Feb 12, 2019

Enjoy some great Final Friday Receptions & Gallery Talks on Arts Grounds & Beyond!!

Final Fridays is a monthly showcase of the Arts at UVA highlighting exhibits, performances, and lectures on Arts Grounds and across the University. We invite students, faculty, and community members to come experience this monthly showcase of the Arts at UVA!

 February Schedule:   Studio ArtLibrariesThe Fralin

Studio Art

The New Barbarians: Border Art/Photo Performance in defiance of traditional "documentation

Opening for The New Barbarians: Border Art/Photo Performance in defiance of traditional “documentation”
5-7 pm | Ruffin Hall 

Join this year’s Ruffin Distinguished Artists-in-Residence, La Pocha Nostra, for a participatory photo-performance karaoke event held during the opening of their photography exhibition at Ruffin Hall! Dressing up as your favorite New Barbarian/cultural other is highly encouraged! 

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Opening for Bodies and Souls, Harvesting Eggs, and Concrete Ladder
Recent work by the UVA Sculpture Community
5-7 pm | Ruffstuff Gallery, First Floor Ruffin Hall

Sculpture from Body & Soul Show: Body and Soul, Margaret Kim; Concrete Ladder, Charles Lambert; Body and Soul; Galen Moore

Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Public Domain 2019Opening for Public Domain 2019
5-7 PM | First Floor Gallery, Harrison/Small

Please join us for a jazz-infused, 1923-style reception to celebrate the Public Domain 2019 exhibition and the rebirth of the public domain, as well as the advent of Fair Use Week and the forthcoming publication of a groundbreaking collection of public domain jazz tunes.

Featuring a gallery talk by Brandon Butler, recognition of local fair use champions, a variety of desserts, champagne, and live public domain jazz from members of the Bob Schwartz Quartet, Prof. Scott Deveaux, and jazz musicians from the Cville and UVA communities.


The Fralin Museum of Art

Final Friday at The Fralin Museum of Art
5:30-7:30pm | The Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Road

The Fralin is proud to present, sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies an installation by world-renowned visual and performance artist Vanessa German. This timely and innovative, multi-media work addresses issues of identity, race and violence in our modern world. Final Friday will include an appearance by drag performer and docent, Jasmine Rice and the 6:15 Spotlight Talk by student docent Anya Karaman.

Additionally, student docent Abigail Staub will be giving the 6:45 Spotlight Talk in Pompeii Archive: Photographs by William Wylie. Please join us for food, drink and art!  Admission is FREE for all UVA students and museum members.

On view: 

Learn more! Vanessa German, American, b. 1976. sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies., 2017. Mixed-media installation. Image courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA. Photographed by Tom Little.

IMAGE: Vanessa German, American, b. 1976. sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies., 2017. Mixed-media installation. Image courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA. Photographed by Tom Little.

Final Friday Poster for February

January Schedule

Studio Art | The Fralin Museum | Architecture

Studio Art

Alice Bailey PosterOpening for “Quinhagak, Bethel, Nikolai: Photogravure by Alice Bailey” 
5-7 PM | Ruffin Hall 

The McIntire Department of Art presents “Quinhagak, Bethel, Nikolai, 

Photogravure by Alice Bailey” in the Ruffin Gallery from January 22 to February 15. For over eight years, Alice Bailey has been exploring life in remote Western Alaska with photogravure works on paper, highlighting the presence of tradition, reliance on nature, and emphasis on domestic life that pervades this subarctic environment. Please join us at the opening reception for this exhibition on Friday, January 25th from 5-7 PM.

The Fralin Museum of Art: Reception 5:30-7:30pm

Enjoy food, drink and amazing art, and live performances by local musician Dhara Goradia Trio!  Spotlight Talk by Visiting Artist, Lily Hope at 6:15 pm and 2nd Spotlight Talk will be by student docent Sarah VanLandingham on Pompeii Archive at 6:45 pm


Chinese Cosmopolitan City

Exhibition Runs: Monday, January 21 – Friday March 1
Gallery Talk: Friday, January 25, 5pm

Location: Elmaleh Gallery, Campbell Hall

After three decades of rapid development, Chinese urbanization seems to have entered into a new phase, which is characterized by cosmopolitanism. While earlier examples of world cities in Asia such as Hong Kong and Singapore are illuminating, Chinese cities offer unique experiences as they engage with this profound transformation from social and cultural conditions not foregrounded in colonialism. The 2018 China Program investigated this new stage of Chinese urbanization, particularly in the context of increasing infrastructural integration of the world ambitiously planned by China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The 2018 China Program focused on influential factors of urban change: the flows of labor, goods, and innovations which resulted in Chinese cities adapting its spaces to new realities. We examined the instruments and institutions of the world system, and studied the spatial modifications in the Chinese city that anticipate a new era of urbanization not marked by quantitative increase but by a cultural change. These are presented as documentations of urban change, analyses of architectural developments, and understandings of cultural encounters in the context of global trade.

UVA Architecture China Program would like to thank the Weedon Foundation for their continued support for better understandings between cultures and architectural traditions.


October Schedule

Music |  Studio Art | The Fralin Museum | Drama

McIntire Department of Music

Choral Showcase

  • Heather Frasch CCT Colloquium
    • 107 Old Cabell Hall | 3:30pm | FREE
  • Choral Showcase with the University Singers, UVA Chamber Singers, Virginia Glee Club, and Virginia Women’s Chorus
    • Old Cabell Hall | 8pm | Tickets at the UVA Arts Box Office

Studio Art Reception • Ruffin Hall

Tales of a Future Past by Cecelia Condit - Horse Mask on a Person

Courtesy of Cecelia Condit

  • Tales of a Future Past by Cecelia Condit
    • Ruffin Gallery • Reception 5:00-7:00pm
“Queen Anne of River Anna, Rivanna” by Andrea Galina,

Queen Anne of River Anna, Rivanna by Andrea Galina, Photo taken at Flow Rivanna River Renaissance Festival, Sept. 29, 2018, Charlottesville, Virginia

The Fralin Museum of Art: Reception 5:30-7:30pm

Enjoy food, drink and amazing art, and live performances by local musician Jordan Perry (inside the Museum) and student A Capella group, Ektaal (outside on the plaza at 6:00)!  Spotlight Talks by Abigail Staub on O’Keeffe at 6:15pm & Shreya Maini on the Fralin Collection at 6:45pm


The Wolves Publicity Photos by Martyn Kyle of Pernmoot Photography

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls indoor soccer team prepares for a succession of games while navigating their personal lives with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Wolves is smart, snappy, crude and honest. “I wanted to see a portrait of teenage girls as human beings,” says playwright Sarah DeLappe, “As complicated, nuanced, very idiosyncratic people who weren’t just girlfriends or sex objects or manic pixie dream girls but who were athletes and daughters and students and scholars and people who were trying actively to figure out who they were in this changing world around them.”


September Schedule:

Music | The Fralin Museum


Michael VealMichael Veal Colloquium: Between Barracoon and The Black Panther: Reflections on Thirty Years as a Musical Pan-Africanist

Friday, 9.28 | 3:30pm | 107 Old Cabell | Free

Professor Veal is in the Departments of Music and African American Studies at Yale University.
More information >


The Fralin Museum of Art: Reception 5:30-7:30pm

In My Room at The Fralin

Enjoy a reception at The Fralin Museum of Art, with food and refreshments; live music performed by Matty Metcalf.  Spotlight Talks by Fralin Student Docents at 6:15 & 6:45.


August Schedule:
Drama |  Studio Art | The Fralin Museum


Theatre FairUVA Theatre Fair hosted by the Virginia Players •  Culbreth Theatre Lobby • 4:00-7:00pm
Meet students from theatre groups all across grounds and learn about upcoming auditions and events.
Open to actors, technicians, musicians, and theatre lovers of all kinds. Free food and games!

Studio Art Reception • Ruffin Hall • 5:00-7:00pmHappy Birthday! Thank you! Get Well Soon! Congratulations!; Brooke Inman; 2014 Screenprint 22"x18" 4 of 4

More Fun  •  Ruffin Gallery
On view from August 31 – October 9, 2018

An exhibition of works influenced by the formal and narrative aspects of comic books.  The title of the show, More Fun refers to the first newsstand comic to publish all original material. Curated by: Chris Norris

  • Artists: Anthony Iacono • Brooke Inman • Jason Keith • Anthony Meloro • Vernon Payne • Charlotte Rodenberg • Nathan Tersteeg
  • IMAGE: Happy Birthday! Thank you! Get Well Soon! Congratulations!; Brooke Inman; 2014 Screenprint 22″x18″ 4 of 4

“Earth to Moon” (model) wood bronze steel, aluminum 36” x 22” x 22” 2018 William BennettRuff Summer 2018 •  Ruffstuff Gallery, First Floor
August 29 – September 14, 2018

  • Sculpture and more from Ruffin Hall, Summer 2018
  • Gallery Talk at 6:00pm
  • IMAGE: Earth to Moon (model), wood bronze steel, aluminum, 36” x 22” x 22”, 2018, William Bennett

The Fralin Museum of Art: Reception 5:30-7:30pm

In My Room at The Fralin

Enjoy a reception at The Fralin Museum of Art, with food and refreshments; live music performed by Matt Curreri; Spotlight Talks by Fralin Student Docents—6:15 Spotlight Talk on Reflections: Native Art Across Generations & 6:45 Spotlight Talk on In My Room: Artists Paint the Interior.


Final Friday August 2018