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The study of art at the university level, embedded in the ideals of a liberal arts education, allows students to develop both their creativity and their critical faculties through visual media. Visual and Media Arts Practice and Art History have separate curricula, but links between the two, and other disciplines, are encouraged.


Claire McDonald, '16, received the 2016 A&S Student Symposium Paper Competition Award.

Alumna Amy Reader, '15, was interviewed in The Art Files

Yueyang Cao received Honorable Mention in the 2015 International Photography Awards, in the Fine Art: Abstract category.

Faculty Highlights

  • Sjovold Named Distinguished Educator

    Professor Erling Sjovold received the Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

  • Calvillo Conference

    Dr. Elena Calvillo organized a conference at the British School in Rome that will explore the 16th- and 17th-century artistic practice of painting in oil on stone supports.

  • Hamilton Fellowship

    Tracy Chapman Hamilton, NEH visiting associate professor of art history, has been awarded a Mellon Fellowship in the Digital Humanities at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy, for the spring 2017 semester.

  • Yuen Award

    Faculty member Mariam Yuen won the 2015 Leeds International Screendance Competition for Choreography for the Scanner.

  • Drummond Event

    Department chair Jeremy Drummond cocurated a Video Drive-In event featuring works by several Canadian artists.

  • Condon Featured in Book

    Faculty member Tom Condon's work is included in the New Collectors Book 2016.

  • Calvillo Conference

    Dr. Elena Calvillo organized a conference at the Morris E. Curiel Institute for European Studies at Tel Aviv University: Rivalries and Socio-Political Networks

  • Calvillo Article

    Dr. Elena Calvillo's review of Francisco de Hollanda’s On Antique Painting was published in

  • Schlatter Named to Board

    Elizabeth Schlatter has been elected to serve a four-year term on the board of the College Art Association.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Modlin Center for the Arts
Department of Art and Art History
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8272
Fax: (804) 287-6006

Department Chair: Jeremy Drummond
Administrative Coordinator: Tracie Taylor
Studio Arts Coordinator: Jeremy Drummond
Art History Coordinator: Elena Calvillo