Benjamin Wigfall and Communications Village

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  • Benjamin Wigfall and Communications Village
    • Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center

      November 4, 2023 - March 24, 2024

      1 Avenue of the Arts
      Newport News, VA
    • Phone: (757) 594-0800
      Website: Click here to visit us online


Explore the life and legacy of Richmond native Benjamin Wigfall (1930–2017), an artist, educator, and champion of arts equity. This exhibition, the first retrospective of Wigfall’s pioneering career, highlights the period from his early years in Virginia in the 1950s to his founding of Communications Village, a community art space in Kingston, New York, in the 1970s. Wigfall’s roots in Richmond and in Hampton, his stellar artistic achievements, and his lifelong commitment to building community are topics addressed in the exhibition, which paints an intimate portrait of his artwork, impact, and legacy. For details, click here or call 757-594-0800. 

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