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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 >