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

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.

Opening / Gallery Tour: Hearts of our People: Native Women Artists

Friday, February 21, 2020
10: 00 am and noon, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian/ Washington DC

The groundbreaking exhibition Hearts of our People: Native Women Artists opens at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC on February 21, 2020. 

From https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/native-women-artists: "This landmark exhibition is the first major thematic show to explore the artistic achievements of Native women. Its presentation at SAAM’s Renwick Gallery includes 82 artworks dating from antiquity to the present, made in a variety of media from textiles and beadwork, to sculpture, time-based media and photography. At the core of this exhibition is a firm belief in the power of the collaborative process. A group of exceptional Native women artists, curators, and Native art historians have come together to generate new interpretations and scholarship of this art and their makers, offering multiple points of view and perspectives to enhance and deepen understanding of the ingenuity and innovation that have always been foundational to the art of Native women."

The exhibition will open with a welcome and land acknowledgement at 10:00 am (details here), followed by a gallery talk by curators Jill Ahlberg Yohe and Teri Greeves at noon (details here).

The exhibition runs until May 17, 2020. 

Related events: 

In Charlottesville: February 26, 6:00 pm, Lecture by Adriana Greci Green, "Exceptionally Creative: A Virtual Tour of Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists", Campbell Hall 158, UVA School of Architecture. Details here.

In Washington DC: March 28, 2:00 - 5:30 pm, Symposium: Thoughts of our People from Hearts of our People, National Museum of the American Indian. Free, seating is first-come, first-served. Details here.


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