Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art
Tue., Oct. 28 to Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
The 2014 Harnett Biennial of American Prints

The 2014 Harnett Biennial of American Prints is the eleventh competitive national exhibition organized by the University of Richmond Museums.  Open to all forms of prints, the exhibition is presented as a celebration and examination of contemporary printmaking by artists throughout the United States. 

Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014 to Fri., Jun. 12, 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.

Sun., Mar. 30, 2014 to
Museums Family Day

The University of Richmond Museums is hosting a FREE Family Day on Sunday, March 30, 2014, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature hands-on activities for children, story time, refreshments, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and exploration of the exhibitions at the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. Visitors of all ages are invited!

Families can explore the permanent collection of gemstones, artifacts, fossils and decorative arts and these special exhibitions:

  • Virginia ROCKS! Geologic Selections from the Collection
  • The American Dream, Right? Exhibiting Soviet Jewish History in Richmond
  •  Threads of Silk and Gold: Chinese Textiles from the Qing Dynasty

Story time at 2 p.m., features a reading from Byrd Baylor’s book “Everybody Needs a Rock”.  Hands-on activities including embroidery, rock making with clay, creating trace fossils, and making clay pots will be on-going and available from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public and takes place at the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University of Richmond Museums.

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Summer Hours

Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art:
- Summer hours (April 29 to May 9): Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Closed for Summer Break (May 10 to August 19).

Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center
- Closed for Summer Break

Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature:
- Summer hours (April 29 to August 8): Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Closed for Independence Day (July 4)
- Closed for Summer Break (August 9 to 19).

Special Closings

***Summer hours begin on April 29th***