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U.Va. Art Museum Will Hold Panel Discussion On Folk Art Nov. 8

 

October 23, 2001-- The University of Virginia Art Museum will sponsor a panel discussion related to the exhibition "Singular Visions: Folk Art from Charlottesville Collections," on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153.

Moderated by the exhibition's curator, Suzanne Foley, who is curator of collections and exhibitions at the museum, the panel will feature Richard Guy Wilson, chair of the Department of Architectural History in the School of Architecture; Rebecca A. Hoffberger, founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore; and Wallace Best, assistant professor in the department of religious studies. The public is invited to a reception in the museum following the discussion which is titled "Art with a Capital A."

Wilson's research focuses on 18-20th-century architecture, design, and art in America and abroad.

Hoffberger is the founder and director of America’s official national museum for "outsider" art. In 1996 she received an honorary doctorate from the Maryland Institute College of Art and also was honored for her work on behalf of establishing medical field hospitals in Nigeria.

Best teaches African-American and American religious history. For his panel presentation, he will focus on African-American religious history and regional expressions.

The panel and folk art exhibition, on view in the museum through Dec. 2, are sponsored by the University of Virginia Art Museum’s Volunteer Board.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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