William D. Barnes: Three Decades of Still Life and Landscape, was an exhibition of paintings and monotypes by Professor William Barnes – on view from April 14 to June 24, 2012. Barnes retired from the Department of Art and Art History at William & Mary after thirty-seven years of dedicated teaching and mentoring students in the field of painting. The first major retrospective of this distinguished painter’s career,  the exhibition included more than fifty paintings and fifty monotypes from a span of thirty years. In honor of the occasion, a catalogue designed by Linda Carey with introduction by Dr. Aaron De Groft was published containing essays by the artist and fellow painters and critics Scott Noel and John Goodrich.