We are deeply indebted to Tom and Lynn Meredith for the loan of this storied collection of Ansel Adams photographs. This is perhaps the finest collection of his works, gathered by the Friends of Photography under Adams' leadership.
In keeping with the Meredith's engagement with environmental conservation OpenGrounds will extend the reach of the exhibitions into the university, the community and beyond.
Ana Golici, There Is No Out, 2012, collage of digital prints (work in progress), 8 x 12 feet
John P. and Stephanie F. Connaughton Gallery Opening McIntire School of Commerce
This Time, That Place
An Exhibition by Matt Kleberg
& Elizabeth Stehl Kleberg
August 30, 2013 – December 5, 2013
Friday, September 13, 4–6pm
This collection of paintings and photomontages conflates ideas of time and space, held in tension between real experience, and their interpretation or memory of experience. Elizabeth’s landscapes are invented from images, fractured and reconstructed, that represent the space between her home place of Virginia and her husband’s home place of Texas. The collages, sometimes familiar and sometimes bizarre, reorient their perceived experience, and re-imagine one’s unique sense of place.
Matt’s paintings begin with photos from an album belonging to his father. Abstract interruptions stand in for the disconnect between Matt’s experience of the photos and his father’s actual memories. Both artists work from images that describe parts of their lives in specific time and place, and anticipate the inherent transformation and reorientation of these images. In the creative process, whether it be through painting or photomontage, the work is inevitably deconstructed in order to be reinvented.
Ngau Gidthal (My Stories) David Bosun: Exhibition & Residency
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
In September the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of U.Va. will host artist David Bosun, a printmaker and woodcarver from Moa Island in the Torres Strait. His residency, sponsored by Australia Council for the Arts, will provide a variety of exciting, interdisciplinary opportunities to meet the artist and learn about his unique culture and art practice.
Exhibition: Sept 6 – Dec 29, 2013
Opening Reception Sept 6, 2013 | 5:30–7:30 pm Ngau Gidthal (My Stories)
with the artist, David Bosun
Guided Tour Sept 7, 2013 | 10:30 am Ngau Gidthal (My Stories)
with the artist, David Bosun
Night at the Museum Sept 19, 2013 | 5–9 pm Ngau Gidthal (My Stories)
with the artist, David Bosun
Artist Talk | Campbell Hall, Rm 153 Sept 24, 2013 | 5:30 pm with the artist, David Bosun
Moa Stars, Moa Stories: Astronomy from a Torres Strait Perspective Sept 29, 2013 | 7 pm McCormick Observatory
with the artist, David Bosun
David Bosun, Baidamaw Titui Buna Urdhay Id, 2013
Image courtesy Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Art Centre
Music Festival 2013
The 2013 Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival is upon us, with five concerts, a free lunchtime concert, and a night of new works and improvisation lined up from September 8 to September 22! These events will present a number of musicians from the corners of the world and all shades of the musical spectrum, performing in the Paramount Theater and Old Cabell Hall.
We are ever grateful to artist David Summers, for his painting which will adorn all of our publicity materials this season: Two Violins with Orchid and Sunflower. As always, the original painting will be on silent auction during intermission at each of our performances. The highest bidder at the last concert will be the lucky person to take the painting home with them! All proceeds go toward next season’s Festival.
Artist Lecture with Dave Woody Looking and Looking Away
Ruffin Gallery Exhibition
September 12, 2013 | 5 pm
Ruffin Hall | Room 204
August 26 – October 4
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9–5
Tuesday, Thursday, 9–4:30
Looking and Looking Away is an exhibition of works by Dave Woody, an artist whose deep involvement with portraiture has spanned more than two decades. The works presented here are richly detailed views of iconic figures encountered in situ, steeped in qualities of the view camera image—focus that touches, skips, and stings, tones that fade out into gradients. These prints take time to see. We look at them as much as through them. We become absorbed.
Tina Fey will return to the University of Virginia this fall to kick off a new speaker series highlighting the positive impact of arts on society. Fey studied playwriting and acting and graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in drama. Her appearance, set for Sept. 14 at 8:15 p.m., will be the inaugural address of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts, an initiative of the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.
The University Programs Council of the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra are joining forces to present Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, September 15, at 8:00 pm. First launched in 2009, this free outdoor pops concert will take place in the McIntire Amphitheater at U.Va. The rain location is Old Cabell Hall on the U.Va Grounds.
Mark Edmundson Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Mezzanine | UVa Bookstore | 5 pm
The UVa Bookstore is pleased to host English Dept. Professor Mark Edmundson in a reading and discussion of his new book, Why Teach?, cited by novelist Tom Perrotta as “a heartfelt & provocative book that will interest anyone who wonders what happed to the idea that college should be a life-altering, mind-expanding experience.”
The event is free and open to the public. Mark will sign copies of his book immediately following his talk.
Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design
As much as the needs of fact, the needs of the spirit and the senses, must be satisfied. Architecture is as much a part of the realm of art as it is of technology; the fusion of thinking and feeling.
- Harry Seidler, 1963
UVa School of Architecture | Campbell Hall
Elmaleh, Corner and Naug Galleries
November 8 – December 4, 2013
Monday-Friday 8 am-6 pm
Friday, November 8, 2013 Guided Preview | 12:30pm Lecture by Vladimir Belogolovsky, curator | 6 pm, Campbell Hall, 153 Reception | 7:30pm
Lecture by Wolfgang Förster
Head of Housing Research Department,
City of Vienna
November 13, 2013 | 2 pm
Campbell Hall 153
Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design is a traveling exhibition celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of Harry Seidler, the leading Australian architect of the twentieth century. The exhibition traces Austrian-born Seidler’s key role in bringing Bauhaus principles to Australia and identifies his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology. The fifteen featured projects—five houses and five towers in Sydney, and five major commissions beyond Sydney—focus on Seidler’s life long creative collaborations, a pursuit he directly inherited from Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, with progressive artistic visionaries: architects Marcel Breuer and Oscar Niemeyer, engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, photographer Max Dupain, and artists Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Norman Carlberg, Sol LeWitt, Charles Perry, Frank Stella, and Lin Utzon. This exhibition was developed by Intercontinental Curatorial Project with Penelope Seidler and Harry Seidler & Associates in Sydney and is presented through architectural models, sculpture maquettes, photographs, films, correspondence, books, scrapbooks, periodicals, drawings, original sketches, and other items—provided by the architect’s family, Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive at Syracuse University, and the private archives of artists Norman Carlberg, Charles Perry, and Lin Utzon.
Fall Experimental Dance Concert UVa Dance Program
December 5th, 6th, & 7th | 8pm
Program features works by students and dance faculty in collaboration with guest composers: Matthew Burtner, Erik DeLuca, and
The Dance Program of the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia presents its Fall Experimental Dance Concert on December 5-7 at 8:00 p.m. in the Culbreth Theatre.
The Fall Dance Concert emphasizes experimentation through the use of inventive staging, dance on film, and projections. The diverse works created by faculty and student choreographers experiment with interactions between subjects as diverse as American Sign Language, Fosse movement, and poetry. Faculty-designed pieces have unique sound scores due to collaboration with local musicians, faculty, and grad students from the McIntire Department of Music.
Tickets can be purchased online at the UVa 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 on performance nights is available in the Culbreth Road Parking Garage, located next to the Drama Building.