U.Va. Art Museum Holds Fourth Friday Reception On March 25
March 15, 2005 --
The University of Virginia Art Museum will host a Fourth Friday reception on March 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Current museum exhibits include: “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,” “After Collage” and “Anastasi / Bradshaw / Cage / Cunningham.”
The ‘Punchline’ exhibition draws on works from the 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.
“Anastasi / Bradshaw / Cage / Cunningham,” centers on the cross-pollination of ideas among artists William Anastasi, Dove Bradshaw, John Cage and Merce Cunningham, all of whom broke boundaries and embarked on artistic adventures in dance, music and the visual arts during their years of friendship and professional collaboration in the early years of the second half of the 20th century.
Fourth Friday receptions are free for all members and special guests. A donation of $3 is requested from all nonmembers.
Students may sign up for their free museum membership by visiting the museum Web site: www.virginia.edu/artmuseum. Choose “UVA Students” from the right-hand menu and complete the form.
Students must bring a driver's license or passport identification to verify they are 21 or older.
For more information about the exhibit and the U.Va. Art Museum, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the museum Web site.
Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298