Image above: Judy Watson; heron island suite #15 (2009/2010)
Tom Burckhardt presented by the Arts Board 2011-12 September 13, 2011 - April 6, 2012
The U.Va. Arts Board is a student-run board whose mission it is to feature and present an outstanding artist, attraction, performance, or exhibition each year in a three-year rotation that includes music, visual arts, and drama.
These programs are made possible through the support of the U.Va. Arts Board and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.
Tuesday, September 13
6:30 pm, Campbell 153
Wednesday, September 14
6:30 pm, Campbell 158
Thomas Jefferson’s Indian Hall and the Brooks Museum
by Elizabeth Chew, Curator, Monticello
+ The Life and Death of the Brooks Wooly Mammoth:
That Conspicuous and Portentous Effigy
by Jeffrey Hantman, Associate Professor, Anthropology, U.Va.
Exhibitions Tom Burckhardt’s Paintings
January 19 - June 3, 2012
T–Su, 12–5, U.Va. Art Museum
+ The Brooks Natural History Museum, c 1900; A Creative Interpretation
An artistic interpretation of
The Brooks Natural History Museum, c. 1900
constructed by U.Va. students
under Tom Burckhardt's direction
February 24 – March 30, 2012
M–F, 9–5, Ruffin Gallery
Background image: Tom Burckhardt
Brooks Hall photograph: University of Virginia Visual History Collection (RG-30/1/10.011). Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Asok Das Lecture presented by
Carl H. & Martha S. Lindner Center for Art History
McIntire Department of Art
& Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
September 20, 2011
Reception to follow in Fayerweather Lounge
Natural History Drawings at the Mughal Court of India by Asok Das Tagore National Fellow, Indian Museum, Kolkata, India Andrew W. Mellon Fellow,
Department of Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
September 23, 2011
8 pm; Free; Limited Seating
Rotunda Dome Room Tickets available through the U.Va. Arts Box Office
The Virginia Center for Computer Music and the U.Va. McIntire Department of Music present
a program of curated works on the theme of light—as sonic source and metaphor, including
new music by Matthew Burtner, Ted Coffey, Judith Shatin, and guest composer Jeff Herriott.
Ruffin Gallery September 30 - October 22, 2011
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, 1 – 5 pm
The exhibition of recent sculpture by artists who have spent formative time in the U.Va.
Sculpture Community reflects both the richness of contemporary sculpture and the diversity of
the community. While eclectic in material, style, and approach, these artists are unified by a shared
interest in making art that is informed by the past, rooted in the present, and filled with the
unexpected creating of a bridge to the future.
Charles Palermo Lecture presented by
Carl H. & Martha S. Lindner Center for Art History
McIntire Department of Art
October 12, 2011
Reception to follow in Fayerweather Lounge
Fantasy of Goodwill: Frank Capra . James Agee . Walker Evans by Charles Palermo Alumni Memorial Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Art History
Department of Art and Art History, The College of William and Mary
Frank Capra's 1932 film American Madness, and James Agee's and Walker Evans's 1941 publication Let Us Now Praise Famous Men both address the financial disaster of the Great Depression. While these significant American texts about the 1930s may seem to be as different in sensibility and in tone as one can imagine, Professor Palermo’s lecture explores how, at a deep level, the works express formally and thematically a shared concern about the nature of money and its relation to community.
** Parking is free after 5:00 p.m. in the garage on Culbreth Lane.
Fall Experimental Dance Concert presented by
U.Va. Department of Drama & the Dance Program
October 27-29, 2011
The University of Virginia Dance Program and Department of Drama will host this Fall’s Experimental Dance Concert, October 27-29 at 8pm in the Culbreth Theater. Showcasing the talents of both student and faculty choreographers, the concert reflects a multitude of artistic visions from exploring various states of mind and trance, to the amusing dynamics between a couple at an evening party, to manifesting a sense of play and harnessing youthful energy.
Tickets can be purchased online at the Arts Box Office, by calling 434-924-3376 or in person at the U.Va. Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the U.Va. Drama Building.
Tickets are $10 for adults and seniors, and $5 for U.Va. students, children, faculty, staff, and alumni association members.
Free parking is provided in the Culbreth Road Parking Garage, located next to the Drama Building.
