Henry Wiencek on Judy Watson's "experimental beds"
Author Henry Wiencek shares his thoughts about Aboriginal artist Judy Watson's "experimental beds," six prints co-published by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at U.Va. Wiencek's lecture "Seeing Jefferson from Australia" will be held on Feb 18 at 5:30 pm at the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library at U.Va.
Jody Kielbasa, who has led the Virginia Film Festival to record-breaking heights over the past four years as its director, talks about his new new duties as the vice provost for the arts at the University of Virginia. During his five-year term as vice provost, Kielbasa will continue to serve as director of the Virginia Film Festival.
Thomas Jefferson Center - Journey to Darfur Mural Time Lapse
Artist Sam Welty creates a mural on Charlottesville's Community Chalkboard in anticipation of the 25th Virginia Film Festival.
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression is proud to present a special screening of "A Journey to Darfur" on November 3rd, 2012. Director Nick Clooney will be in attendance to discuss his work with the audience.
Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott
The Fralin Museum of Art
This exhibition explores the photography of Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) and its use in both scientific and artistic contexts. It investigates the impact of her work not only in art but also in science, documentaries, and the history of science education.
Taking place every autumn at the University of Virginia, the Virginia Film Festival is a four-day celebration of the magic of the movies featuring first-run features and timeless classics, high-profile industry insiders and up-and-coming stars, and filmmakers from throughout Virginia and beyond.
The Adoration of the Magi
A Masterpiece Reconstructed
March 2 - May 27
The University of Virginia Art Museum and the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) have been granted the opportunity of the loan of a major masterpiece of the Sienese Trecento: the Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi. The exhibition will reunite the surviving components of an altarpiece that was arguably Bartolo's great masterwork—the main panel, which has remained in Siena since its completion around 1380, and the portions of the predella from the Lindenau-Museum in Altenburg, Germany, and from UVaM.
2011 National Medal of Arts and Humanities Medal Ceremony Honors Rita Dove
The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States Government. The National Medal of Arts is awarded by the President of the United States to individuals or groups who "...are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States."
President Obama's Address at the National Medal of Arts Ceremony
Rita Dove is Honored at the 2011 National Medal of Arts Ceremony
AppStory: Arqball and the UVa Art Museum
The development team of the University of Museum's new iPad App tell the story of how the project came together and how the virtual collection builds on the mission of the museum.
Experience highlights from the University of Virginia Art Museum with interactive 3D visualizations of pottery and sculpture from the Ancient Mediterranean, Asia, Africa, and Ancient Americas. Each object in this catalog can be rotated and enlarged using simple touch gestures. A detailed description written by UVaM curators accompanies each piece and chronicles its history and cultural context.
UVaM Assistant Registrar, The Fralin
Jason Lawrence, Co-Founder, Arqball
Bill T. Jones interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series
Julian Bond interviews Bill T. Jones, the executive artistic director of New York Live Arts and co-founder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, in this installment of U.Va.'s Explorations in Black Leadership series. Jones is a dancer and choreographer who has been widely honored for his numerous and varied works. He also received a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award in 1994 and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2010.
Bill T. Jones and other members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company have made several extended visits to serve as artists in residence at the University of Virginia. The Company produced "100 Migrations" in Charlottesville in 2008, drawing many from the community to participate in the production. Most recently the Company has been rehearsing and refining "Story/Time," a production being done in collaboration with U.Va. composer Ted Coffey.
The Explorations in Black Leadership series is presented by the Institute for Public History at the University of Virginia.
More information on Explorations can be found here >
A Meditation on Still/Here: Learning from Survivors
U.Va. Medical Center Hour, November 9, 2011
Bill T. Jones, Executive Artistic Director, New York Live Arts, and Cofounder and Artistic Director, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York, NY.
Bill T. Jones reflects on Still/Here, a film produced in 1997 and dealing with mortality and the spirit of survival as expressed by people suffering terminal illnesses. How does its spirit infuse his present work? What does Still/Here show us about healing? About resilience in the face of our mortality?
A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture
Co-presented with the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts and the Center for Design and Health, School of Architecture
Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones has had a relationship with the University of Virginia for about 10 years. He and his dance company make fairly regular visits to practice new works and to engage students, faculty and others in the University and Charlottesville communities. Hear what he has to say about the art of dance and his association with U.Va.
Rennie Reko: Patternation Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
January 28 - April 4, 2011
Patternation was a collaborative installation project by
artist Reko Rennie, curator Stephen Gilchrist and the
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art collection. Reko Rennie is a
Melbourne-based visual artist who uses stenciling on public
and private walls to question notions of cultural invisibility,
national identity and public surveillance. Sampling
Aboriginal symbology with secular imagery, his work
embodies the easy duality of contemporary Aboriginality.
The title Patternation refers not just to the repeated
geometric patterns that often appear in Rennie's work but
to the rhetoricized and contrived "patter" of Australian
national discourse which promises so much, but enacts
Arts as Inquiry,
Arts as Information Arts as Innovation
The arts at the University of Virginia is dedicated to building on innovative research and fostering inspired expression that equips us for the future.
The arts are really the antenna for society. Artists, performers, and architects help us capture things that we often don't have words for. We end up having full access to the imagination at the University where scientists and artists work together to innovate and explore a new future, a new reality. —Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Vice Provost for the Arts,U.Va
OpenGrounds is building new networks to connect faculty, students and diverse external partners, inspire those who take risks at the frontiers of their fields and collaborate across boundaries, to create new disruptive ideas that make a real impact in the world. —Tom Skalak, Vice President for Research, U.Va
OpenGrounds will link scholars, artists, scientists and practitioners in a network of shared ideas, setting the table for conversations that transcend disciplinary boundaries and traditional academic structures. This fertile ecosystem of internal and external partners generates fresh approaches to the most complex and urgent challenges that we face as a society. —William H. Sherman, Associate Vice President for Research
Growing the Guggenheim: The Politics of Art [excerpted]
Speaker: Peter Lawson-Johnston Date: December 9, 2010 Sponsored by: The Miller Center
As chairman of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and himself a Guggenheim, Mr. Lawson-Johnston oversaw the transformation of the renowned New York City art museum to a global art force with additional museums in Bilbao, Spain; Venice, Italy; and Berlin, Germany. Mr. Lawson-Johnston is the author of Growing Up Guggenheim: A Personal History of a Family Enterprise, published in 2005.