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Exhibitions on Grounds    
The Fralin Museum of Art
at the University of Virginia

Thomas H. Bayly Building,
155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904   Map >

Tuesday – Sunday, 12–5 pm

On view—

  • Jasper Johns
    Early Prints from the Collections of
    Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
       More >
    January 17 – May 19, 2014
  • Portraying the Golden Age
    Drawings from the Maida &
    George Abrams Collectio
       More >
    August 23 – December 22

The Fralin Museum of Art displays a diverse range of works from its collection in addition to special exhibitions featuring artwork from other institutions, and offers programming which provides the opportunity to study and directly experience art.

  The Fralin Museum of Art
The Fralin Museum of Art
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum

400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place,
Charlottesville VA 22911   Map >

Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday, 1-5 pm

On view—

  • Heart of the Desert
    Aboriginal Art from Papunya,
    Yuendumu & Balgo
     More >
  • having-been-there
    by Nici Cumpston
       More >
    January 17 – May 18, 2014

As part of the University of Virginia, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection has undertaken a full program of rotating exhibits, public lectures, research on the collection, and education programs for children and adults. On grounds, works from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection can been seen at the The Fralin Museum of Art.

  David Bosun Print
David Bosun,
Baidamaw Titui Buna Urdhay Id, 2013.
Image courtesy Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Art Centre
Harrison Institute

Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library
McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904   Map >

Monday - Friday, 9-5; Saturday 1-5

On view—

  • Collecting American Histories:
    The Tracy W. McGregor Library at 75

    Main Floor, Main Exhibit Gallery    More >
  • Flowerdew Hundred: Unearthing
    Virginia's History
       More >
    Permanent Collection
  • Declaring Independence: Creating and
    Re-creating America's Document
       More >
    Permanent Collection

The Harrison Institute hosts a wide range of exhibitions, both permanent and changing, and associated events. More >

  Harrison Institute at the University of Virginia
John Dos Passos Papers, 1908-1967, Accession #5950-co, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections, University of Virginia.
Ruffin Gallery

Ruffin Hall, McIntire Department of Art, Studio Art
197 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville VA 22904  Map >

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-5
Tuesday, Thursday, 9-4:30

On view—

  • Ex.Hi.3 Visionary Workbook
    The Printmakers Left   More >
    February 24 – March 21, 2014
  • Mixed Bag
    Objects, Tools, Weapons, Performances    
    More >

    February 28 – March 5, 2014
  • George Nick
    Painter-in-Residence    More >
    January 20 – February 14, 2014

Ruffin Gallery in Ruffin Hall, the home of the Studio Art program, features the working of visiting artists, faculty, students, and alumni.

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  Charon by Lauren Shell
Charon, Puppet for Helms Theater
Production April, 2014,
By Lauren Shell, sculptor /MFA Grad Student, Drama Department
School of Architecture
Elmaleh Gallery, Dean's Gallery, East Wing Gallery and Corner Gallery

Campbell Hall, U.Va. School of Architecture
Culbreth Road, Charlottesville VA 22904   Map >

Monday - Friday, 9-5

On view—

  • Seth McDowell + Rychiee Espinosa
    City of Blubber

    Elmaleh Gallery   More >
    February 17 – March 14, 2014
  • 2013 Sarah McArthur Nix & Carlo Pelliccia
    Travelling Fellowships

    East Wing & Corner Galleries   More >
    February 17 – March 14, 2014 

Located in the main entrance of the School of Architecture, the Elmaleh Gallery hosts exhibitions selected by the Architecture School's faculty. There are around five exhibitions per semester.

The Dean's Gallery, which employs found materials for its lighting and display cases, held its inaugural exhibition in the fall 2009. Dean Kim Tanzer had the initial idea to turn the space located within the School of Architecture"s Campbell Hall into a gallery with changing exhibits.

  City of Blubber
City of Blubber
The Library Video Niche

Bayly Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4131   Map >

Summer Session
M–F 9 am – 6 pm

On view—

The Library Video Niche is venue for new media in the Fine Arts Library at the University of Virginia. Consisting of a Mac Pro connected to a wall mounted 60-inch flat screen, the gallery in a highly trafficked area of the library, has a couple comfy chairs and several pairs of wireless headphones to encourage viewers to sit and take their time viewing cutting-edge work by multimedia artists from around the country. The programming is a collaboration with the McIntire Department of Art and videos loop continuously while the library is open, seven days a week.

