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‘Expose Yourself’
The University Of Virginia Art Museum Features
A Spring Arts Event At Fourth Friday Reception On April 22

April 11, 2005 --

WHO:            U.Va. Art Museum

WHAT:         Fourth Friday Reception and
Spring Arts Event by U.Va. Students

WHEN:         Friday, April 22, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:       U.Va. Art Museum

                  155 Rugby Road

                  Admission is free.

A parade of models wearing costumes designs created by University of Virginia students using nontraditional materials will be a feature of the University of Virginia Art Museum Fourth Friday Reception on April 22. “Expose Yourself,” a collaborative spring arts event, designed to interest students in the museum, will begin at 6 p.m. A party for students with food, drinks and dancing will follow the event.

Also on view will be the current museum exhibits, including: “Masterpieces of European Drawing;” “Punchline: Six Centuries of the Comic and the Grotesque in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the Collection;" “Aspects of Influence: Lincoln Perry Mines the Collection” and “After Collage.”

“Masterpieces of European Drawing, features 62 works from the Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archeologie, Besançon, France. This special exhibition includes works on paper by 16th through early 20th century European artists, including Gustave Courbet, Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Théodore Gericault, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Andrea Mantegna, Henri Matisse, Nicholas Poussin, Pierre Paul Rubens, Theodore Rousseau, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn and Jean-Antoine Watteau.  

The ”Punchline” exhibition draws on works from the museum collection in a survey of the key steps in the development of the grotesque, and the related category of caricature, within art in the West. The works range from whimsical architectural ornaments of the late Renaissance to 20th century political protest images.

In ”Aspects of Influence,” figurative painter Lincoln Perry selected pictorial artist Bruno Civitico’s “Death of Eudamidas” as the focus of the exhibit to demonstrate the influences artists have on one another.

“After Collage” focuses on the evolving concept of collage as explored in the work of contemporary artists from 1976 to 2003. Representing a variety of media — both conventional and unconventional — works in the exhibition share a common idea: disparate elements come together to form a coherent whole that expresses the art of collage.

The April Fourth Friday reception is free to all.

Students must bring a driver's license or passport identification to verify they are 21 or older.

For more information about the spring arts event, contactMariel O’Brien at (516) 220-5840 or mko2b@virginia.edu; or Lizzy Hobgood at (919) 302-1194 or eth2n@virginia.edu. For information about the museum, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site at 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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