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

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

Monday, November 16, 2020
TBA

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Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be awarded the prestigious honor of Poet Laureate, will present a poetry reading for the UVA community on the evening of Monday, November 16. Check back on this site for more details.

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd United States Poet Laureate 2019-2020.

Harjo’s nine books of poetry include An American Sunrise, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, and She Had Some Horses. Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave won several awards, including the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the American Book Award. She is the recipient of the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the United States Artist Fellowship. In 2014 she was inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally, solo and with her band, the Arrow Dynamics. She has five award-winning CDs of music including the award-winning album Red Dreams, A Trail Beyond Tears and Winding Through the Milky Way, which won a Native American Music Award for Best Female Artist of the Year in 2009. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Harjo recently edited When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, which includes works by 160 poets representing nearly 100 Indigenous nations.

Visit Poet Laureate Harjo's web site here

The event is organized by Indigenous Studies @ UVA and supported by the UVA Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President and Provost, the UVA Library, the Mapping Indigenous Worlds Humanities Lab, the Global Studies program, the Mellon Indigenous Arts Program, and the Departments of English and Anthropology.

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to offer poetry reading for UVA community

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be awarded the prestigious honor of Poet Laureate, will present a poetry reading for the UVA community on the evening of Monday, November 16. Check back on this site for more details.

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd United States Poet Laureate 2019-2020.

Lunchtime Talk: The Inside World by Henry Skerritt--CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
12:00 pm, Fralin Museum of Art/ 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville

Event is free and open to the public! Join Henry Skerritt, Curator of Australian Indigenous Arts at Kluge-Ruhe, for this lunchtime talk at The Fralin Museum of Art on the exhibition The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles.

CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

Details here

RECEPTION: From Little Things, Big Things Grow--CANCELLED

Thursday, April 30, 2020
5:30-7:30 pm, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection/ 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville

Visit the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection for wine and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition of art from our permanent collection: From Little Things, Big Things Grow. Free event, no reservations needed.

EVENT CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

LIVE ON-LINE LECTURE: Sex, Spirits, and Sorcery, by Curator Henry Skerritt

Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 pm, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection/ 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville

LECTURE: Sex, Spirits, and Sorcery, by Curator Henry Skerritt -- offered LIVE and ON-LINE

Located in Australia’s tropical north, Arnhem Land has long been one of the epicenters of the modern Aboriginal art movement. The art of the region opens a window onto another world: a world in which ancestral spirits remain a constant presence in the land. These narratives contain all the drama of a Hollywood epic: struggles over life and death, love and lust, all set within the simmering magic of the tropics. Focusing on the world-class holdings of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection this lecture explores the development of the art of Arnhem Land from 1911 to the present.

Registration is required to receive the viewing link, here.

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