Daniel Heyman: Bearing Witness features portraits of individuals who have endured great personal hardship – former Abu Ghraib detainees, homeless veterans, African American fathers who have been in and out of jail, and new immigrants to the United States. Heyman incorporates the subject’s own words into his compositions.
Caplin Pavilion, Law School
October 26, 2011; 5 - 6:30 pm
War and Selective Vision
Associate Professor of Art History
+ Bearing Witness
Visiting Critic, Princeton University
Jefferson, In His Own Words, for narrator plus orchestra, will be performed by the Virginia Symphony at Regent University in Virginia Beach. Bill Barker, the official Jefferson impersonator for Colonial Williamsburg, will reprise his role as narrator, and Benjamin Rous will conduct.
Co-commissioned by four orchestras, including the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and the Illinois, Richmond and Virginia Symphonies, the piece explores Jefferson as both a private and public person. It gives an intimate view of Jefferson as both a private and public person, exploring his attitudes towards, politics, his personal relationships, his complex attitudes towards slavery, and his last years, including his founding of the University. The concert also features Hadyn's Symphony No 83, The Hen, and Beethoven's popular Violin Concerto.
Composer, Judith Shatin Photo credit: Mary Noble Ours
Bill T. Jones Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Residency
Part 3: Performance November 6-11, 2011
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will be returning to Grounds November 6-11, 2011.
The week will begin with the Charlottesville premiere of "A Good Man." Throughout the week, the company will continue the research and development of the their new work, Story/Time, in collaboration with composer Ted Coffey. Open rehearsals will be held throughout the week to offer students and faculty the opportunity to see the company at work. At the end of the week, there will be a work-in-progress showing of Story/Time, open to all UVA and Community members, as well as a ticketed performance at the Paramount Theater, downtown.
Arts Assembly: Creative Exploration and the University A Good Man Screening
100 Migrations Short Film
+ Artist Talk with Bill T Jones and filmmaker Gordon Quinn Virginia Film Festival Event
Culbreth Theatre November 6, 2011 | 4 pm Free for students & faculty
Medical Center Hour: A Meditation on Still/Here: Learning from Survivors
Jordan Conference Center Auditorium November 9, 2011; 12:30–1:30 pm Sponsored by The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture; Copresented with the Center for Design and Health, School of Architecture
Oliver Laxe Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Office of the Vice Provost For International Programs, the U.Va. Department of French & the College Council November 15 & 16, 2011
The son of Spanish immigrants, Oliver Laxe was born in Paris in 1982 and studied film at Pompeu Fabra University.
He moved to Tangiers four years ago where he created and now runs "Dao Byed", a 16mm film workshop with children. This workshop led to his first feature film, Todos vós sodes capitáns, a Zeitun film.
At the 2010 Cannes Film Festival Todos vós sodes capitáns was selected for the Director's Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) and awarded the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize.
A European filmmaker is making a movie with children living in a home for socially excluded youngsters in Tangier, Morocco. While filming, the director’s unorthodox methods of working cause his relationship with the children to disintegrate to such a point, that the initial course of the project is altered.
Arts & the Community MLK Celebration January 15-31, 2012
Join us as we commemorate the life and enduring legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during events planned January 15-31, 2012. Along with community partners, student and academic organizations we are planning a number of exciting events during this year’s celebration. We hope to see you at many of them. Your participation and feedback are welcomed..
I Have a Dream Free Speech Wall Presented by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences January 18 - 24, 2012
Thornton Hall A-Wing
Reception January 24 | 4 pm More information>
Working without Wages: Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia, 1819-1865 Presented by the University Library January 20-February 29, 2012
Special Collections Library More information>
A Song for Coretta Presented by Melanin Friday, January 20, 2012 | 8 pm
Culbreth Theater More information>
Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven Presented by PVCC January 21, 2012 | 7:30 pm
PVCC More information>
Stand Up Film Screening and Round-table Discussion Presented by the Office of the Dean of Students, the Asian Student Union, and Sustained Dialogue Sunday, January 22, 2012 | 6 pm
Newcomb Commonwealth Room More information>
Symposium: Re-Imagining the Public Realm: The Design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Presented by the School of Architecture and the College of Arts and Sciences Monday, January 23, 2012 2 pm & 5:30 pm
Campbell Hall More information>
Sing Your Song & Harry Belafonte Presented by the Virginia Film Festival January 24, 2012 | 6 pm
Paramount Theater More information>
ill-like, A collection of works by Aboriginal artist Vernon Ah Kee Presented by the Kluge-Ruhe January 24 - Arpil 8, 2012
Kluge-Ruhe More information>
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin Film Screening Presented by Minority Squared and the Black Student Alliance Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 7 pm
Nau Hall, Room 101 More information>
Black Voices 40th Anniversary Concert Presented by the Office of African American Affairs Friday, January 27, 2012 | 7 pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom More information>
Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness Documentary Screening & Discussion with Executive Producer Patrice O'Neill Presented by the Latino Student Alliance, the American Indian Student Union, the Middle Eastern Leadership Council, University & Community Action for Racial Equity, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Sunday, January 29, 2012 | 4 pm
Campbell Hall, Room 153 More information>
Henry Martin, who was born into slavery at Monticello in 1826 and was the University's bell-ringer for approximately 53 years.
