by Rebecca Arrington
of Virginia Art Museum
Museum changes name
Bayly Art Museum
is beginning the academic year with a new name University
of Virginia Art Museum. Actually, its our original
name, said Jill Hartz, the museums director.
museum was built in 1935 to honor Thomas H. Bayly, a University
alumnus, and the building on Rugby Road was funded with a major
bequest by Baylys daughter, Evelyn May Bayly Tiffany with
a grant from the federal government.
name of the museum has always been the University of Virginia
Art Museum, Hartz said. At some point in our history,
the stationery was changed from the University of Virginia
Art Museum, Thomas H. Bayly Building to the shortened version
Bayly Art Museum. The name of the building remains
the Thomas H. Bayly Building, in commemoration of his service
as a delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, as a circuit court
judge and as a U.S. Congressman.