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


The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

Faculty Fellows Info Session & Lunch

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
12:00pm | Fayerweather Lounge

Faculty Fellows Program


Info Session & Lunch

Wednesday, December 13, 12pm | Fayerweather Hall Lounge


RSVP to Amanda Wagstaff, aw2pz@virginia.edu

We are now accepting proposals for 2018-19 Mellon Indigenous Arts Faculty Fellows! Join our program staff and current fellows for lunch and learn more about the Mellon Indigenous Arts Faculty Fellows Program.

Museum Internship Application Prep

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:30pm | Fayerweather Lounge

Craft Your Résumé - Prepare for Interviews

Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall Lounge (Room 102)
Dinner to follow. 

University and museum staff will be on hand to personally advise you on résumés, cover letters, and interviews. Registration required. 

  1. Register via Handshake
  2. Bring a draft of your résumé with you!

Storytelling Under the Stars with NASU

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9pm | McCormick Observatory


November is National Native American Heritage month! 

Join University Programs Council and the Native American Student Union for a night of stargazing and storytelling with Astronomy Department Professor Edward Murphy! Let's pay tribute to the rich traditions and culture of Native Americans by learning more about how the stars shaped their customs. 

Hot cocoa and cider will be provided so be sure to grab a friend - and a warm blanket - and enjoy an enlightening night under the stars! All members of the Charlottesville and UVA community are welcome to come!

UPC is committed to accommodating the diverse needs of the student body. If you or someone you know requires an accommodation to fully access this program/event, please contact Kendall Gibson (kcg3db). For accommodations that may take longer to arrange, please notify us of the request as soon as possible.

Museum Career Panel

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
5:30pm | Fayerweather Lounge

Museum Career Panel

Career Exploration Info Session

Wednesday, November 1, 5:30-7:00pm

Fayerweather Hall Lounge, Room 102

Followed by dinner from Mellow Mushroom!


Open to UVA undergraduate students from all fields of study who are interested in careers in museums or the arts.

  • Meet representatives from major American museums including MoMA, The Getty, Sotheby's, and more
  • Get advice on securing internships and beginning you museum career

RSVP via Handshake: https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/82819/share_preview

Questions? Contact Eric Ramirez-Weaver, emr6m@virginia.edu

This Career Exploration Series is supported by the Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, the McIntire Department of Art, and Career Services at UVA. 

Symposium: Indigenous Perspectives on Monuments

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
5:30pm | Brooks Hall Commons


In this "Monumental Meanings" symposium, scholars and artists from various fields and interests will discuss their perspectives on monuments and memorials that include, reference, feature or honor Indigenous people. No reservations are needed. Parking is available on the Corner or at Central Grounds Garage.

Directions to Brooks Hall Commons.


Karenne Wood, member of Monacan Indian Nation and director of Virginia Indian Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. She has worked at the National Museum of the American Indian as a researcher and at the Association on American Indian Affairs as a repatriation specialist.

Julie Gough, Indigenous Tasmanian artist whose work is held in major public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia. Her work explores the lack of monuments and interpretation to Indigenous Tasmanians who were massacred during invasion. Her art practice raises awareness about these histories and various forms of ‘national amnesia’ in Australia.

Jeffrey Hantman, Professor of Anthropology at UVA. He partnered with Wood (above) to rewrite state signage referencing native Virginians. His recent research engages in the practices of Indigenous and collaborative archaeology, framing new questions of the archaeological record that are rooted in native concepts of power, landscape, history and hierarchy. 

Benaiah Walters, UVA student and Vice President of the Native American Student Union (NASU). After August 11 and 12, NASU students held a purification ceremony at the Jefferson Statue on the Lawn and he will speak from a student perspective about the two statues in Charlottesville featuring Indigenous people.


Kasey Keeler, Native American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, American Studies Program at UVA. Her research is largely informed by place making, public memory and public history. In particular her work demonstrates the continuous residency of American Indian people in suburbs, disrupting narratives of suburbs as primarily white places that developed from the post-WWII housing boom.


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