National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
If There Be Such Space: Michael Lundgren and Aaron Rothman a collaborative installation of photography
January 27 - February 17 | M-F, 9-5 pm
Lecture by the Artists
January 26, 5:30 pm | Campbell Hall room 153
Final Friday Opening Reception
January 27, 5:30–7:30 pm
The Photography Department in Studio Art will mount an exhibition of contemporary photography in January and February 2012 in Ruffin Gallery featuring a collaborative installation by Michael Lundgren and Aaron Rothman. Lundgren and Rothman have spent the past decade engaged in a common photographic exploration of landscape. Sharing ideas, experiences and experiments, they have each created unique bodies of work investigating the complex connections between photography, perception, and the space of the natural landscape. At times, their work has been very similar in approach and process and at other times has diverged to opposite ends of a continuum representing a shared vision of photography as an essentially transformative medium. Occasionally they discover that they have each taken photographs from virtually the same vantage point in some vast landscape; these twin images reveal overlapping visions, but also very distinct sensibilities.
Michael Lundgren. Bloom, 2010. Archival pigment print, 32 x 40 inches
The Darden Art Project Embracing the World Beyond the Classroom
Darden School of Business
Gala and Auction
February 3 | Alumni Hall
A joint effort launched by Darden Students, Staff and Faculty
and sponsored by the Tayloe Murphy International Center.
The Darden Art Project (DART) is an initiative to highlight the global experiences, travel and homes of our community. We invite you to submit photographs of that you have taken of places and people around the world and in the US. The photographs may be of landscapes, buildings, people and of course Darden student, staff, faculty and alumni.
Your photographs will be reviewed by the Darden Selection Committee composed of Darden students, staff and faculty. Selected photos will be printed, framed and hung in the Student Building Hallway.
We will unveil these photographs at a Gallery Opening in early 2012.
In 2012, these photographs will be auctioned at the National Women MBA (NAWMBA) Auction to benefit the Charlottesville Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE). The DART Project is expected to continue annually, and a new set of photographs will be solicited, selected and hung in 2012.
Through film, performance arts and a public exhibit, Black Fire will explore the complex history of the struggle for racial equality, social justice and cultural transformation at U.Va. between 1969 and 1985.
In addition to creating a documentary film, Black Fire will recreate the highly successful Black Culture Week, inaugurated in 1970 by the Black Students for Freedom, later known as the Black Student Alliance.
"Black Culture Week Remixed," tentatively scheduled for February, will feature poetry, music from several popular ensembles on Grounds and dramatic reenactments of political speeches given during Black Culture Week in 1971.
An Evening with Houston A. Baker
February 21, 2012 | 6:30 pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom With an original piece by one of the most important members of U.Va.’s creative community, Professor Theresa Davis of the Drama Department
Baker's presentation marks not just the official launching of a series of events associated with the Black Fire project, but also the welcomed return of a seminal intellectual whose short tenure at U.Va. reminds us all of how Black student activism, Black Studies, and the Black Arts Movement shaped the cultural and political life of the University, particularly during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
As a faculty member at U.Va. during the early 1970s, Houston Baker was actively involved in the University's "Black Culture Week," an annual event which brought to grounds such noted figures as Dick Gregory, Harold Cruse, Julian Bond, Nikki Giovanni, and Arna Bontemps (whom Baker actually introduced in Newcomb Ballroom in 1971). Within the
larger Charlottesville community, Baker also addressed such issues as the persistence of racial discrimination (some of his family's experiences with racism in Charlottesville are documented in his book, I Don't Hate the South) and the politics of incarceration.
