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.

Friday, August 29, 12 to 3 p.m.
Open House, Student 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.

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m.
Reception and viewing of the current exhibitions, Harnett Museum of Art and Print Study Center, Modlin Center for the Arts
In conjunction with the exhibitions Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe, What’s New: Recent Gifts to the Harnett Print Study Center Collection, Annual Student Exhibition, and The Temple of Flora: Prints by Robert John Thornton and Jim Dine

Friday, September 5, 2014, 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Artist Talk, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Exhibition walk-through with Tanja Softić, artist and Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, University of Richmond
In conjunction with the exhibition Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m.
6 p.m., Lecture, Moot Courtroom, T. C. Williams Law School
Sketching Guantanamo
Janet Hamlin, artist
7 to 8 p.m., Opening reception and preview of the exhibition Janet Hamlin: Sketches from Guantanamo
Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University Museums

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6 to 7 p.m.
Lecture, Jepson Hall, Room 118, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Catalogue of Silence: what we forget when we forget about art
Tanja Softić, artist and Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, University of Richmond
In conjunction with the exhibition Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6 to 7 p.m.
Lecture, Jepson 118, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Adventures in the Nature/Culture Borderlands
Mark Dion, artist
In conjunction with the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts (richmond.edu/tucker-boatwright)
Co-sponsored by the University Museums and the Department of Art and Art History, with the
Anderson Gallery, and the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, School of the Arts,
Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PARK(ing) Day, C-Lot - W41 and University of Richmond Downtown
Students will transform parking spaces on campus and downtown as part of this worldwide promotion of creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, generosity, and play. In conjunction with the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts (richmond.edu/tucker-boatwright)
Co-sponsored by the University Museums, the Department of Art and Art History, and University of Richmond Downtown
Free ice cream available in C-Lot - W41 between 1 to 3 p.m.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Curator’s Talk, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
The World as [Eye] See It
Emily King, ’15, studio art major, University of Richmond, 2014 Harnett Summer Research Fellow, University Museums, and co-curator of the exhibition
What’s New: Recent Gifts to the Harnett Print Study Center

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
6 p.m., Discussion, Queally Hall, Ukrops Auditorium, Robins School of Business
The Tribunals at Guantanamo Bay
featured speakers to be announced [for details visit our website museums.richmond.edu]
7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Reception and viewing of the exhibition Janet Hamlin: Sketches from Guantanamo
Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature

Monday, October 6, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m.
6 p.m., Lecture, Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts
Minna Citron: From ‘Self Expression’ to Abstract Expressionism and Beyond
Christiane Citron, granddaughter and scholar of the artist Minna Citron
7 to 8 p.m., Reception and preview of the exhibition Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction
Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Art

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1 to 3 p.m.
Family Arts Day Celebration! with University Museums and Modlin Center for the Arts
Join us for a FREE! arts-centered family fun day with exhibitions, hands-on art activities, entertainment, refreshments, and a performance of The Adventures of Harold and Purple Crayon.
Performance, 3 p.m., Camp Concert Hall, featuring The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon
(paid tickets required for performance, for information visit modlin.richmond.edu)

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6 to 7 p.m.
Lecture, Queally Hall, Ukrops Auditorium, Robins School of Business
Matt Coolidge, artist, founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI)
In conjunction with the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts (richmond.edu/tucker-boatwright)
Co-sponsored by the University Museums, the Department of Art and Art History

Monday, October 27, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m.
7 p.m., Lecture, Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts
Paging through My Sketchbook
Mary Fisher, artist, and juror of the exhibition The 2014 Harnett Biennial of American Prints
7 to 8 p.m., Artists reception and preview of the exhibitions Mary Fisher: Messages from My Sketchbook and The 2014 Harnett Biennial of American Prints
Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts

Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
AIDS Day Theater Reading, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Readings from the writings of Mary Fisher and others by students and faculty from the Department of Theatre and Dance
In conjunction with the exhibition Mary Fisher: Messages from My Sketchbook
Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts


Family Programs

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from Nina Laden’s book When Pigasso Met Mootisse
Followed by an art activity

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10 to 11 a.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from Nina Laden’s book When Pigasso Met Mootisse
Followed by an art activity

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1 to 3 p.m.
Family Arts Day Celebration! with University Museums and Modlin Center for the Arts
Join us for a FREE! arts-centered family fun day with exhibitions, hands-on art activities, entertainment, refreshments, and a performance of The Adventures of Harold and Purple Crayon.
Performance, 3 p.m., Camp Concert Hall, featuring The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon
(paid tickets required for performance, for information visit modlin.richmond.edu)

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from Crockett Johnson’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon
In conjunction with Family Arts Day

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10 to 11 a.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reading from Crockett Johnson’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon
Followed by an art activity

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature
Reading from Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham’s book Cloud Tea Monkeys
Followed by an art activity

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10 to 11 a.m.
Museum Story Time for Children, Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature
Reading from Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham’s book Cloud Tea Monkeys
Followed by an art activity


Museum Hours

Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art
Sunday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays

Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center
Sunday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment call (804) 287-6424.
Closed Saturdays

Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature
Sunday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays