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UVA Arts Magazine

This biannual magazine celebrates the Arts at UVA and offers a glimpse of the scholarship, work, and talents of the people who bring them to life.

Photo by Sanjay Suchak

UVA Arts Magazine Vol 13

Students are back which means Arts Grounds is buzzing once again – as much as it can in this new normal. As we enter the third semester of hybrid and distance learning, we highlight stories of continued innovation and inspiration in the arts at UVA. Our students and faculty have not slowed down, but continue to create, inspire, and engage.

This work, of course, is made possible due to the incredible generosity of our community of donors, alumni, and friends. In this installment, we acknowledge UVA Arts Council Chair, Gretchen Tibbits and her tireless work and support to advance the mission of UVA Arts. We honor the legacy of Ruth Cunningham Cross and her love for The Fralin Museum of Art. Ruth was truly a treasure who championed the spirit of generosity and passion for art and she will be dearly missed.

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 12

When the COVID-19 health crisis hit the United States in early March, we had no idea that we’d still be working from home in late May, navigating the upending changes to life as we know it – changes that, too, have affected our work in the arts at UVA. You will be receiving this magazine to your inbox in three installments over the summer. In this edition, we look back at the past year and explore when the UVA Department of Drama partnered with Children’s Assistive Technology Service to create costumes for children with limited mobility that incorporate wheelchairs into their design, aptly named Hallowheels. You can also read about Veronica Merrill, a rockstar Miller Arts Scholar, a University-wide effort to showcase poetry and art on UTS buses, and much more.

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 11

Building Bridges. If you think about it, this is one of the things that the arts do best, and the idea of building bridges is at the heart of a university-wide initiative championed by UVA President Jim Ryan from the first day he returned to Grounds. In this issue, we take a look at how people and departments throughout the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds are reaching across disciplines and across communities to find ways for people to experience their work and the ways in which the work is helping people process the world around them in new and enlightening ways. We will also celebrate the extraordinary life and legacy of Mortimer Caplin, who recently passed away at the age of 103. Mr. Caplin often spoke of how his passion for the arts was born right here at UVA, where he performed in a number of drama productions as an undergrad. He carried that passion, and his love for the University, for a lifetime, and he clearly passed it on to his wonderful family.

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 10

In this volume, you’ll meet Federico Cuatlacuatl, an Assistant Professor in our Studio Art department, who is working across the border to bring a new understanding to issues of immigration. You’ll find another highly topical and vital story about manifestA, an organization founded by two graduate students at the UVA School of Architecture to address longstanding financial disparity and inequity in the industry they are about to enter. Another highlight of the spring semester was a visit from Broadway superstar Leslie Odom, Jr., who was our 2019 President’s Speaker for the Arts.

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 9

In this volume, you can read about Jenny Wales’s exciting and successful first season as Artistic Director of Heritage Theatre Festival; we’ll share a fascinating piece set at the intersection of ancient past and thrilling present with a look at the highly acclaimed Fralin Museum exhibition Reflections: Native Art Across Generations; catch up actor and alum Jason George, star of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and the spin-off drama Station 19; and join us in thanking Joe Erdman & The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation featured in this issue’s Giving Spotlight, plus so much more.

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 8

In this volume, you can read about the Institute for Interanimation, a space for research and artistic work focused on the interplay between new technologies and human experience; learn about We Hold These Truths, a new work commissioned for the Bicentennial Launch Celebration; and catch up with Lauren Lukow (College ’14) in our Hoos for Art feature, plus so much more

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 7

In this volume, you can read the about the Remarkable Story of A.D. Carson, UVA’s new Professor of Hip-Hop, learn about plans for the new Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, and catch up with Mollie Crosby Burch (College ’13) in our Alumni Spotlight. As well as, the University’s momentous Bicentennial Launch Celebration on October 6th cast a spotlight on the Arts at UVA, elevating the importance of creativity and artistic expression in the life of our great University.

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 6

Experience all the Arts have to offer with this exciting and innovative digital magazine, exploring the breadth and depth of UVA Arts. In this volume, you can read the about WTJU Turning 60, the incredible residency of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil, or catch up with Hoo’s for Art alum Stéphane Glynn,  plus so much more.

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 5

In this volume, you can read the about the incredible things we are doing with Library Research, the growth and successes of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, how the Arts are teaming up with Archaeology or about the remarkable career one of our own alums, Aurie Hsu, plus so much more.

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 4

We are excited to highlight the remarkable work of Megan Marlatt and her Big Head Brigade and the Creative Lock-in at HackCville on the cover! In this volume, you can read the about the incredible things we are doing with 3D scanners & drones, the success of the BLACK MONOLOGUES, how the Arts are teaming up with Athletics or about the extraordinary career one of our own alum, Akosua Adoma Owusu, plus so much more. 

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 3

In this volume, you can read the about the Creative Arts, Media, & Design Career Community at the UCC or the successful Cavaliers Collect exhibition at The Fralin Museum of Art or about one of our own alum, Janet Rafner and how she Celebrates the Art of Science, plus so much more. We are confident there is something for everyone!! Make sure to take a look at the archive, accessed by the navigation icon on the top right corner, to see Volumes 1 & 2. We hope you enjoy!!

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 2

Read about the Berlin Wall Symposium & Kevin Space’s highly-entertaining second installment of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts before 8,000 people at the John Paul Jones Arena, & about how the Les Miserables and Miss Saigon creators, Claude Michel Schonberg and Alain Boubil, worked with students, and heard selections from their shows performed by the University Singers + so much more!!

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UVA Arts Magazine Vol 1

Consider these short pieces to be vibrant snapshots of a dynamic landscape, and invitations to further explore the ways in which students, often from entirely different backgrounds or cultures, are coming together via the arts to innovate, create, collaborate, explore and discover…and grow.

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