Raymond Bulambula

Visiting Fellow Raymond Bulambula guides a UVA art student in making a "Marratjirri" Morning Star Pole.

Fayerweather Studio

Fayerweather Hall, McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia

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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

Fralin

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

The Great Mojado Invasion

Sunday, February 17, 2019
5pm | Campbell Hall

Sunday, February 17

5pm | Campbell Hall

This one night only event features the screening of a newly remastered version of Guillermo Gómez-Peña‘s classic mockumentary,"The Great Mojado Invasion."

"La Pocha Nostra is an ever growing cross-disciplinary arts organization and non-profit based in San Francisco, California with branches in Central and South America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific.

La Pocha Nostra was founded in 1993 by Guillermo Gomez Pena, Roberto Sifuentes, Michèle Ceballos Michot and Nola Mariano in Los Angeles. The goal was to formalize conceptually Gomez-Pena's collaborations with other performance artists...

If there is a common denominator, it is our desire to cross and erase dangerous borders including those between art and politics, art practice and theory, artist and spectator - ultimately to dissolve borders and myths of purity whether they be specific to culture, ethnicity, gender or language.

Susana Baca, Afro-Peruvian Musician, in Concert

Sunday, February 17, 2019
7pm | Old Cabell Hall

Sunday, February 17
7pm | Old Cabell Hall

FREE & open to the public, but tickets required.

SUSANA BACA is a two-time winner of the coveted Latin American Grammy Award, for the Best Folk Album for Lamento Negro in 2002 and again for her participation in the Latin-American super group Los Super Seven which included Mexican stars from Los Lobos and the Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso. She introduced Afro-Peruvian music to the world. The musical legacy of the Africans who created communities along the Peruvian coast is her passion. Her whole life has been dedicated to celebrating her African heritage, keeping the irresistible rhythms of her ancestors alive. See a video of Baca performing here.

GET TICKETS The general public may pick up tickets beginning February 3. Two tickets maximum per person. (Members of the UVA Community can reserve tickets at the Box Office from now until Feb 3, but must show ID.)

Museum Trek

Friday, March 8, 2019
All Day | Richmond, VA

Museum Trek to Richmond, VA

Friday, March 8, 2019

Join the Creative Arts, Media, & Design Community on a trek to Richmond, Virginia to explore the world of museum careers! Get exposed to various roles within art, design, and history museum sites.

Sites include: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and 1708 Gallery.

Register HERE by March 1st. Those selected must reserve their spot by March 3rd by paying a $50 deposit, which will be refunded to those who attend.

This career trek is co-sponsored by the UVA Department of Art History.

Gallery Talk & Weaving Demonstration

Artist Lily Hope (Tlingit)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
1pm | The Fralin Museum of Art

Gallery Talk & Weaving Demonstration

Lily Hope (Tlingit)

Tuesday, Jan 22, 1-3:30pm

The Fralin Museum of Art

Lily Hope weaves Ravenstail and Chilkat textiles. Her ensemble, Little Watchman (on display in the exhibition Reflections: Native Arts Across Generations at The Fralin Museum of Art) blends the two styles. Lily is Tlingit Indian, of the Raven moiety; following her matrilineal line, she’s of her grandmother’s clan, the T’akdeintaan,  originating from the Snail House in Hoonah, Alaska. She teaches both styles of weaving in the Juneau community, in the Yukon Territory, down the coast of SE Alaska and into Washington and Oregon, and lectures on the spiritual commitments of being a weaver. 

Lily Hope is a Mellon Indigenous Arts Visiting Artist from January 22-25, 2019. 

Image:Lily Hope's Lineage Robe on her loom. It is now part of the collection of the Portland Art Museum: Lily Hope, Lineage Robe, 2017, thigh-spun merino wool, cedar bark, hand-dyed merino wool, beaver fur, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by bequest of Elizabeth Cole Butler by exchange, © Lily Hope, 2017.51.1

Weaving Demonstration by Lily Hope

Thursday, January 24, 2019
1:30pm | The Fralin Museum of Art

Weaving Demonstration

Lily Hope (Tlingit)

Thursday, Jan 24, 1:30-3:30pm

The Fralin Museum of Art

Lily Hope weaves Ravenstail and Chilkat textiles. Her ensemble, Little Watchman (on display in the exhibition Reflections: Native Arts Across Generations at The Fralin Museum of Art) blends the two styles. Lily is Tlingit Indian, of the Raven moiety; following her matrilineal line, she’s of her grandmother’s clan, the T’akdeintaan,  originating from the Snail House in Hoonah, Alaska. She teaches both styles of weaving in the Juneau community, in the Yukon Territory, down the coast of SE Alaska and into Washington and Oregon, and lectures on the spiritual commitments of being a weaver. 

Lily Hope is a Mellon Inidgenous Arts Visiting Artist from January 22-25, 2019. 