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To Rid Myself of You (video still) by Emily Franklin
Five Years Running (video still detail)
Clemons Art Gallery

Newcomb Road North
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4131   Map >

Open 24 hours

On view—

  • Student Show

The Clemons Art Gallery holds yearlong exhibitions of student-made art. Work is hung all throughout the study spaces of Clemons Library. The gallery is run by the Student Arts Committee on Student Council and is intended to increase awareness of artistic talent on grounds as well as to create a more beautiful working environment for students.

Clemons Art Gallery
Arthur J. Morris Law Library

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903 Map >

Regular Hours
Daily: 8 am - midnight

On view—

  • André Kertész
    Capturing Paris and New York
    More >
    Curated by Loren Moulds, Digital Collections Librarian; Philip Herrington, Special Collections Research Fellow; Cecilia Brown, Archivist
    August 2012 - July 2014

1985, an anonymous alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law donated to the Law Library Special Collections a set of fifty black-and-white photographs by André Kertész. Kertész, one of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century, produced over seventy years of arresting, exceptionally crafted, often amusing images that reflect the artist’s unending curiosity about life. In 2012, one hundred years after he took his first photograph, the Law Library is pleased to announce a two-year exhibition of Kertész’s work entitled André Kertész: Capturing Paris and New York. This exhibition, displayed at the Law Library, consists of forty-two original images of the two cities that most inspired Kertész and where he spent most of his life. The complete set of fifty prints can be viewed in the online gallery.

  Photograph from China, Vietnam, Cambodia series by Steve Gong at the Digital Media Lab
New York, 59th Street, 1960
André Kertész
John P. Connaughton Art Gallery

McIntire School of Commerce
Rouss & Robertson Halls, East Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22903   Map >

Monday - Friday, 7:30 - 5 pm

On view—

  • Faces
    by Eileen Williams   More >
    January 13 – March 15, 2014
  • McIntire Juried Photography Exhibit
    McIntire faculty, staff, & students   More >

In keeping with the tradition of Thomas Jefferson's model and the McIntire School of Commerce's vision of developing the well-rounded student, they support the diversity and interaction that art has with commerce. The John P. Connaughton Art Gallery, located on the third floor of Robertson Hall, is the perfect space for showcasing art generated by McIntire and U.Va. faculty, staff, and students. Featured exhibits in this art gallery will be on a rotating basis and are contingent upon the McIntire Art Committee's approval.

  Noble Lion by Megan Rose
by Eileen Williams
School of Nursing Art Collection
School of Nursing Art Collection/
Claude Moore Nursing Education Building

School of Nursing
Jeannette Lancaster Way, Charlottesville, VA 22903   Map >

Monday - Friday, 8-5

On view—

  • The Art Collection   More >

The School of Nursing art collection includes a collection of work by Harry Nadler donated by Dr. and Mrs. Glen Rhodes. Charlottesville artist Trisha Orr's painting interprets poetry by her husband, Gregory Orr, U.Va. Professor of Creative Writing. Local artist Anne Chesnut's Abecedarium and Labyrinth: La Destra are located on the ground floor. Walter H. Mason (N'83) donated two 1980s photographs of Charlottesville and evocative photographs by George A. Hurt, MD are found throughout the Dean's suite.

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  Abecededarium by Anne Chesnut at the School of Nursing Art Collection
Anne Chesnut. Abecededarium, 2007
Series six digital prints,
12 x 9”, image size, sheet size 20 x 13”
Digital Media Lab

Robertson Media Center, Clemons Library, 3rd floor
McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904   Map >

Hours >

On view—

The Digital Media Lab, a collaborative effort between ITC and the U.Va. Library, actively fosters an environment for peer-driven teaching and learning and hosts a collection of photos by Steve Gong and other U.Va. alumni.

  Photograph from China, Vietnam, Cambodia series by Steve Gong at the Digital Media Lab
Steve Gong
Photograph from China, Vietnam, Cambodia series
Darden School of Business

Darden School of Business
100 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, VA 22903    Map >

Monday - Friday, 8 - 5 pm

On view—

  • The Darden Art Project    More >

The Darden Art Project (DART) is an initiative to highlight the global experiences, travel and homes of the Darden community. The exhibit features photographs from all constituents of the school that have been taken of places and people around the world and in the US. The photographs could be of landscapes, buildings, people and of course Darden student, staff, faculty and alumni.

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  Fall 2010 Photography Contest Winner at the John P. Connaughton Art Gallery
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