Featured are etchings by American pop artist Jim Dine (born 1935) from his 1984 folio book titled “The Temple of Flora,” inspired by botanical prints published 1799-1807 by Dr. Robert John Thornton in a folio book of the same title.
Highlighting specimens from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition presents an introduction to geology as it relates to the state of Virginia. The exhibition explores the varied geological areas of the state and discusses the processes that shape the land. Special focus is placed on the history and future use of Virginia’s mineral and energy resources and how these resources impact the state’s economy and environment.
Focusing on the themes of stories, status, and patriotism, the exhibition features a selection of nineteenth-century American ceramics that were donated by the New York collectors Emma and Jay Lewis in 2012. This exhibition is concurrent with the long-term installation in the Lora Robins Gallery devoted to nineteenth-century American ceramics that was co-curated by the museum director with Richard Barnett, ’13, as a student research project.
All Museums are closed for Summer Break (reopen August 19, 2015)
The University Museums are closed for University events and holidays including:
- Summer Break (5/15-8/18)