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Saturday, August 26

Saturday Guided Tour of Australian Aboriginal Art

Saturday, September 2

Saturday Guided Tour of Australian Aboriginal Art

Wednesday, September 6

Study Abroad Fair

Ongoing Exhibits

Songs of a Secret Country
Australia: Defending the Ocean


Saturday, August 26

Saturday Guided Tour of Australian Aboriginal Art
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa; 400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911;
Description: Join us at 10:30 am for a free, guided tour of the current exhibitions at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, the only museum of Indigenous Australian art in the world! The tour is free and no reservations are needed. On the first Saturday of each month the tour is led by a Kluge-Ruhe staff member, which sometimes includes access to the behind-the-scenes art storage space of the museum. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum docents lead tours on the remaining Saturdays.
Contact: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection; kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu; 434-244-0234; http://www.virginia.edu/kluge-ruhe/visit/visitor-information <br/> ical link: http://calendar.virginia.edu/cal/misc/export.gdo?calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal&guid=CAL-8a7a83f4-59fe0f88-0159-ff6cd250-000041dfdemobedework@mysite.edu&recurrenceId=20170826T143000Z&nocache=no&contentName=CAL-8a7a83f4-59fe0f88-0159-ff6cd250-000041dfdemobedework@mysite.edu.ics <br/> Add to Google Calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&dates=20170826T143000Z/20170826T153000Z&text=Saturday Guided Tour of Australian Aboriginal Art&details=Join us at 10:30 am for a free, guided tour of the current exhibitions at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, the only museum of Indigenous Australian art in the world! The tour is free and no reservations are needed. On the first Saturday of each month the tour is led by a Kluge-Ruhe staff member, which sometimes includes access to the behind-the-scenes art storage space of the museum. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum docents lead tours on the remaining Saturdays.&location=Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa

Saturday, September 2

Saturday Guided Tour of Australian Aboriginal Art
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa; 400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911;
Description: Join us at 10:30 am for a free, guided tour of the current exhibitions at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, the only museum of Indigenous Australian art in the world! The tour is free and no reservations are needed. On the first Saturday of each month the tour is led by a Kluge-Ruhe staff member, which sometimes includes access to the behind-the-scenes art storage space of the museum. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum docents lead tours on the remaining Saturdays.
Contact: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection; kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu; 434-244-0234; http://www.virginia.edu/kluge-ruhe/visit/visitor-information <br/> ical link: http://calendar.virginia.edu/cal/misc/export.gdo?calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal&guid=CAL-8a7a83f4-59fe0f88-0159-ff6cd250-000041dfdemobedework@mysite.edu&recurrenceId=20170902T143000Z&nocache=no&contentName=CAL-8a7a83f4-59fe0f88-0159-ff6cd250-000041dfdemobedework@mysite.edu.ics <br/> Add to Google Calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&dates=20170902T143000Z/20170902T153000Z&text=Saturday Guided Tour of Australian Aboriginal Art&details=Join us at 10:30 am for a free, guided tour of the current exhibitions at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, the only museum of Indigenous Australian art in the world! The tour is free and no reservations are needed. On the first Saturday of each month the tour is led by a Kluge-Ruhe staff member, which sometimes includes access to the behind-the-scenes art storage space of the museum. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum docents lead tours on the remaining Saturdays.&location=Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa

Wednesday, September 6

Study Abroad Fair
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Newcomb Ballroom; ;
Description: Explore the many opportunities to study abroad for a semester or part of the summer. All majors can go abroad! Financial aid available. Visit with providers and faculty who lead programs. <br/> See: educationabroad.virginia.edu
Contact: International Studies Office; evg5f@virginia.edu; 434-243-2310; http://www.virginia.edu/iso <br/> ical link: http://calendar.virginia.edu/cal/misc/export.gdo?calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal&guid=CAL-8a7a83f4-5d59de6d-015d-5c950912-00006369demobedework@mysite.edu&recurrenceId=&nocache=no&contentName=CAL-8a7a83f4-5d59de6d-015d-5c950912-00006369demobedework@mysite.edu.ics <br/> Add to Google Calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&dates=20170906T150000Z/20170906T190000Z&text=Study Abroad Fair&details=Explore the many opportunities to study abroad for a semester or part of the summer. All majors can go abroad! Financial aid available. Visit with providers and faculty who lead programs.&location=Newcomb Ballroom

