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 with 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. However, by the end of the class the project had evolved and expanded into something much more. Highlights now include: national and state directories, illustrated profiles, bibliographies, maps, & some fantastic interviews with leaders in the museum community, including one with the former director of the Muscarelle Museum at The College of William & Mary, Glenn Lowry. Now that the website is finally complete we would like to share it with the world.
University art 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.
Finally, we have also created a moderated Google group in order to encourage further discussion on the subject. For more information visit our website and friend us on Facebook. Or, even better, get the conversation started on the Google group by joining and then posting an announcement.
Victoria H.F. Scott & Class
University Art Museums & Galleries in Virginia
Richmond, Summer 2011
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