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Iconic modern chairs on display at NOVA-Loudoun

The Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is exhibiting an assortment of iconic modern chairs. “Chairs from Sumer to Saarinen, Ancient Sources for Modern Seating” shows the relationship between early furniture forms and contemporary pieces. Viewers can compare placards depicting furniture from ancient Greece, Egypt and the Near East with the modern chairs on display.

The exhibit runs through March 26 in Waddell Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The campus is located at 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway in Sterling.

To complement the exhibition, the campus will host a lecture series in room LW 118. On March 19 at 3:30 p.m., Ford Peatross, former curator of architecture and design at the Library of Congress, will be the featured speaker. Peatross was instrumental in the organization of a series of critically acclaimed traveling exhibitions and associated publications, such as “Temple of Liberty, Building the Capitol for a New Nation” (1995), “Frank Lloyd Wright, Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932” (1996-1998) and “The Work of Charles and Ray Eames, A Legacy of Invention” (1999-2006). His publications include “Buildings, Structures and Sites” (1983) and “Capital Drawings: Architecture Designs for Washington” (2008).

Award-winning architect Sam Kubba will hold a discussion on March 26 at 3:30 p.m. Kubba is the principal partner of The Consultants’ Collaborative, a firm noted for its work in sustainable architecture, interior design and project management. His publications include “Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors,” (2003), “Property Condition Assessments” (2008), “Architectural Forensics” (2008) and “Mesopotamian Furniture” (2006).

The exhibition and lectures are free and open to the public. To learn more, contact David Whipple, Assistant Dean for Fine Arts and Interior Design, at 703-450-2531 or dwhipple@nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.