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Current exhibitions

Dorothea Rockburne

A Gift of Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne
September 30, 2016–February 19, 2017

Organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Curated by Bowdoin College Museum of Art in conjunction with the studio of Dorothea Rockburne
Organized for The Fralin Museum of Art by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions

Canadian artist Dorothea Rockburne’s studies with mathematician Max Dehn at the legendary Black Mountain College in the early 1950s firmly grounded her artistic practices in astronomy, mathematics and topology. Rockburne relates mathematical theory to the planetary movements and light captured by deep space telescopes. Prime examples include her Geometry of Stardust series (2009–2010) and the colored pencil drawings from her Watermill Series (2013–2015), on public exhibition for only the second time.

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The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

This exhibition was made possible by a generous gift from The Fralin Museum Volunteer Board. The lecture by Dorothea Rockburne and David Peifer is sponsored by an Arts Enhancement grant from the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts. We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Dorothea Rockburne, American, b. 1932. Geometry of Stardust: Curvature, 2009–2010. Lascaux Perlacryl and Aquacryl paint, Golden High Load Titanium white, and gold leaf on Strathmore watercolor paper. 24 3/4 x 20 in (62.9 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy of the studio of Dorothea Rockburne. © 2016 Dorothea Rockburne / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Ann Gale

Ann Gale: Portraits
September 30, 2016–February 12, 2017

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is pleased to present works by American figurative painter Ann Gale, professor of Painting at the University of Washington. Largely composed of oil paintings, with a few preparatory sketches, this exhibition features portraits, painted from models in the studio, that reveal the often unseen interconnectedness between sitter, room, atmosphere and artist. Gale somehow captures, using short, layered brushstrokes and a wide-ranging if somber palette, both the physical and intangible elements that are present and evolve over the course of a lengthy process and many sittings.

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The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Ann Gale, American, b. 1966. Shawna in Lines, 2016. Oil on canvas, 44 x 58 in (111.76 x 147.32 cm). Courtesy of Ann Gale and Dolby Chadwick Gallery. © Ann Gale

The Great War

THE GREAT WAR: Printmakers of World War I from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
August 26–December 18, 2016

Curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Organized by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions

The “Great War” changed the face of the world when it began on July 28, 1914. The story of World War I and the emotions it elicited are told through prints by British and American artists such as Muirhead Bone, Kerr Eby, Childe Hassam, James McBey and Claude Shepperson. The works depict scenes of combat in France and the Near East, life on the home front in the United States and England, and the war’s aftermath and its commemoration. All of the prints come from the Frank Raysor Collection, a promised gift to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

We also wish to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Childe Hassam, American, 1859–1935. Avenue of the Allies, 1918. Lithograph printed in black on Japan paper. Sheet: 16 1/4 x 9 1/2 in (41.2 × 24.1 cm). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Promised Gift of Frank Raysor. Photograph: David Stover. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

New Acquisitions: Photography

New Acquisitions: Photography
August 26–December 18, 2016

Curated by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions, with Chloé Skye Nagraj, Curatorial Assistant

The Fralin Museum of Art has demonstrated a dedication to expanding its collection of photography to reflect the diversity and evolution of the medium. New Acquisitions: Photography, which features photographic works acquired through significant purchases and gifts, highlights this commitment.

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The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Eadweard Muybridge, American, b. England, 1830-1904. Plate 659 from Animal Locomotion Series. Collotype Print. Gift of Tim Michel, 2016.3.2.

Oriforme

Jean Arp
Oriforme

Jean Arp’s Oriforme, on long-term loan from the National Gallery of Art, exemplifies the approach to abstraction with which the artist is most closely associated; the sculpture will be on view on The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Entrance Plaza in front of The Fralin beginning March 25, 2013. More >

Jean Arp, French, b. Germany (Alsace), 1886–1966. Oriforme, model 1962, fabricated 1977. Stainless steel, 89 3/4 x 84 1/2 x 23 5/8 in, 227.9 x 214.6 x 60 cm. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, To the American People in Gratitude—Leon Chalette, Arthur Lejwa, and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, 1978.22.1.
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

UVaM's new Object Study Gallery

Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery

The Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery has approximately 140 objects on view, including Chinese bronzes, ceramics and sculpture; ancient Mediterranean coins, glass and marble sculpture; pre-Columbian ceramics; and African masks and figures. More >

Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery