University of Richmond Museums

Installation photos by David Hershey.

Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists
August 17 – October 16, 2011
Joel & Lila Harnett Museum of Art
University of Richmond Museums, Virginia

Art=Text=Art debuted at the University of Richmond Museums, where it was curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director & Curator of Exhibitions, with Rachel Nackman, Curator, Kramarsky Collection. The curators installed the exhibition as a series of open-ended thematic groups to highlight connections between objects and artists, exploring ideas such as mapping, information graphics, graphemes, semiotics, the body, popular culture, appropriation, memory, and the diaristic.

Programming for the exhibition included a live conversation between collector Wynn Kramarsky and curator N. Elizabeth Schlatter; an artist’s talk and workshop, “Reading Into Things,” led by Karen Schiff; a Family Arts Day; and a performance by Doug Varone and Dancers of their 2010 work Chapters from a Broken Novel.

The exhibition was made possible in part by the generous support of the University of Richmond’s Cultural Affairs Committee and funds from the Louis S. Booth Arts Fund.

Read curator N. Elizabeth Schlatter’s introductory essay.
Read the exhibition foreword by executive director Richard Waller.
Read more about the exhibition on the University of Richmond’s website.

Checklist of the exhibition
Press Release
Programs Release


Joan Waltemath’s review in the Brooklyn Rail (October 2011)
John Priestley’s review in Art Papers (November/December 2011)
Amy Ritchie’s review of the show in Richmond Style Weekly and Richmond Arts Review
Jo Lord’s coverage of the show in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

University of Richmond Museums Staff

Heather Campbell | Curator of Museum Programs
Denisse De Leon | Coordinator of Museum Visitor and Tour Services
Stephen Duggins | Museum Preparator
Shannon Gravitt | Administrative Specialist
Henley Guild | Museum Preparator
David Hershey | Assistant Collections Manager
Matthew Houle | Curator of Museum Collections
N. Elizabeth Schlatter | Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions
Richard Waller | Executive Director