The University's Arts community strives to hold insightful, informative, and interesting symposiums
and conferences that are open to University and community members alike. Please check back for information regarding upcoming symposiums and conferences.
This spring, UVaM launched its lectures in art conservation. The Art of the Conservator—the second three-part series—includes a lecture and hands-on studio component.
“This is a very exciting and unique opportunity. With an eye towards the growing public awareness and popularity of conservation today and the newsworthy preservation projects being implemented by museums and governments the world over, we want to provide an opportunity for a direct, hands-on experience in understanding and engaging conservation and preservation issues.”
— Scott Nolley
The Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci: International Collaboration, and Global Access
April 12 - 14, 2012
Harrison Small Auditorium
The Conference, The Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci: International Collaboration, and Global Access, will be held in conjunction with the public launching of the project Leonardo da Vinci and His Treatise on Painting, an interactive digital platform dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci's legacy on art and science.
The conference focuses on Leonardo's legacy on the art, science and culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Taking Leonardo's Treatise on Painting as its point of departure, it pays special attention to the relations between theory and practice, to recent critical editions of Leonardo's original manuscripts, and to the diffusion of his Treatise on Painting. In sessions open to the public leading specialists from a wide range of disciplines will examine Leonardo's pictorial practice, his theoretical writing, and his drawings and paintings. In a closed-door meeting a group of selected guests will explore the future of digital projects centered on Leonardo's writings. The conference intends to explore new avenues for interdisciplinary research and collaborative scholarship to give global access to Leonardo's legacy.
The Education of Andy Warhol by Louis Menand
Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture, Spring 2012
Thursday, March 22 | 6 pm
Andy Warhol was the last of the major Pop artists to appear. He didn't invent Pop; Pop had already happened. Why did Warhol take so long to emerge as an important artist, and what was he doing that made his work distinctive and historically important?
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.
The McIntire Department of Music, with cosponsorship from the UVA departments of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and the Carter Woodson Institute for African and African-American Studies, will present a talk by Serge Etele of the Beth Yeshourun Jewish community of Cameroon. Mr Etele is touring the US for the first time this February and March.
Since 1998 Serge has been educating himself about Judaism and teaching his entire community about Jewish practices and observances from internet resources he found and studied on his own.
The story of the Beth Yeshourun community is a fascinating one. According to the New York based organization Kulanu, which initiated this speaking tour, they were a community of Christians until they discovered and then embraced traditional Judaism. Rabbi Gerald Sussman of Staten Island, New York, who visited Cameroon on last year to get to know this emerging community, says this group's emergence is "part of a turning towards Judaism in many parts of the world which will have profound implications for the Jewish future."
Serge Etele is deeply involved in the musical life of this community, and will spend a good part of this talk demonstrating and explaining how and what their musical expressions, both Cameroonian and Jewish, currently consist of. A lively discussion should ensue.
Later that evening (7:30 p.m.) Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville will host a slide show/sing along with Serge Etele. Children ages 7 and up (of any religious persuasion or none!) are especially encouraged to attend with their parents.
The Grand Tour Masterclass, Symposium & Concert October 13-14, 2011
21st-century college graduates backpacking through faraway capitals are hardly pioneers. As early as the 1600s, young Europeans of means began touring cultural capitals such as Rome, Venice, and Paris, followed soon by Americans. Known as "Grand Tours," these journeys were thought to culminate a classical education, and they included broad exposure to music of the time. The "Grand Tour" residency at the McIntire Department of Music will allow listeners to imagine what this experience was like, and to reflect critically on its historical and artistic significance.
Vanessa Agnew is Associate Professor of German at the University of Michigan. She does research on eighteenth-century music discourse, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travel writing and natural history, postcolonial theory, and historical reenactment. Her teaching includes courses on German opera and writings about music, travel, and eighteenth-century racial discourse.
Presented by the Piedmont Baroque, the performance will showcase music from the early decades of the Grand Tour, including compositions by Henry Purcell, Jean-Marie Leclair, Heinrich Schmelzer, Biagio Marini, and others. The performers will be playing on instruments of the era. The Piedmont Baroque is led by U.Va. faculty violinist David Sariti and includes Loren Ludwig (viola da gamba), Anne Timberlake (recorder), and Jennifer Streeter (harpsichord and organ).
Keynote Lecture by Peter Parshall Renaissance Architecture and the Print Trade
September 30, 2011; 5:30 pm
Marden Nichols Vitruvian Ornament in its Ancient Context
October 1, 2011; 9 am
Michael Waters Using and Abusing Architectural Prints in the Renaissance
October 1, 2011; 10 am
Carolyn Yerkes Variety in Repetition: The Afterlife of Architectural Drawings
October 1, 2011; 11:15 am
Christopher Heuer The Dismembered Column as Antiquity and Relic
October 1, 2011; 12 pm
Carmen Bambach, Francesca Fiorani & David Summers
Moderated by Cammy Brothers
October 1, 2011; 4:30 pm
The Symposium is dedicated to the memory of Mario di Valmarana, Professor Emeritus of the University of Virginia School of Architecture. It has been organized by Cammy Brothers and Michael Waters, with the support of the Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities, the Page-Barbour and Richards Lectures Committee, the University of Virginia School of Architecture, and a Deepening Global Engagement International Faculty Fellowship grant through the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs.
Cognitive psychologist Michael Kubovy's research focuses on visual and auditory perception, especially perceptual organization; cross-modal perception; and the psychology of art. The latter is the focus of his book The Psychology of Perspective and Renaissance Art. Kubovy's work is widely published in journals such as The Proceedings of the US Academy of Sciences and Experimental Brain Research. His research is currently supported by NSF, with previous awards from NIMH, the National Eye Institute, and the National Institute for Deafness and Communicative Disorders. He has received numerous awards for his achievements, including Cattell and Guggenheim fellowships, election to the select (100 or so members) Society of Experimental Psychologists, and a fellowship at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio. Among his invited lectures are the Wertheimer Lecture in Frankfurt and the Kanisza Lecture in Trieste, as well as numerous keynote conference addresses. Kubovy received the PhD from the Hebrew University, where he worked with Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. He has held faculty positions at Yale, Rutgers and the University of Virginia.
September 30, 2011
107 Old Cabell Hall
Creative Time Summit The University of Virginia as a Screening Partner September 23, 2011
An annual conference bringing together
cultural producers to discuss how their work
engages pressing issues affecting our world.
U.Va. joins Creative Time as a remote partner to host screenings of the live,
online component around grounds in order to advance dialogue around social
practice art, and to offer students an opportunity to share information,
discuss, debate, and collaborate. Summit participants range from art world
luminaries to those purposefully obscure, providing a glimpse into an evolving
community concerned with the political implications of socially engaged art.
These cultural works blur the forms of art and everyday life, emphasizing
participation, dialogue, and community engagement.
FAVE Bar and Lounge
Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library