Projected against the back of the National Museum of American History on Wednesday evening was an excerpt from Jim Ryan’s July Fourth speech at Monticello’s annual naturalization ceremony. It was part of the artist Jenny Holzer’s text-based light projection on democracy called “THE PEOPLE.”
“Their World As Big As They Made It: Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance” keeps the vibrant era alive on Grounds
At the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, a curated collection of images, art and documents paints a picture of the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. The library’s newest exhibition brings the life and ardor of the Harlem Renaissance to Grounds.
As University students, new and old, return to Charlottesville, the University Programs Council, U.Va. Arts and the Charlottesville community offer numerous opportunities to reconnect with and explore the local arts scene after a summer away.
Between various graphic design projects and a mural at Crozet Pizza, the recent University graduate is making her mark on Charlottesville.
“Their World As Big As They Made It,” an exhibition at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, opens to the public on Wednesday. It examines the works in the period of Black artistic and intellectual activity centered in a New York neighborhood. The Harlem Renaissance began in the early 1900s as racist violence and diminishing economic opportunity pushed Black Southerners to head north in a movement known as the Great Migration.
A new mural has gone up in the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, thanks to the work of professor Sanda Iliescu and three architecture students. The mural stands out in the school’s Campbell Hall home, where neutral tones abound, and that’s the point.
When Frankie Mananzan landed a job at the esteemed Sotheby’s auction house after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2021, you might forgive her for feeling a little daunted. After all, the company is known for auctioning unique items and national treasures, with prices often reaching six or seven figures. But the nervousness abated when she ran into another Wahoo working there. And another. And another. And another.
Welcome to UVA Obscura, an unconventional historical examination of UVA’s quirks and oddities. It’s a product of UVA Communication’s Digital Strategy team, a group that steers the University’s social media channels, creates art and illustrations for UVA Today and performs other duties as needed.
After more than nine years on Grounds of the University of Virginia, four panels of the Berlin Wall are set to come down in the coming weeks. The rare pieces of Cold War history, called “Kings of Freedom,” made clear the stark division between communist East Germany and democratic West Germany during the 45 years of Berlin’s partition.
If you’re looking for art at the University of Virginia, you probably already know about The Fralin Museum of Art, the exhibit spaces at the Rotunda, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library and the Ruffin Art Gallery. But beyond museums and official exhibits, there’s far more art to explore across Grounds – if you know where to look.
A historian thinks he’s solved one of the Mona Lisa’s mysteries. University of Virginia art history professor Francesca Fiorani completely disagrees.
Queer Behavior: Scott Burton and Performance Art by David Getsy Wins the 2023 Robert Motherwell Book Award
David J. Getsy (Eleanor Shea Professor of Art History, Department of Art) received the 2023 Robert Motherwell Book Award for outstanding publication in the history and criticism of modernism in the arts, given by the Dedalus Foundation, for his book 'Queer Behavior: Scott Burton and Performance Art.' The award carries a $10,000 prize for its author.