Virginia Lawyer Magazine - December 2003

Vol. 52/No. 5

Cover of the Virginia Lawyer

About the cover


Senior Lawyers Conference

An Honorable Profession with a Silver Lining
by Frank Overton Brown, Jr.

The Senior Lawyers Conference and Pro Bono: A Happy Union
by Senior Justice Harry L. Carrico

The Roles of Law Schools and the Judiciary in Promoting and Maintaining Civility, Ethics and Professionalism
by G. Marshall Mundy and Vicki L. Wiese


President’s Message

Lawyer to Lawyer

Young Lawyers Conference

Senior Lawyers Conference


Bar News

In Memoriam

VSB Attorney Profile

Access to Legal Services

About the Cover

Eight Bells, 1887, by Winslow Homer (American 1836–1910), 19 3/8" x 25 1/4" etching. Accession number 72.1.515. Gift of the Henry Hibbs Collection. From the permanent collection of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Anderson Gallery. Photo © Katherine Wetzel, 2003.

One of Homer’s most recognizable images, Eight Bells was conceived while he lived in the coastal community of Prout’s Neck, Maine. It was there that Homer became fascinated in maritime life and the seafaring families whose livelihoods revolved around its tempestuous nature. Eight Bells is considered one of the most significant works in the gallery’s permanent collection and a fine example of the maritime realism genre.

Art and Virginia Lawyer

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Anderson Gallery is pleased to partner with Virginia Lawyer magazine and the Virginia State Bar in providing images from our permanent collection for the magazine’s cover. The first issue in this venture showcases Winslow Homer’s renowned etching, Eight Bells, considered one of the finest examples of the genre of maritime realism.

The Anderson Gallery serves as the Museum of Arts for Virginia Commonwealth University and is a department of the University’s renowned School of the Arts. With holdings of more than 6,000 works of art, the permanent collection of the Anderson Gallery serves as a principal educational resource for the university community as well as for other museums and art institutions. Areas of greatest concentration in the collection are works on paper, photography and folk art. The gallery has work by such renowned artists as Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Albrecht Durer, Winslow Homer and Andy Warhol. The collection also includes work by such notable university alumni and faculty as Maurice Bonds, Theresa Pollak and Nell Blaine. Exhibitions are organized annually from the collection and frequently feature new gifts. In January of 2004, the gallery will feature selections from a new gift of works on paper by Theresa Pollak, founder of the School of the Arts.

On behalf of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Anderson Gallery, I thank Virginia Lawyer and the Virginia State Bar for this unique opportunity and partnership. Over the next year, we look forward to presenting selected samplings of art from the collection to Virginia’s law community.

Amy G. Moorefield
Assistant Professor and Assistant Director
Curator of Collections