In the Spring of
2011, a collaborative class on university art museums and galleries in
Virginia was offered at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Working
together, students built a website which had two aims: to create a
directory of university art museums and galleries in Virginia and to collect
and make available all the key resources on the subject. The website is now
complete and we would like to invite the whole world to visit.
museums and galleries exist almost everywhere. That said, there are more of
them, in more places, in America, than anywhere else. Which makes them,
arguably, an American phenomenon. And yet they are woefully understudied,
overlooked, and under-celebrated. Our website seeks to change all that, starting with Virginia.
Highlights include: national directories, illustrated profiles, bibliographies, maps, & some fantastic interviews with leaders in the community, including one with former director of the Muscarelle, Glenn Lowry.
Victoria H.F. Scott & Class
University Art Museums & Galleries in Virginia
Richmond, Virginia Summer 2011