The Projection Mapping shows are part of a project called “Brighter Together,” presented by UVA Arts, the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts, and the Division of Student Affairs.
Virginia Commission for the Arts Announces $30,000 in Artist Fellowship Awards Including Two UVA Professors
The Virginia Commission for the Arts has named six Virginia poets to receive Poetry Fellowships in 2022. Fellowships are awarded annually to artists residing in Virginia in recognition of creative excellence. Among the awardees are UVA Professors Debra Nystrom and Kiki Petrosino, along with MFA program alumna and Virginia Tech Professor Erika Meitner.
By UVA Commonwealth Professor of American Studies and History Grace Elizabeth Hale. This is a review of “The Dirty South” at the VMFA where it originated and hung until September 6, 2021. The show is now on view at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, through February 6, 2022, and images in this feature are courtesy of that museum. Later, it will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, March 12–July 25, 2022; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, September 2022–February 2023. Please note that the installations will vary in each location.
From academic research to rollicking fiction, UVA alumni and faculty members have been churning out books on a variety of topics. Here’s a look at some of them.
In a year that was particularly hard on best-laid plans, Head and Artistic Director of Dance at UVA Kim Brooks Mata and her colleague Katie Baer Schetlick delayed an official celebration of the milestone 15th anniversary of the UVA Dance minor. However, that certainly didn’t mean they sat idly by during the pandemic. In fact, Brooks Mata and Schetlick were as busy as ever, if not more so, with a spring chock full of performances, guest artists, and rare opportunities for students to see the inner workings of some of America’s finest choreographers and companies.
From 2017 to 2019 WTJU jazz expert Rus Perry took on a rather formidable task. While receiving important technical support from his station colleagues, he was the unstoppable one-man force behind Jazz at 100, a series of 100 hour-long episodes that covered the history and celebrated the centennial of America’s homegrown cultural treasure.
On Wednesday, October 27th, UVA President Jim Ryan took the stage of The Paramount Theater to welcome the near-capacity crowd, all gathered to see Wes Anderson’s latest film, The French Dispatch. The film was the first of many to be screened at the 34th Annual Virginia Film Festival. Ryan’s speech was not just any welcome, just as 2021 is not just any year. The night marked a return to live theatrical presentation for VAFF following a virtual and drive-in program in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Much of Kluge-Ruhe’s collection of 2200 objects has never been published. In November of 2021, Kluge-Ruhe launched a comprehensive catalog and virtual resource to accompany the exhibition Irrititja Kuwarri Tjungu (Past & Present Together): Fifty Years of Papunya Tula Artists, which is on view at Kluge-Ruhe through February 2023. Ambassador Sinodinos and University of Virginia President Jim Ryan released the publication during a reception at the museum.
If there is a single word that can accurately describe the rich history of WTJU, it would be “colorful.” From the larger-than-life personalities of its DJs to the spectacularly diverse array of sounds that have traveled across the CVille airwaves since WTJU’s maiden broadcast in 1957, the station has added more than its share of hues to the UVA experience, the Charlottesville community, and now to the world at large.
According to UVA Lecturer in Spanish and professional translator Nieves García Prados, translation is an exercise in challenge and compromise, linguistically, and also culturally: “When translating, students seek solutions to the challenges they face, and therefore achieve, in my opinion, a deeper understanding of the meaning, structure, and use of the language, both the mother tongue and the one they are learning.”
Art history major Ansleigh Graeff focuses on the 1980s to champion the work of three female painters whose work she thinks was overlooked by the art world.
In 2016, UVA Art History Professor Francesca Fiorani, then also serving as Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, led an effort to revolutionize indigenous studies at the University of Virginia, spearheading a successful grant proposal that would ultimately bring in $815,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.