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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.

NewsIzzy Pezzulo, '18, won the arts competition at this year's Student Symposium.

Cristina Peters, '18, had her photograph "Small Spaces - Dry-rot (self-portrait) " win second place in Photographer's Forum 37th Annual College and High School Photography contest.

Jess Dankenbring, '17, Fatima Delbarco,'18, and Tate Gallagher, '20, had work accepted into the Science Museum of Virginia's juried art show, Creative Change Art, Music, and Climate Science.

(Thamine) Jannatul Nayeem, '17, had her film, I Choose Openness, selected as a finalist in the Annual James River Short Film Juried Competition.  Her photograph "Swimming in the Sahara" is a finalist in the Photographer's Forum 37th Annual College and High School Photography contest.  

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.

Bronze Pour Demonstration

Feature Stories

Photo by Gordon Schmidt
The Artful ScholarLindsey Hamm, '17, talked her way into a gallery job and created an interdisciplinary major in art conservation. Read more
Photo by Erin Rommel
Structural integrityWith each stretch and staple of linen, and every textured layer of color, Julia Rommel, ’02, sculpts a painting. Read more
2016 Student Symposium Presentations

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: Erling Sjovold
Administrative Coordinator: Tracie Taylor
Studio Arts Coordinator: Jeremy Drummond
Art History Coordinator: Elena Calvillo