Image:Lily Hope's Lineage Robe on her loom. It is now part of the collection of the Portland Art Museum: Lily Hope, Lineage Robe, 2017, thigh-spun merino wool, cedar bark, hand-dyed merino wool, beaver fur, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by bequest of Elizabeth Cole Butler by exchange, © Lily Hope, 2017.51.1

Weaving Demonstration by Lily Hope

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
1:30pm | The Fralin Museum of Art

Weaving Demonstration

Lily Hope (Tlingit)

Wednesday, Jan 23, 1:30-3:30pm

The Fralin Museum of Art

Lily Hope weaves Ravenstail and Chilkat textiles. Her ensemble, Little Watchman (on display in the exhibition Reflections: Native Arts Across Generations at The Fralin Museum of Art) blends the two styles. Lily is Tlingit Indian, of the Raven moiety; following her matrilineal line, she’s of her grandmother’s clan, the T’akdeintaan,  originating from the Snail House in Hoonah, Alaska. She teaches both styles of weaving in the Juneau community, in the Yukon Territory, down the coast of SE Alaska and into Washington and Oregon, and lectures on the spiritual commitments of being a weaver. 

Lily Hope is a Mellon Indigenous Arts Visiting Artist from January 22-25, 2019. 

Image: Lily Hope's Lineage Robe on her loom. It is now part of the collection of the Portland Art Museum: Lily Hope, Lineage Robe, 2017, thigh-spun merino wool, cedar bark, hand-dyed merino wool, beaver fur, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by bequest of Elizabeth Cole Butler by exchange, © Lily Hope, 2017.51.1

Opening Reception : Kent Morris "Unvanished"

Thursday, January 17, 2019
5:30pm | Kluge-Ruhe

 

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection invites you to a reception to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition “Kent Morris: Unvanished.”  No reservations are needed.

Unvanished is a series of digitally constructed photographs by contemporary Melbourne-based Barkindji artist Kent Morris. His photographs explore the relationship between contemporary Indigenous Australian identity and the modern built environment, highlighting the resilience of Indigenous people in the face of constantly changing circumstances and their ongoing connections to place amidst urban and suburban development. This exhibition is sponsored by Australia Council for the Arts and the UVA Parents Fund.

Beyond Dreamings Symposium

Friday, February 22, 2019
Harrison/Small Auditorium

Beyond Dreamings Symposium

Feb. 21-23, 2019

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection presents a symposium around the current exhibition Beyond Dreamings.

The 1988 exhibition Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia at the Asia Society Galleries in New York catapulted Aboriginal art onto the world stage. Dreamings was the first major introduction of Aboriginal art to American audiences and represented a major turning point in its international reception. Anthropologist Fred Myers describes it as the moment when “Aboriginal art emphatically became “fine art.” Dreamings also signaled a radical shift in the ways Indigenous artists and communities were represented in the modern museum. This symposium celebrates three decades since Dreamings, reconsidering its historical moment and examining its legacies. Speakers include artists, curators, art historians, anthropologists and critics who will consider the future of contemporary Indigenous Australian art in the post-Dreamings era.

SCHEDULE

  • 9:30 am: Coffee and refreshments
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: When Aboriginal Art Became Fine Art, with John Carty, Peter Sutton, Françoise Dussart, Chris Anderson and Fred Myers.
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Indigenous Australian Art in Contemporary Art Discourse, with Terry Smith, Maia Nuku and Henry F. Skerritt
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Reception at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA (note that this event is in a different location, a 20 minute drive from Harrison Small Auditorium)

Find more information on the Kluge-Ruhe website HERE

 

Image: The "Beyond Dreamings" exhibition currently on display at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at UVA. 

Keynote, Beyond Dreamings Symposium

Thursday, February 21, 2019
5pm | Harrison/Small Auditorium

Aboriginal Art Over the Last 30 Years 

Keynote Address by Indigenous Curator Djon Mundine

5pm, Harrison/Small Auditorium

Beyond Dreamings Symposium - Feb. 21-23, 2019

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection presents a symposium around the current exhibition Beyond Dreamings.

The 1988 exhibition Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia at the Asia Society Galleries in New York catapulted Aboriginal art onto the world stage. Dreamings was the first major introduction of Aboriginal art to American audiences and represented a major turning point in its international reception. Anthropologist Fred Myers describes it as the moment when “Aboriginal art emphatically became “fine art.” Dreamings also signaled a radical shift in the ways Indigenous artists and communities were represented in the modern museum. This symposium celebrates three decades since Dreamings, reconsidering its historical moment and examining its legacies. Speakers include artists, curators, art historians, anthropologists and critics who will consider the future of contemporary Indigenous Australian art in the post-Dreamings era.

Find the full symposium schedule HERE

Image: The "Beyond Dreamings" exhibition currently on display at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at UVA. 

 

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