A Tour of the Lora Robins Gallery by allie912

A Tour of the Lora Robins Gallery

Sunday afternoon John and I went to the University of Richmond to enjoy the beautiful Indian summer weather. After walking around the lake, we stopped in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. The museum has been located at this spot since 1989, and I'm ashamed to say we had never visited it before. Here's a description from the museum website:
"As the University's natural sciences and decorative arts museum, the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, with its collections of natural objects, cultural art and artifacts, and decorative and fine arts, holds over 100,000 pieces ranging from Jurassic dinosaur fossils to contemporary glass art by Dale Chihuly. Pre-Columbian vessels, ancient coins, Hindu art, and Oceanic art contrast with rare gems and minerals, prehistoric shells, coral, and fluorescent rocks. The collection of Asian art and artifacts includes more than 300 Chinese ceramics, spanning twenty centuries."
Lora Robins, pictured at the upper right was the widow of E. Claiborne Robins, CEO of A.H. Robins Pharmaceuticals and a philanthropist in her own right. She and her husband gave over $200 million to the University of Richmond, the alma mater of four generations of the Robins family. Mrs. Robins died in August at age 98.
Looks like an awesome place to visit. The photos look quite interesting.
November 2nd, 2010  
Great photos!!
November 2nd, 2010  
nice grouping of awesome photos..!
November 2nd, 2010  
Lovely collage, looks like an interesting place for a visit.
November 2nd, 2010  
Thank you for the tour. Each of the picture is nice by its own and the collage is great.
November 2nd, 2010  
I like it. I like how it reflects so many different things you were able to view.
November 3rd, 2010  
OOOH! I focused immediately on the Dale Chihuly!
I'd LOVE to own a Chihuly!
Great collage!
November 4th, 2010  
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