Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art

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.

Sun., Mar. 22 to Fri., May 15, 2015
Sense of Place: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection

Selected from the permanent collection of the University Museums, the exhibition features landscapes by various media and the works range from the 1600s to the present.

The Dutch Golden Age is explored through Dutch landscapes from the seventeenth century, primarily with prints from the Harnett Print Study Center collection and additional important loans from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and several private collections. Highlights include a painting from the VMFA by Salomon van Ruysdael (1602-1670), prints by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669), Roelant Roghman (1627-1692), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628/29-1682), Esaias van de Velde (1587-1630), Jan van de Velde (1593-1641), Antonie Waterloo (1609-1690), and two prints after Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610) by Hendrik Goudt (1583-1648) and Magdelena de Passe (1600-1638), among others. The exhibition was curated by undergraduate students in the University’s Museums Studies Seminar course.

Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014 to Fri., Jul. 31, 2015
Virginia ROCKS! Geologic Selections from the Collection

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.

Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center

Summer Hours: April 28 to May 15, 2015

All Museums
- Summer hours (April 28 to May 15): Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Closed for Summer Break (May 15 to August 18, 2015)

Special Closings

The University Museums are closed for University events and holidays including:

- Summer Break (5/15-8/18)