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The Department of Art History in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University begins a third decade of Symposia on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts with “Traditions—V,” a showcase for research by Departmental students and members of the Departmental “family.”   The vibrant presentations, directed by Professor Charles Brownell will take place at the Virginia Historical Society on November 15, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.   The presentations will deal with fresh findings on Virginia architecture, with rare architectural books in the VCU collection and their historic impact, with the decades-long restoration of Richmond’s Neoclassical Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House; and, in a new feature aimed at the collector, with British, French, and American ceramics.  A dozen 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 two additional events:  a luncheon ($10), and a reception at the Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House ($15).  Registration information will be updated by early fall.


For more information, please call 804-628-7024 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
Fax: 804.828.7468
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