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Bayly Changes Name

August 29, 2001-- The Bayly Art Museum is beginning the new academic year with a new name -- University of Virginia Art Museum. "Actually, it's our original name," said Jill Hartz, the museum's director.

Located in the Thomas H. Bayly Building on Rugby Road, the museum was built in 1935 to honor Bayly, a University alumnus. A major bequest by Bayly's daughter, Evelyn May Bayly Tiffany, provided most of the construction funding.

"The 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.

The museum's plans include a new 41,000-square-foot facility that will allow display of a larger selection of its collections, feature visiting exhibits not available in the current location because of a lack of space and climate control, and expand its mission as an educational resource to the University and the community. The new museum will be built just above Lambeth Field along the Colonnade in the proposed Arts Precinct. "With these plans on the horizon," Hartz said, "this seems an opportune time to claim our identity." Of course the name could change again she adds, "in honor of a major donation to our campaign."

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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