We’ve Come This Far By Faith
An Evening With Black Voices 40th Anniversary Concert April 21, 2012 | 7 pm
Darden School, Abbott Center
featuring Perfect Praise Dance Ministry & Jesus Aligns My Soul Dance Ministry
This event will be filmed and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Black Voices
LEONARDO LIVE offers an unprecedented opportunity for audiences worldwide to experience these da Vinci works, including 8 of his 15 extant paintings — several of which have never hung in the same room before. The historic exhibition is sold out in London and, due to the fragility of the paintings, the exhibition cannot tour.
We are very pleased to announce that The Paramount will host a panel discussion for all ticket holders following the broadcast and featuring three experts from the University of Virginia.
Director of the University of Virginia Art Museum and the author, among other works, of: The Sculpture of Jacopo Sansovino (1991); Andrea Palladio, the Architect in his Times (1994; 2007); and chief editor of Earth and Fire, Italian Terracotta Sculpture from Donatello to Canova (2001).
Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia and an expert on the relationship between art and science in Renaissance and Baroque Europe. She has written extensively on space, cartography, art theory, and Leonardo da Vinci. The author of The Marvel of Maps. Art, Cartography and Politics in Renaissance Italy (Yale U.P., 2005) she is currently completing a book on Leonardo da Vinci’s shadows.
Commonwealth Professor of Art History, Dept. of Art. Professor Barolsky has been teaching at the University of Virginia since 1969, mostly courses on various aspects of Italian Renaissance art and literature. His books include Michelangelo’s Nose, Why Mona Lisa Smiles, and Infinite Jest. His most recent book is A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso.(2001).
The Voxare String Quartet is not afraid to break down the boundaries of classical music. They
have made and performed their own transcriptions of popular and rock music and focused on
accessible presentations of contemporary chamber music while assimilating classical standards
and popular music. Here, they feature premieres by emerging composers in U.Va.’s program.
Emily Ondracek-Peterson | violin
Galina Zhdanova | violin
Erik Peterson | viola
Adrian Daurov | cello
Voxare String Quarte's concert presents premieres by emerging composers in U.Va's Composition and Computer Technologies Program: Kevin Davis, Erik DeLuca, Sarah O'Halloran, Chris Peck, Braxton Sherouse, Beau Sievers, & Paul Turowski
The gifted Voxare String Quartet is rising fast.
— New York Times Played with precision and passion. — New York Times Incisive and deeply musical. — Strand Magazine Young, enthusiastic, blessed with individual great instrumental skills. — concertonet.com
The mission of the Virginia Festival of the Book is to bring together writers and readers and to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture.
As the largest gathering of authors, writers, and readers in the Commonwealth, and, indeed, the Mid-Atlantic region, the Book Festival has become an integral part of the community and is presented in a unique partnership of contributors that includes the VFH, foundations, corporations, bookstores, schools, libraries, area businesses and organizations, and committed individuals. This partnership results in programs in a wide range of topics set among a variety of venues throughout the City of Charlottesville, County of Albemarle, and the University of Virginia.
Along with the staff, almost every aspect of the Festival is organized and generated by Festival Committees consisting of community volunteers who generously contribute their time and energy.
Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to a StoryFest day of children's authors and storybook characters; from a panel on how to publish a novel to a discussion on running a book club; from a workshop on book-binding to a discussion on freelancer's rights. All programs are open to the public; with the exception of a few ticketed events, programs are free of charge.
Elephant’s Graveyard Spectacle meets American Culture under the Big Top
March 21-24, 2012 | 8pm
by George Brant, directed by Richard Warner
Tickets available through the U.Va. Arts Box Office
A unique cultural experience focusing on the impact of the circus on American society integrates
the performance of George Brant’s play with panel discussions and demonstrations of circus
artistry. Participants gain a greater appreciation of the impact that circus and other forms of popular
entertainment have had and continue to have on the shaping of American culture and society.
Samira Abbassy Lee Ellen Fleming Painter-in-Residence
April 1-29 2012
Arab-Iranian artist Samira Abbassy, whose work deals with women, war and identity, will be a Painter-in-Residence in the Studio Art Program of the University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Art.
