Last updated: 10/31/2012
Lynchburg, Virginia
Street Address
1 Quinlan Street
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Mailing Address
Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24503
phone: 434-947-8136
fax: 434-947-8726
Academic Year:
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday1 PM - 5 PM
Summer (May-August):
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Free and open to the public.
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Group Tours
Martha K. Johnson, Director
phone: 434-947-8136 x3
Danni Schreffler, Office Manager
phone: 434-947-8136 x4
Deborah Spanich, Museum Registrar
phone: 434-947-8136 x2
John Spanich, Museum Preparator/Museum Gaurd
phone: 434-947-8136

Randolph College's nationally recognized Maier Museum of Art features works by outstanding American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries and is home to several thousand paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs in the collection. The collection's strengths lie in American Impressionism and in early 20th-century Realism.

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College is Free and Open to the Public. Please visit our website for a schedule of events and exhibitions.


The mission of the Maier Museum of Art specifies that its collecting concentrate on American art. This is understood to encompass works of art, in a variety of media, created by artists active in the United States. The Museum seeks for its collection objects of artistic significance that are representative of national trends, that illuminate the history of the visual arts in the United States, and that exemplify the best efforts of American artists. The Museum makes every effort to acquire the work of artists who represent the breadth and variety of America's cultural heritage. In keeping with the College's tradition of supporting contemporary artists, this is a chief focus of collecting efforts.


The tradition of collecting art at Randolph College dates to 1907, when the senior class commissioned William Merritt Chase to paint a portrait of the College's first president. Louise Jordan Smith, the school's first professor of art, played a crucial role in developing the art collection. A fervent believer that firsthand study of the art of one's time was central to a liberal arts education, she established an annual exhibition of contemporary art on campus in 1911. It was from this series of exhibitions that the idea of a permanent art collection developed. The first acquisition was made in 1914 from the Fourth Annual Exhibition.

Educational Programs

Education at the Maier Museum of Art involves four main constituencies:

  • The Randolph College community
  • Our Volunteer Guild which includes docents and receptionists
  • Area schools that participate in our Art & SOL tour program
  • Residents of the greater metropolitan Lynchburg region.

New in our Gift Shop: a new jewelry line by Lynchburg Artist Kristin Reiber Harris

Artist designer Kristin Reiber Harris selects pearls and stone beads from around the world to create objects of personal adornment that are fun and fanciful works of art. Shop for Bracelets, Earrings and Necklaces at the Maier gift shop or online.

Performance Areas


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

  • Bi-Annual Newsletter
  • Bi-Annual Exhibition Catalogs
  • Annual Report
  • Monthly Volunteer Newsletter
  • ADA

    The Museum is wheelchair accessible; however, accessible restrooms are not available at the Museum facility. Handicapped parking is available.

    Wheelchair Accessible




    Become a Member

    As a member, you are vital to the continuing quality and growth of one of the country’s finest college art collections. The Museum is both a teaching resource for Randolph College and an active public museum. Although the College provides essential operating funds, the Museum depends on a variety of other sources, most importantly the generosity of our members, for crucial support for exhibitions, programs, collections management, and acquisitions. Memberships are tax-deductible contributions to support the Maier Museum of Art, part of Randolph College, a non-profit educational organization. Memberships are valid for one year.

    Volunteer Benefits Include:

    •Audit art history courses at Randolph College, free of charge •Receive a 15% discount at the Maier gift shop •Register early for popular Music at the Maier concerts and other programs •Receive invitations to visit other great museums on group trips •Monthly volunteer newsletter with behind the scenes updated on the Maier

    Tour information

    We offer free tours to groups large and small, young and old, with a wide variety of affiliations. To schedule a tour, please contact Director, Martha Kjeseth Johnson at

    Gift Shop

    Online Gift Shop

    Group Tours

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