In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.


Take a Journey Through Pompeii with Photography Professor William Wylie
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 | UVAToday

Each time University of Virginia photography professor William Wylie returns to Pompeii, he finds something new to awe, humble or inspire him.

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Fourth-year student-artists put on one final show before leaving Grounds:
Thursday, February 8th, 2018 | UVAToday

William Bennett was hired as a sculpture professor in 1979 and has spent the past 40 years sharing his passion for sculpture with his students.

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Fourth-year student-artists put on one final show before leaving Grounds:
Friday, May 11th, 2017 | UVAToday

Fourth-year studio art students at the University of Virginia have spent all year carefully planning and creating their thesis projects, which were displayed in a four-week Ruffin Hall exhibition concluding last week.

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UVA Sculpture Project at the Main Street Market Galleria.:
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 | UVAToday

Six University of Virginia sculpture students have earned a professional commission to have their work displayed in Charlottesville. The students, all enrolled in associate studio art professor William Bennett's advanced sculpture class, created six pieces for Main Street Market, a large building on West Main Street, home to several restaurants, shops and grocers.

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Third-year University of Virginia students Brenna Monk and Kaia Dunne and the printing studio:
Friday, May 5th, 2017 | UVAToday

Third-year students Brenna Monk and Kaia Dunne discovered printmaking during their first year at UVA. Two years later, their time in the studio has indelibly marked their UVA experience and shaped their futures.

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Emily Cox to Pursue Pissaro at Oxford as UVa's First Ertegun Scholar :
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 | UVAToday

After she graduates next month from the University of Virginia in just three years, art history major Emily Cox will continue her studies at the University of Oxford in England as UVA's first participant in the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities.

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14 Highlights from a Great Year for UVA Arts:
Friday, December 16, 2016 | UVAToday

Creativity, in all its forms, ran rampant at the University of Virginia in 2016. Works from world-renowned artists graced the Grounds, ranging from Andy Warhol's pop art portraits to a rare showing of one of the world's most famous books - William Shakespeare's First Folio. Alongside these treasures of the past, student artists - musicians, dancers, deejays, actors, painters, architects, filmmakers and more - showed the promise of the future, creating original works that wowed audiences at UVA and beyond. Take a look back at just a few of the highlights.

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McIntire Department of Art Selects Three Ruffin Distinguished Artists-in-Residence:
Friday, November 18, 2016 | Inside A&S

Three celebrated artists have accepted invitations from the University of Virginia to serve as artists in residence next semester in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences' McIntire Department of Art.

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UVa Student and Director attend rare aboriginal art 'Makarrata' in Australia:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | UVA Today

Sydney Collins' (Art History 2016) four years studying art history at the University of Virginia culminated in an Australian Aboriginal ceremony that few in the art world have been privileged to witness.

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Byzantine Rural Communities:
Friday, April 22, 2016 | Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, Ithaca, New York

On April 22, 2016 Fotini Kondyli (University of Virginia) met a panel of CIAMS students (Sam Barber, Kathleen Garland, Jessica Plant, and Jess Ro. Pfundstein) and faculty (Ben Anderson) to discuss community in the rural landscapes of Byzantine Greece. Read >

Exploring New Dimensions with Art History and Engineering
Spring 2016 | Uva Arts Magazine

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Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Mark Dion Questions Convention
Spring 2016 | Uva Arts Magazine

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UVA Commonwealth professor of Art History Paul Barolsky Retires after 47 Years
Spring 2016 | Uva Arts Magazine

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Trees, Personified: UVA photography professor William Wylie offers a mini-tour of his latest exhibition, which explores the human-like qualities of trees.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Page Bond Gallery, Richmond

Wylie's latest body of work focuses on trees and the human-like personalities they portray in the way they age, weather and stand. All of the trees depicted in "The Anatomy of Trees," an exhibition on view in Richmond's Page Bond Gallery from Friday through Feb. 27, live in Colorado's Pawnee National Grasslands or on Italy's Amalfi Coast. Each stands alone in Wylie's photos. Read >

U.Va. Professor Joins PBS for New Disney Documentary, Premiering September 14th
Monday, September 14-15, 2015 | PBS

In a PBS documentary premiering Monday night, America will get a deeper look at the life and legacy of Walt Disney, with rare footage and interviews accompanied by the insights and commentary of a University of Virginia scholar.

Carmenita Higginbotham, an associate professor in the McIntire Department of Art, has extensively studied Disney's outsized impact on American culture. Her courses include an American studies course, "The Art of Disney," and an art history course on the history and visual world of Disneyland. In February, she gave a talk for U.Va.'s Look 'Hoos Talking speakers series, titled "Why We Can't Let Disney Go." Read >

New Fralin Museum Exhibit Captures the Dazzle of Early Indian Painting
Friday, August 29, 2014 |

A new exhibit at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia offers a unique entry into the world of early modern India through an array of colorful paintings. "Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Paintings from the 15th to the 19th Century," on view through Dec. 14, includes several artistic traditions that range across the span of centuries. Read >

Artist Patrick Dougherty to Create Sculpture on U.Va. Arts Grounds, Accompanied
by Exhibition at The Fralin Museum
Friday, October 4, 2013 |

This month, tree saplings, branches and twigs will be woven into a larger-than-life sculpture on the U.Va. Arts Grounds -- initiating the site as a home for art works -- thanks to artist Patrick Dougherty and his team of student and community volunteers. Read >

Ana Golici to Be First Artist-in-Residence at Mountain Lake Biological Station Thursday, June 27, 2013 |

Thanks to a collaboration between U.Va.'s biology and art departments, New York-based artist Ana Golici will hold the first artist-in-residency at U.Va.'s Mountain Lake Biological Station in Southwest Virginia. Read >