Abbassy will be in residence and creating her own work from April 1 through 29 in Ruffin Hall's studio 323. She will lecture on her work April 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 158. She also will give critiques in painting classes and work with Aunspaugh Fifth-Year Students whose work focuses on painting.
At the end of her U.Va. residency, Abbassy will have an Open Studio on April 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Ruffin Hall, studio 323. The public is invited to both her lecture and open studio.
Samira Abbassy Inflammatory Speech
Oil and collage on Panel
12 x 30 inches, 2005
Vernon Ah Kee
April 4-12, 2012
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
Aboriginal artist Vernon Ah Kee will visit the University of Virginia for an artist residency April 4 – 12. Ill-like, an exhibition of his drawings and textual works, is on view at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection through May 10. Ah Kee’s textual works can also be viewed at Brooks Hall Commons and at the International Residence College on U.Va. Grounds.
Romeo & Juliet Spectacle meets American Culture under the Big Top
April 19–21, 25–28 | 8 pm & April 29 | 2 pm
by William Shakespeare,
directed by Brantley M. Dunaway
Tickets available through the U.Va. Arts Box Office
The U.Va. Drama Department is peeling back the layers of one of the most oft-told love stories in entertainment history with a new production of Romeo and Juliet.
Directed by Brantley M. Dunaway, the Producing Artistic Director/Executive Director at Kentucky Shakespeare, the tale of the Montagues and Capulets is told from a whole new perspective. The story is set in the Mississippi Delta in the early 20th Century and, according to the director, has been fashioned with accessibility in mind.
“When people think of Shakespeare, because of the heightened language and the poetry, they view it as erudite,” Dunaway said. “They see it as this sort of highbrow type of writing and medium. But we have to remember that when Shakespeare was writing, he wasn’t writing for the upper crust. He was writing for the groundlings, for the common man. So especially in this play, there is some bawdiness to it. We like to soften it up by saying it is the greatest tragic love story, but there is more to it than that.”
UVaM and WHTJ-PBS are joining forces to bring intriguing fashions to Charlottesville from celebrity designers Johnathan Kayne and Heidi Elnora of the popular TV show Project Runway, and Cate Lyon, whose designs have been produced for Victoria's Secret and Henri Bendel.
Please join us for an exciting and elegant evening of high fashion and fine art at our new fundraiser, Art in Heels, on May 10, 2012.
For more information, please contact Anna E. von Gehr, director of development, at 434.242.3627.
Mountain Lake Biological Station Summer Art Lab Mountain Lake Biological Station
Perched on a mountaintop in Giles County, Virginia, the Mountain Lake Biological Station has served the science community of the University of Virginia since its creation in the 1930’s. Now it has opened its doors to the University’s Arts community, inviting the Studio Program to explore the beauty of its natural surroundings. These two courses in Sculpture and Drawing have been designed specifically for Mountain Lake. We will take advantage of this opportunity by exploring the landscape, the environmental elements and the scientific community that is welcoming us to their nature laboratory.
This is a residential program. Application to Mountain Lake and University of Virginia Summer Session is required.
ARTS 2580 - Special Project in Arts: Sculpture and Earth
Instructor: William Bennett, Associate Professor of Studio Art Course Dates: July 9 - July 20, 2012
A class of earth, wind, water, fire, sticks, stones, and the alchemy of making . Sculpture and Earth will be a studio art sculpture course without prerequisites in making and using the natural resources and landscape of the Mountain Lake Biological station. Projects will be made and exhibited on site. Photography and video will be used to record ephemeral works. This class will deal with the mysteries and responsibilities of living on and with the earth and marking our place and time in this relationship.
ARTS 1610 and ARTS 2620 - Beginning Drawing I and II
Instructor: Megan Marlatt, Professor of Studio Art Course Dates: July 23 - August 3, 2012
In this summer drawing course designed specifically for Mountain lake, we will take advantage of this opportunity by exploring the landscape in regards to scale, drawing the smallest of nature's artifacts to the largest of it's panoramic vistas. In respect for the scientific community that will welcome us to their nature laboratory, we will pursue that which both the Arts and Sciences have in common: the gift of observation. It will be through our acute observation of the environment that we will sharpen our drawing skills and expand our understanding of nature as one of the greatest muses of the Visual Arts.