OF AFRICAN ART" ON EXHIBIT AT U.VA. ART MUSEUM THROUGH MAY
WHAT: "Masterworks of African Art"
WHEN: Through Sunday, May 4
WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum, Rugby Road, Charlottesville,
of African Art" features the finest examples of masks, headdresses
and carved sculpture by African artisans represented in the University
of Virginia Art Museums permanent collection. All the objects
in the exhibit were made for ceremonial functions.
many African languages the same word means beautiful and good,
thereby giving both aesthetic importance and moral meanings when
used to describe these pieces. As evident in these works, values
of truth, virtue and power are portrayed in human or animal images
to express the moral and spiritual dimensions of the human condition
and specific tribal situations.
Ray, adjunct curator of African art and a professor in the Department
of Religious Studies, organized the exhibition. "The works
were created to entertain the eye and to compel the mind and spirit,"
Members and the public are invited to view the exhibit during
the museums Fourth Friday Reception on Friday, March 28,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
will give a Gallery Talk in the museum on Sunday, April 6, at
2 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.
The museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through
Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Limited parking is available in the rear of
the museum, which is handicap-accessible.
University of Virginia Art Museum is located on Rugby Road in
the Thomas H. Bayly Building. It is open, free of charge to the
public Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Limited parking is
available in the rear of the building, which is handicap-accessible.
details about the museum and exhibits, explore the museums
Web site or call (434) 924-3592.