Radford University Art Museum Mission Statement

Radford University Art Museum (RUAM) strives to provide an environment in which students, as well as other members of the university community and the general public, can study and learn by directly experiencing works of art. The museum promotes visual literacy as part of a broader, comprehensive education for all patrons. Furthermore, its goal is to enhance the visitor's understanding of world cultures throughout history and of art as an enduring human endeavor. To this end, the museum tries to exhibit, study, interpret, acquire, and preserve works of art of the highest quality in a variety of media that represent cultures and artistic styles found throughout the world.