Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU School of the Arts

The Department of Art History in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University caps two decades of Symposia on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts with “Traditions–IV.”  The sparkling presentations, directed by Professor Charles Brownell, will take place at the Virginia Historical Society on Friday, November 16th, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  The four sessions will deal with Virginia’s Jeffersonian Capitol and the adjacent area, Court End;  American Palladian mansions, North and South;  masters of the Colonial Revival;  and a summary of twenty years of architectural history at VCU.  The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a dozen other major institutions are sponsors.  Admission is free to all students with a valid ID, $8 per person for members of sponsoring institutions, and $10 per person for others.  Reservations are necessary for three additional events:  a luncheon in honor of Dr. Brownell ($10); a tour of Court End (free);  and a reception at the beautifully restored Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House ($15).

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For additional information, please call (804) 828-2784 or email Krista Privott at


Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Arts
Department of Art History
VCU School of the Arts
922 W. Franklin
P.O. Box 843046
Richmond, VA 23284-3046


Phone: 804.828.2784
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