Ongoing Exhibits

Songs of a Secret Country
Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:00 PM - Sun , April 8, 2018 4:00 PM
Where: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa; 400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911;
Description: This exhibition comprises contemporary paintings and sculpture by Indigenous Australian artists from various regions across the Australian continent, from the central desert to coastal regions and islands. Centering on the theme of “country,” the artworks sing melodies of ancestors and land, creation and power, history and memory, community and identity. In caring for and painting their ancestral terrain and home places, Aboriginal artists acknowledge the countless memories already lived and those to come. "Songs of a Secret Country" was curated by five students from universities across the United States. As part of the UVA Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, this project trains the next generation of curators to address the pressing lack of diversity in museum practice. The artworks represented are a recent gift to the Kluge-Ruhe Collection by philanthropists Stephen and Agatha Luczo of California. <br/> See: www.kluge-ruhe.org
Contact: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection; kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu; 434-244-0234; http://www.virginia.edu/kluge-ruhe/visit/visitor-information <br/> ical link: http://calendar.virginia.edu/cal/misc/export.gdo?calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal&guid=CAL-8a7a83f4-5d16ebe6-015d-18b39296-00000658demobedework@mysite.edu&recurrenceId=&nocache=no&contentName=CAL-8a7a83f4-5d16ebe6-015d-18b39296-00000658demobedework@mysite.edu.ics <br/> Add to Google Calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&dates=20170720T210000Z/20180408T200000Z&text=Songs of a Secret Country&details=This exhibition comprises contemporary paintings and sculpture by Indigenous Australian artists from various regions across the Australian continent, from the central desert to coastal regions and islands. Centering on the theme of “country,” the artworks sing melodies of ancestors and land, creation and power, history and memory, community and identity. In caring for and painting their ancestral terrain and home places, Aboriginal artists acknowledge the countless memories already lived and those to come. "Songs of a Secret Country" was curated by five students from universities across the United States. As part of the UVA Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, this project trains the next generation of curators to address the pressing lack of diversity in museum practice. The artworks represented are a recent gift to the Kluge-Ruhe Collection by philanthropists Stephen and Agatha Luczo of California.&location=Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa

Australia: Defending the Ocean
Friday, July 28, 2017 9:00 AM - Sun , January 7, 2018 5:00 PM
Where: Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library; 291 McCormick Road; http://www.library.virginia.edu/
Description: This exhibition includes twenty-one sculptures made of discarded commercial fishing nets that washed up on the shore in the community of Pormpuraaw, north Queensland, Australia. “Ghost nets” trap and kill the rich array of marine life in the ocean, eventually drifting to the bottom of the sea to suffocate the seabed and coral reefs. The turtles, sharks, rays and other animals affected are culturally and spiritually important to local Indigenous people. To clean up their environment and raise awareness about the long-term damage caused by the nets, Indigenous artists of Pormpuraaw are repurposing them into fine art sculptures. Also included in the exhibition are three prints and an aluminum sculpture of a stingray by Brian Robinson (Maluyliga, Wuthathi, Malaysia Dayak). The sculpture, Ocean Guardian, represents the creation story of the Great Barrier Reef and is covered in mineral, the distinctive graphic patterns of Torres Strait art. In his linocut prints, Robinson draws on his Torres Strait Islander heritage and traditional art historical and pop culture imagery. <br/> See: http://www.kluge-ruhe.org/news/-ghost-nets-exhibition-opens-with-lecture-and-reception
Contact: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection; kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu; 434-244-0234; http://www.virginia.edu/kluge-ruhe/visit/visitor-information <br/> ical link: http://calendar.virginia.edu/cal/misc/export.gdo?calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal&guid=CAL-8a7a83f4-5dc0dede-015d-c22f5a0c-00006527demobedework@mysite.edu&recurrenceId=&nocache=no&contentName=CAL-8a7a83f4-5dc0dede-015d-c22f5a0c-00006527demobedework@mysite.edu.ics <br/> Add to Google Calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&dates=20170728T130000Z/20180107T220000Z&text=Australia: Defending the Ocean&details=This exhibition includes twenty-one sculptures made of discarded commercial fishing nets that washed up on the shore in the community of Pormpuraaw, north Queensland, Australia. “Ghost nets” trap and kill the rich array of marine life in the ocean, eventually drifting to the bottom of the sea to suffocate the seabed and coral reefs. The turtles, sharks, rays and other animals affected are culturally and spiritually important to local Indigenous people. To clean up their environment and raise awareness about the long-term damage caused by the nets, Indigenous artists of Pormpuraaw are repurposing them into fine art sculptures. Also included in the exhibition are three prints and an aluminum sculpture of a stingray by Brian Robinson (Maluyliga, Wuthathi, Malaysia Dayak). The sculpture, Ocean Guardian, represents the creation story of the Great Barrier Reef and is covered in mineral, the distinctive graphic patterns of Torres Strait art. In his linocut prints, Robinson draws on his Torres Strait Islander heritage and traditional art historical and pop culture imagery.&location=Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library