As a teaching museum, the Daura Museum of Art creates engaging learning opportunities for University of Lynchburg students through innovative exhibitions and programs and the intersection of academic disciplines to strengthen students’ visual literacy, analytical writing, critical and creative thinking, and communication skills.
The Museum experiments with innovative ways for students to experience exhibitions and programs via storytelling methods, modes of participation, and access strategies to deliver great on-site experience with art that is relevant and enlightening for all academic disciplines.
Incorporate Exhibitions into Your Teaching
- Take an interactive tour of the exhibition with your class.
- Require an unsupervised class visit to the Museum and assign a reflection paper.
- Encourage students to visit the Daura Museum.
- Host your class at the Museum and provide your own walkthrough of pertinent work(s).
- Structure a more guided looking/writing or looking/discussion assignment in the Museum related to specific works on view/exhibition themes.
- Encourage or require that students attend pertinent lectures and write a response to the lecture.
Tours and Class Visits
Due to COVID-19, all class/group visits will be limited to 20 people.
- Classes are welcome to visit the Daura Museum at any time during an exhibition between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Museum is closed to visitors while exhibitions are being installed and/or de-installed.
- Visits before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. should be requested one week in advance.
- Tours of specific exhibitions are provided upon request and as available. To schedule a tour, please submit a request one week in advance.
- Please inform students using the Museum for an assignment of correct protocol: use pencils only; do not write against the walls or on any Plexiglas pedestals; leave backpacks at the coat rack.
The Daura Museum of Art is a teaching museum and learning lab that supports, challenges, and complements the academic experience of University of Lynchburg students, reflecting the core values of the University, and deepening our understanding of the human experience and cultural diversity. Although our focus is on the fine arts, there are a number of ways our varied collections and exhibitions can connect with the many different academic disciplines and departments on campus. Learn more.