University of Richmond Museums Offer Interactive Digital Experiences to Make Exhibitions Available During COVID-19

March 2, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Due to COVID-19, University of Richmond Museums have remained closed to the public for the better part of the last year. Now, University Museums is offering free online resources to ensure the greater community can engage and participate in exhibitions and programming from the comfort and safety of their own homes and classrooms. 

“In many ways, the pandemic has given us that push to think out of the box,” said Heather Campbell, curator of museum programming. “Expanding our online resources allows us to accommodate a broader audience and be a resource for educators and the greater Richmond community, and beyond.”

University Museums now offers 360-degree virtual tours of two exhibitions currently on display on campus:

Action & Reaction: Looking at the Art of Social Justice

This exhibition explores topics of social justice, resistance, and solidarity. More than 80 historical and modern artworks from the University Museums’ permanent collection are featured, with highlighted presentations of the work of Judy Chicago, Avel de Knight, and Danny Lyon and more. A special section in the exhibition addresses social justice today and features contemporary work by freelance photographer and UR alumnus Miles Wilson and Sandy Williams, IV, an interdisciplinary artist and part-time instructor of art at UR. 

40 Years of Printmaking: From the Center Street Studio Archives

This exhibition features prints by contemporary artists that were printed by James Stroud, artist, master printer, and founder and director of the Center Street Studio in Milton, Massachusetts, since the Studio’s establishment in 1984. UR’s Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center has been acquiring these prints since 1998 as part of the Center Street Studio Archives in the Harnett Print Study Center permanent collection. 

In addition to virtual tours, visitors also have access to virtual gallery talks and interviews with museum staff and featured artists, providing varied opportunities for professors, teachers, parents, and students to integrate the arts and museum learning into classrooms and home learning settings.

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