The Curatorial Lab @ UVA is a new object-based experiential learning initiative at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. Under the guidance of Mellon Indigenous Arts Curator, Henry Skerritt, students from the art history and anthropology departments have been invited to curate an exhibition from the world-class collections at Kluge-Ruhe. Over the course of the semester, museum visitors will witness the evolution of the exhibition as students deepen their understanding of Indigenous Australian culture while answering the question “Did Aboriginal Artists Invent Contemporary Art?”
We invite you to join us for the launch of this new initiative on February 10, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Kluge-Ruhe, which will culminate on April 22 with a public presentation from the student curators of the exhibition.
Curatorial Lab @ UVA is a collaboration among the McIntire Department of Art, the Department of Anthropology and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
Curatorial Lab students design the layout for their exhibition at Kluge-Ruhe. Photo by Henry Skerritt.