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“The Museum: Conditions And Spaces” Opens At The University Of Virginia Art Museum Aug. 27

August 13, 2004 --

WHAT: Exhibit - “The Museum: Conditions and Spaces”

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 27
Fourth Friday reception, Friday, Aug. 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum
155 Rugby Road

WHO: Tyller-jo Smith, assistant professor, U.Va. McIntire Department of Art

WHAT: Gallery talk, “Red and Black Figure Pottery”

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum
155 Rugby Road

WHO: David Summers, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Art, U.Va. McIntire Department of Art

WHAT: Gallery Talk

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum
155 Rugby Road

The University of Virginia Art Museum celebrates the opening of a new exhibit, “The Museum: Conditions and Spaces” — which invites visitors to progress through its galleries in the same fashion that one walks around sacred spaces, offering both a visual and physical experience — at a Fourth Friday reception on Friday, Aug. 27, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit of works from the museum’s collection puts theory into practice and offers a new way to look at art based on the museum’s collections handbook, “The Museum: Conditions and Space,” featuring more than 100 major works in the collection, accompanied by entries by curators, faculty, graduate students and other art historians. Edited by Andrea Douglas, U.Va. Art Museum curator of collections and exhibitions, the catalog takes as its inspiration the new book, “Real Spaces: World Art History and the Rise of Western Modernism,” by David Summers, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Art, U.Va. McIntire Department of Art.

The exhibit, a collaboration between Douglas and Summers, tests the theories Summers sets out in his book. Divided into two parts — “Museum, Conditions, Places, and Spaces” and “The Art of the Modern Western Subject” — the exhibit is designed in a way that invites visitors to progress through the gallery space in the same fashion that one walks around sacred spaces, offering both a visual and physical experience. As with the collections catalog, the exhibit places works in the context of the human conditions of art production across cultural borders, emphasizing similarities in purpose.

Summers will give a Gallery Talk on two successive Sundays, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in the museum.
Fourth Friday receptions are free for all members, student members and special guests.

A donation of $3 is requested from all nonmembers and special guests.

Students may sign up for their free Museum membership by visiting the museum Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum. Click on "UVA Students" in the right-hand menu. Fill out the form.

All students must bring an ID (other than your student ID) to prove age 21 or older. A driver's license or passport will be accepted.

For more information about the exhibit and the U.Va. Art Museum, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the museum Web site: 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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