from the private collection of artist and printmaker Lou Stovall and his wife, artist Di Stovall. The vast range of objects, full of color, vigor and political statement, provides a chance to re-examine the history and the legacy of the Dupont Center, founded in Washington, DC in 1969 at the height of DC Civil Rights activism. The Dupont Center provided an innovative model for a museum space, going beyond exhibitions to include art making, community building, and meeting space for artists of different generations and cultures.
Judy Klavans’ mother, Minnie Klavans, was one of the Dupont Center artists, and one of her larger silkscreens is included in this exhibition. The relationship between the Klavans family and the Stovalls continues to this day with Judy’s daughter Mina working alongside Lou and Di Stovall and their son, Will--an artist and curator of this exhibit--in their Cleveland Park workshop.
Lou was the driving force in the success of the Dupont Center, and remains a significant artist, practicing to this day. In this exhibition, we see his talent in the vibrant and strong political posters from earlier years, and we will explore some of his more recent work which is brimming with color and the energy of his artistic drive.
In summing up the importance of Lou Stovall and his legacy, Dorothy Kosinski, Vradenburg Director and CEO of The Phillips said:
“Lou Stovall’s artwork provides an opportunity not only to connect with our local heritage, but also to consider how the arts play a pivotal role in giving voice to national movements...Given the many challenges we face in the world today, it is especially important to reflect on the power of the arts as catalysts for change in society.”
We are grateful that The Phillips Collection will, once again, open its doors one hour early to our group of Oberlin alumni for this special gathering.
Admission is free, but the size of our group will be capped. The status of your registration will be confirmed.