2008-2009 VISUAL ARTS (October 2008 – April 2009)
Mel Ziegler’s residency included several speaking engagements, classroom visits and an exhibition, titled Lessons Learned, in Ruffin Gallery in Spring of 2009. Ziegler has shown his works nationally and internationally. His current projects include a public art master plan for Lake Como Park in Fort Worth, Texas, and a major public art commission for the Art in Public Places Program, in Cambridge, Mass.
2007-08 MUSIC (January–February 2008)
Fred Frith and Evelyn Glennie completed a week-long residency which included improvisation workshops, colloqium and two concert performances involving UVA musicians, both student and faculty.
2006-07 DRAMA (January 2007)
Pig Iron Theatre Company presented a week-long residency involving workshops, class visits, a film screening, and two company performances of Hell Meets Henry Halfway. Pig Iron held workshops of Mask, Melodrama, and Entrances & Exits with a showcase of the work students developed in the sessions.
2005-06 VISUAL ARTS (Spring 2006)
The Arts Board presented works by artists with environmentally conscious visions. Printmaker and book artists Allyson Mellburg-Taylor explored various printing and bookmaking techniques that are non-toxic and environmentally sound, presenting these works across Grounds and providing workshops on these techniques. The Arts Board, UVa Art Museum and the Virginia Arts of the Book Center, the Bridge, and other community groups sponsored visiting artist Alberto Rey for his “Local Species” project. The project documented local fish and investigated the relation of eco-systems to local culture and conditions.
2004-05 MUSIC (March 2005-April 2005)
Meredith Monk on Grounds for a residency involving workshops in composition, voice and performance; a colloquium; and a performance with vocal ensemble. She is a pioneer in what is now called "extended vocal technique" and "interdisciplinary performance" and is involved in creating works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in an effort to discover and weave together new modes of perception.
2002-03 VISUAL ARTS (October 2002 - September 2003)
Tim Rollins on Grounds for a residency involving Rollins/KOS (Kids of Survival) workshop facilitation training; on-going UVA student-led workshops throughout the community utilizing Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights' Dream; exhibitions in Fayerweather, Newcomb Gallery and UVA Art Museum; 5 public lectures; a Seminar Class on Public Art & Social Activism; a summer camp program; and Rollins creating a work of art representing the UVA works of spring and summer 2003.
2001-02 MUSIC (February 2002)
Bobby McFerrin on Grounds for a residency on vocal improvisation, conducting and composition. The residency featured a solo performance; Master classes; workshops, including one for a cappella group members; and a concert performance with students.
2000-01 DRAMA (January 2001)
The Second City on Grounds for a residency in improvisational theatre. The troupe provided a series of workshops, prepared two performances with UVA students and drama majors, and concluded the week with an improv/sketch comedy show.
1999-2000 VISUAL ARTS (September-November 1999)
Daniel Reeves presented his project “Origin”, a site specific installation comprised of 1,028 Amida Buddha statues, cast in plaster by UVA students, used as pixels or fragments of a mosaic to form a Japanese ideogram which means root, origin, or family lineage. (Spring Semester 2000) Agnes Denes created a poetry walk made from histories and stories of Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia. This piece was designed to commemorate the history and celebrate the future of the University as we moved on to the new millennium.
1998-99 MUSIC (February 1999)
JazzFest '99 featured Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Oliver Lake and Steve Turre's Sanctified Shells with Quartette Indigo in performances and workshops.
1997-98 DRAMA (February – March 1998)
Bill Irwin presented a clowning residency in the tradition of physical comedy. He performed with UVA students and drama majors as well as holding workshops, lectures and interview/discussion sessions.
1996-97 VISUAL ARTS (March 1997)
Italo Scanga created assemblage sculpture works in conjunction with the students of the University of Virginia.
1995-96 MUSIC (November 1995)
The Kronos Quartet, a San Francisco based modern string quartet, performed two concerts including Tan Dun's Ghost Opera and P.Q. Phan's "Tragedy at the Opera. During their weekend residency, they also held two open rehearsals and two discussion sessions.
1994-95 VISUAL ARTS (March-May 1995)
Ellen Driscoll created "Passionate Attitudes", an installation exhibited at the Medical School portico and library and the Fayerweather Gallery. Ms. Driscoll also exhibited her works: "From There on up to Here and Now" in the Alderman Library, "Loophole of Retreat" in the UVA Art Museum, and "Migration" at the Newcomb Hall Gallery.
1993-94 DRAMA (April 1994)
During the Wonderfully Wacky Week of Whatnot and Whimsy, the clowns of the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus - including internationally renowned David Larible - and clowns from around the United States performed their antics around Grounds.
1992-93 VISUAL ARTS
Renditions of the architecture of renowned Russian architects Brodsky and Utkin was exhibited in the UVA Art Museum and the Newcomb Hall Gallery.
The Jazz Festival included performances by jazz greats: Max Roach Quartet, Jackie McLean Quartet, Jack DeJohnette's New Directions with Lester Bowie, Eddie Gomez, and John Abercrombie, and the Mingus Dynasty.
1990-91 DRAMA (April 1991)
Bread and Puppet Theater, an avant-garde theater group, completed a week-long residency at the University which involved student volunteers in its outdoor dramatic performances.
1989-90 VISUAL ARTS (Fall 1989)
The UVA Art Museum hosted "Delights for the Senses", a spectacular art exhibit of Dutch and Flemish still life paintings.
1988-89 MUSIC (March 1989)
Isaac Stern, the world's foremost violinist, performed two concerts at Old Cabell.