"Kluge-Ruhe: A City-wide Exhibition", UVA Arts Magazine, Volume 13, Winter 2020:
"On March 12, 2020, as Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Henry Skerritt, Curator at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection dashed out to pick up a copy of the New York Times. Buried among fearful news of the growing pandemic, the paper featured a lengthy article of “the growing interest in Aboriginal art” in the United States. Above the fold was a photograph of artist Joe Guymala—who had been in Charlottesville only weeks earlier—alongside a pole painted with haunting skeletal figures, a gloomy portent to the horrific stories of death sweeping the world. ... In January 2020, Kluge-Ruhe brought vibrant and important artworks by more than 100 leading Indigenous Australian artists to spaces on Grounds and across the community including The Fralin Museum of Art, the Rotunda’s Upper West Oval Room, Second Street Gallery, and New City Arts."
Image (from left to right): Alex Ressel (Manager of Injalak Arts), artist Joe Guymala, artist Gabriel Maralngurra and Henry F. Skerritt (Curator, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection) at The Inside World exhibition at The Fralin Museum of Art.