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