Join us for a special opening reception for our new exhibition, “Carlton Abbott: 50 Years of Architectural Drawings.”

This exhibition displays a special collection of drawings created over Carlton Abbott’s career, spanning over fifty-years. Abbott’s career began after he graduated from the University of Virginia and finished his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Fontainebleau, France. After this, Abbott went on to become an artist and architect. Though primarily known for his landmark museums and high-profile structures, Abbott is an accomplished artist. This exhibition showcases Abbott’s drawings, which use a range of materials such as pencils, ink, and pastels on paper or illustration board. More specifically, this exhibition holds a notable series of drawings which depict some of the buildings along the Blue Ridge Parkway. These images hold precedents due to Abbott’s father, Stanley Abbott, being the primary designer of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

This exhibition was generously made possible by Carlton Abbott.

Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event but space is limited, so please RSVP online>>

Questions? Contact Savannah Ball, Manager of Outreach Programs (804) 644-3041 ext. 100, sball@branchmuseum.org