The Reeves Center houses an important collection of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century ceramics given to Washington and Lee University in 1967 by Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves of Providence, R.I. Mr. Reeves is a 1927 alumnus of the School of Law. The Center also exhibits the paintings and watercolors of Mrs. Reeves (née Louise Herreshoff), an important but previously unknown American artist. The Center is widely recognized for its exceptional collection of Chinese export porcelain made for the English, Continental, and American markets. The Center also displays soft paste and hard paste porcelains made throughout England and the Continent in the 18th and early 19th centuries. A former faculty home built in 1840 in Greek revival style and restored in 1981 through a generous gift of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr., the Reeves Center is used by faculty and students for research purposes and is open to the public.
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Washington and Lee possesses major art collections, including the Washington-Custis-Lee portraits, the Vincent L. Bradford collection of 19th-century American paintings, the Thomas F. Torrey, II collection of landscape paintings, the Stan Kamen collection of western art, the Sydney and Frances Lewis collection of 20th-century art, and the Jacob and Bernice Weinstein collection of modern art.