In the Spring of 2011, a collaborative class on university art museums and galleries in Virginia was offered at VCU 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 want 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.
Highlights include: national directories, illustrated profiles, bibliographies, maps, & some fantastic interviews with leaders in the museum community, including one with former director of the Muscarelle Museum at The College of William & Mary, Glenn Lowry.
Finally, we have also created a lightly moderated Google group listserv in order to encourage further discussion.
For more information visit our website and friend us on Facebook. Or, even better, get the conversation started on the Google group listserv by subscribing and then posting an announcement.
Victoria H.F. Scott & Class
University Art Museums & Galleries in Virginia
Richmond, Summer 2011