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U.Va. Art Museum Features Three Exhibits At Fourth Friday Reception On Sept. 23

September 19, 2005 --

WHAT:         Fourth Friday Reception

WHEN:         Friday, Sept 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:       U.Va. Art Museum

                  155 Rugby Road           

The University of Virginia Art Museum will showcase three exhibits at a Fourth Friday reception on Sept. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

They are: “A Jefferson Ideal: Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts,” “Insistent Absence: The Unacknowledged Influence of Ukiyo-e on Modern Japanese Prints” and “The Power of the North: German, Dutch and Flemish Old Master Prints.”

 “A Jefferson Ideal[” marks the first exhibition of the Landons’ nationally recognized collection. It focuses on American paintings and decorative arts from the late 17th through the 19th centuries.

“The Power of the North” exhibit allows viewers to decide if Italian elegance is matched by German, Dutch or Flemish power and precision.

“Insistent Absence” explores the connections between the two historic periods and modes of print production — 17th through 19th century Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) and modern Japanese woodblock prints.       

Fourth Friday receptions are free to students and museum members. Students must bring a driver's license or passport identification to verify they are 21 or older. For all others, there is a $3 admission charge.

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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