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Museums Engagement Report: 2015-2016

A binder lies open on a table, turned to the story of a woman waiting to hear the outcome of her father’s surgery. Turn a few pages and another story describes a photographer capturing the moment he realized he was in love. At the center of it all is a black and white portrait of a woman by photographer Meg Eastman.

Museums are a nexus.

Museums can be a place for stillness and introspection, but they also offer space for people and stories to come together.

They draw you in with the eye-catching colors of a vibrant painting or a massive geode. Their galleries provide space for creation, innovation, and conversation. And sometimes you walk out destined for a course you never expected.

classes from all five University of Richmond schools, as well as other local colleges, visited University Museums in 2015-16
objects pulled from the museum collection storage for faculty and student tours
visits to University Museums
schools in four counties participated in Museum in a Box
works from the permanent collection on view through the Art on Campus program
student works of art displayed on campus in 2015-16
Moments in the Museums
Students danced the night away, surrounded by the natural glitter of rocks and gens, at the University Museums semi-formal, held in September at th...
Kristopher Kersey, assistant professor of art history, teaches Japanese art, aesthetics, and material culture in his courses. He turned to Universi...
"With the interactive activities, all of the children -- and the adults -- gained a new understanding of, and apprecation for, rocks and miner...