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U.Va. Art Museum Begins Fall Series Of Gallery Talks And Docent Conversations

August 20, 2004 -- Throughout the fall the University of Virginia Art Museum will offer a new series of talks by museum docents, faculty, curators, artists and graduate students that relate to special exhibits on view in the museum.

Docent conversations begin Sunday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. The program is free and participants should meet in the museum's lobby. The docent conversation series continues throughout the fall semester at 2 p.m. on these Sundays: Sept. 12, 19, and 26; Oct. 17 and 31; Nov. 7 and 21; and Dec. 19.

In addition, the museum invites the public to attend free gallery talks, beginning Sept. 4. The talks are held on Saturdays and occasional Sundays, with some repeating on Tuesdays. The schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m.: "Emmet Gowin Photographs" by photographer and McIntire Department of Art Professor Bill Wylie
  • Tuesday, Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m.: "Red & Black Figure Pottery" by McIntire of Art Professor Tyler-Jo Smith
  • Saturday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m.: "Ragamala Pages" by McIntire Department of Art Professor Daniel Ehnbom
  • Saturday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m. and repeated Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 12:30 p.m.: "Sally Mann and Southern Landscape Photography" by McIntire Department of Art graduate student Elizabeth Birdsall
  • Sunday, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10, 2 p.m.: "The Museum: Conditions and Spaces" by McIntire Department of Art Professor David Summers
  • Saturday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m., and repeated Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m.: "Whiteness" by McIntire Department of Art Graduate student Rebecca Schoenthal
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m.: " museum curator Stephen Margulies on the exhibit "Lifeline"
  • Saturday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m., and repeated Tuesday, Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m.: "Video Art and Bill Viola" by Richard Herskowitz, director, Virginia Film Festival
  • Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m., Tyler Stallings, curator, Laguna Art Museum, on the exhibit "Whiteness"
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30, 12:30 p.m.: McIntire Department of Art Graduate Fellow Elizabeth Hahn on the exhibit "Lifeline"
  • Sunday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m., and repeated Tuesday, Dec. 7, 12:30 p.m.: "Video Art" by museum curator Andrea Douglas

For details about the talks, exhibits or information about the 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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