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.
- Camille Claudel (France)Sep093:00 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Bruno Nuytten, France, 1988) ... Continue reading
- Museum Story Time for ChildrenSep112:00 PM - 2:45 PMJoin us for Museum Story Time, an entertaining and hands-on experience for kids of all ages. We will be reading from Pam Munoz Ryan's book "Hello Ocean." An art activity and exploration of the exhibitions follow the reading. Free and open to the public, reservations are encouraged by contacting Martha Wright.
- Camille Claudel (France)Sep117:30 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Bruno Nuytten, France, 1988) ... Continue reading
- Pompeii ArchiveSep146:00 PM - 8:00 PMWilliam Wylie, artist and Professor of Art, UVA, presents "Pompeii Archive" an opening lecture for the exhibition "Unseen Pompeii: The Photographs of William Wylie." Reception in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature following the lecture. Free and open to the public.
- Curator's TalkSep2311:30 AM - 12:00 PM"Selections from the Harnett Print Study Center" is presented by Carly Cahill, 2016 Harnett Summer Research Fellow, University Museums, in conjunction with the exhibitions "HPSC@15: A Celebration of the Harnett Print Study Center" and "Night and Day the River Flows: Waterscapes from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection." Free and open to the public!
- Bronze Pour DemonstrationSep232:00 PM - 4:00 PM"Bronze Pour Demonstration" is presented by Mark Rhodes, Associate Professor of Art, and Nathan Hansen-Hilliard, Studio Lab Manager, Department of Art and Art History, University of Richmond. The demonstration is presented in conjunction with the exhibitions "Rodin, The Human Experience: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections" and "Unseen Pompeii: The Photographs of... Continue reading
- Rodin. Emotion. Bathos.Sep252:00 PM - 3:45 PM"Rodin. Emotion. Bathos." is an exhibition walk-through presented by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the exhibition "Rodin, The Human Experience: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections." A tea reception follows the talk. Free and open to the public.
- "Gordon Parks, From Kansas to New York: A Conversation"Sep276:00 PM - 8:00 PMA conversation between Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Executive Director, The Gordon Parks Foundation, and Karen E. Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott" on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. A reception follows the conversation. Free and open to the public.
- The Life-Creating Principle of Russian ArtOct046:00 PM - 8:00 PMLecture presented by Joe Troncale, Associate Professor of Russian Literature and Visual Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Richmond. Reception and preview of the exhibition "Visions from the Other Side: Works by Nicholas Roerich" to follow talk. Free and open to the public.
- Family Arts Day Celebration!Oct161:00 PM - 3:00 PMJoin the University Museums and the Modlin Center for a FREE arts-centered family fun day with exploration of current exhibitions in the Harnett Museum of Art, hands-on art activities in the Booth Lobby and the Lora Robins Courtyard of the Modlin Center. At 1:30 p.m., see a Rodin-inspired dance duet by Assistant Professors Alicia Diaz and Matthew Thornton (Department of Theatre and Dance,... Continue reading