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Talk By Curator Stephen Margulies Illuminates “The Imagination On Edge” At U.Va. Art Museum

November 5, 2002--

WHO: Stephen Margulies

WHAT: Gallery talk about “The Imagination on Edge”

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va Art Museum, Rugby Road, Charlottesville, Va.

Stephen Margulies, curator of works on paper at the University of Virginia Art Museum, will give a gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibit “The Imagination on Edge: European Prints from the Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Early Twentieth Century.” The exhibit includes images from the age of Jefferson to the beginnings of Modernism.

“The philosophical tumult of this era birthed works of creativity and contradiction, a period in which science and realism replaced traditional idealism in art and philosophy; yet individualism, emotion, and imagination were more and more valued,” said Margulies.

The exhibit represents images that, in the words of artist Eugene Delacroix, demonstrate the “imagination on edge”- the risk and intensity of inventing or discovering a new world of art and understanding. This was a period of revolting against the past: the 18th century struggling with rebellions, and the 19th century examining the aftershocks, an age of contradiction and anguish. The works “express profound human emotion in the most incredible range through wonderful techniques. Emotion and imagination are liberated,” said Margulies.

The gallery talk on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. in the museum, is free and open to the public. Parking is available behind the building, which is wheelchair-accessible.

For details about the talk and the exhibit, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the museum Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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