Past Exhibitions

Aug 11, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018
The Horse and the Camera: From the Judith & Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

Capturing the horse at rest and in motion has been an obsession for many since the advent of the camera. From the first frames of a horse at full gallop from...

Sep 9, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018
The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

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Organized by the National Sporting Library & Museum and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

From myth...

Apr 21, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
Andre Pater: In a Sporting Light

The bold and vibrant compositions of contemporary sporting artist Andre Pater (Polish-American, b. 1953) are often compared to those of the great 20th-century British sporting artist Sir Alfred Munnings. Pater’s...

Mar 8, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Recent Acquisitions: Orme’s Collection of British Field Sports

A complete set of Orme’s Collection of British Field Sports: Illustrated in Twenty Beautifully Coloured Engravings from Designs by S. Howitt was recently donated by George and Susan...

Aug 26, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
The Chronicle of the Horse in Art

The Chronicle of the Horse in Art and accompanying catalogue present the rich variety and depth of the classic, iconic, and contemporary sporting art that graced the covers of The Chronicle...

Jul 29, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016
To the Finish: The Art & Process of Greg Montgomery

To the Finish: The Art & Process of Greg Montgomery delves into the artist’s creative process. The show  of thirty-five fine art prints and preparatory materials features Montgomery'...

May 6, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016
The French Horse from Géricault to Picasso: Works from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

"Omnipresent in 19th-century France, the horse was portrayed in every manner and style by all types of artists,” note organizers of The French Horse From Géricault to Picasso:...

Jan 30, 2016 - Jul 3, 2016
Line Dance - The Art of Fly Fishing by Peter Corbin

“How do you start a painting? Go fishing. Experience the awe. See the fish, the land, and the seascape. Take notes with your mind, camera, or sketch book. Gather all...

Sep 25, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
Side-by-Side with Gun & Dog

Side-by-Side with Gun & Dog explores the quintessential relationship between gunning enthusiasts and gun dogs in eighteenth- through twentieth-century British, European, and American portraits and landscapes. This ambitious loan exhibition organized...

Aug 29, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016
Paul Brown from the Permanent Collection

A special exhibition of works by American illustrator Paul Desmond Brown (1893 - 1958) from the NSLM permanent collection will be on view August 29, 2015 to January 17, 2016. Approximately 25 works, including original pencil and ink...

Jun 19, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
Part of the Pack: The Hunt at Petworth, Colin Barker Photography

Fifteen foxhunting, kennel, and puppy show scenes have been selected from the Part of the Pack: The Hunt at Petworth series to be exhibited at the NSLM. The entire series, comprised...

Jul 10, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015
Beverley Sanford McConnell: Portraits in Poetry

Beverley Sanford McConnell: Portraits in Poetry pays tribute to the champion equitation rider, horse trainer, riding instructor, and Middleburg-area resident Beverley Sanford McConnell (1919 –2013). McConnell was also a painter, sculptor, and...

Apr 17, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Art & The Animal, 2014/2015 Society of Animal Artists Traveling Exhibition

The National Sporting Library & Museum is pleased to be the final venue to host Art and the Animal, the 54th annual Society of Animal Artists’ (SAA) exhibition. ...

Jan 6, 2014 - May 31, 2015
Sporting Accoutrements: Still Lifes of Henry Koehler

Twenty-four intimate and contemplative paintings of fox and stag hunting, racing, polo, fishing, and shooting paraphernalia by the recognized sporting painter Henry Koehler have been brought together to highlight the artist...

Oct 26, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
Faithfulness to Nature: Paintings by Edward Troye

Faithfulness to Nature: Paintings by Edward Troye, on view from October 26, 2014 to March 29, 2015 explores the artist’s place within American art history, and his important role in creating visual documentation...

Apr 11, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014
Clarice Smith: Power & Grace

Clarice Smith: Power and Grace on view from April 11 to September 28, 2014 at the National Sporting Library & Museum, in Middleburg, Virginia, offers a comprehensive range of the artist’s equestrian...

Apr 24, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013
Munnings: Out in the Open

The Open-Air Works of Alfred Munnings (English, 1878 – 1959) Sixty-eight masterworks by the renowned English artist, Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959), offer a cross-section of the artist’s open-air works painted...

Oct 11, 2011 - May 10, 2012
Afield in America: 400 Years of Animal and Sporting Art

Afield in America: 400 Years of Animal and Sporting Art, the inaugural exhibition in the new Museum is designed to raise awareness of the importance of animal and sporting art as...


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