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
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
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.
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."
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298