Programs & Events

The University Museums host lectures, gallery talks and family programs throughout the year, in conjunction with current exhibitions or to highlight research on works from the permanent collection. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m.
6 p.m., Lecture, Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts
“Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments”
Adelheid Gealt, Director, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, and curator of the exhibition
7 to 8 p.m., Reception and viewing of the exhibitions Pierre Daura (1896-1976):Picturing Attachments and The Artist’s Line: Drawings by Pierre Daura fromthe Collection
Harnett Museum of Art and Print Study Center, University Museums, Modlin Center for the Arts

Friday, August 28, 2015, 1 to 3 p.m.
Open House, Welcome Week, Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature
Explore the museum’s diverse collection of gemstones, rocks, shells, cultural artifacts and the current exhibitions, take part in a scavenger hunt, and learn more about the University Museums. Pick up a special gift and enjoy free refreshments. Open to new and returning students, and the public is invited.

Tuesday, September 1, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Discussion, Choral Room 127, Booker Hall of Music, Modlin Center for the Arts
“Pierre Daura: Echoes of Catalonia in Music and Art”
Douglas Riva, pianist, and Sharon G. Feldman, Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies and the William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages, University of Richmond
In conjunction with the exhibition Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments, Harnett Museum of Art, University Museums
The event is co-sponsored by the University’s Department of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies, the Department of Music, and the University Museums

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from Peggy Christian’s book If You Find a Rock
Followed by an art activity
Free, reservations recommended, call Martha Wright, Coordinator of Visitor and Tour Services,
University Museums, at 804-287-1258, or email mwright3@richmond.edu

Wednesday, September 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
6 p.m., Lecture, Brown Alley Room, Weinstein Hall
“Young and Hungry: A Freelance Photographer in Vietnam”
Robert Hodierne, Associate Professor of Journalism, and Chair, Department of Journalism, University of Richmond
7 to 8 p.m., Opening reception and preview of the exhibition Robert Hodierne: Vietnam War Photographs
Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University Museums

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m.
6 p.m., Lecture, Jepson Hall, Room 120, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
“Some Thoughts About Collecting Minerals and About Mineral Collections: From Amateur to Professional”
Dr. Robert J. Tracy, Professor of Geosciences and Director, Museum of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
7 to 8 p.m., Opening reception and preview of the exhibition Massive Rocks and Minerals: Selections from the Collection
Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University Museums

Friday, October 2, 2015, 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Curator’s Talk, Harnett Museum of Art and Print Study Center, Modlin Center for the Arts
“The Art of Pierre Daura”
Sequioa Roscoe, ’16, 2015 Harnett Summer Research Fellow and 2015-2016 Curatorial Assistant, University Museums
In conjunction with the exhibition The Artist’s Line: Drawings by Pierre Daura from the Collection

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1 to 3 p.m.
Family Arts Day Celebration, Harnett Museum of Art and Modlin Center for the Arts
Join us for a FREE! arts-centered family fun day with exhibitions, hands-on art activities, and refreshments
3 p.m. Performance, Alice Jepson Theatre, featuring David Gonzalez, The Frog Bride (paid tickets required for performance, for information visit modlin.richmond.edu)

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from G. Panisoara’s book CREATIVITY. Yummy! Who ate my painting?
In conjunction with Family Arts Day Celebration!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m.
6 to 7 p.m., Conversation, Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts
“The Book of Only Enoch: A Conversation with the Artist”
Jay Bolotin, artist, and Kathleen Roberts Skerrett, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Richmond
7 to 8 p.m, Opening reception and preview of the exhibition Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch
Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts

Monday, October 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
6 p.m., Lecture, Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts
“Edna Andrade: The Means By Which A Line Comes Into Being”
Debra Bricker Balken, independent curator, writer, and curator of the exhibition
7 to 8 p.m, Opening reception and preview of the exhibition Edna Andrade: An Overview
Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts

Friday, October 30, 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Artist’s Talk, Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University Museums
Robert Hodierne, Associate Professor of Journalism, Department of Journalism, University of Richmond
In conjunction with the exhibition Robert Hodierne: Vietnam War Photographs

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 1 to 3 p.m.
OP ART: Family Arts Day, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts, University Museums
Join us for a FREE! arts-centered family fun day with the exhibition Edna Andrade: An Overview, hands-on art activities, and refreshments

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from Adam McHeffey’s book Rudy and Claude Splash into Art
In conjunction with Op Art: Family Arts Day

Sunday, November 15, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Exhibition Walk-Through and Talk, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
“Point, Line, Shape, Color: Edna Andrade and the Visual Language of Abstract Painting”
Michael R. Taylor, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education, Virginia Museums of Fine Arts, Richmond
In conjunction with the exhibition Edna Andrade: An Overview

Family Programs

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from Peggy Christian’s book If You Find a Rock
Followed by an art activity
Free, reservations recommended, call Martha Wright, Coordinator of Visitor and Tour Services,
University Museums, at 804-287-1258, or email mwright3@richmond.edu

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1 to 3 p.m.
Family Arts Day Celebration, Harnett Museum of Art and Modlin Center for the Arts
Join us for a FREE! arts-centered family fun day with exhibitions, hands-on art activities, and refreshments
3 p.m. Performance, Alice Jepson Theatre, featuring David Gonzalez, The Frog Bride (paid tickets required for performance, for information visit modlin.richmond.edu)

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from G. Panisoara’s book CREATIVITY. Yummy! Who ate my painting?
In conjunction with Family Arts Day Celebration!

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 1 to 3 p.m.
OP ART: Family Arts Day, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts, University Museums
Join us for a FREE! arts-centered family fun day with the exhibition Edna Andrade: An Overview, hands-on art activities, and refreshments

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from Adam McHeffey’s book Rudy and Claude Splash into Art
In conjunction with Op Art: Family Arts Day

All Museums are closed for Summer Break (reopen August 19, 2015)