Arts on the Hill Battle of the Bands in Partnership with WXTJ

Current Events!!

Mt. Joy at Arts on the Hill

Arts on the Hill

Arts on the Hill is a recurring event on Carr's Hill featuring artists and scholars from our faculty and student body and visiting artists and scholars from around the globe. President Jim Ryan will host guests each month during the academic year for performances and discussions around the Arts at UVA!!

Annual Events!!

Students Dancing on Arts Grounds During the Welcome Picnic

Annual UVA Arts Welcome Picnic

Come learn about curricular, extra-curricular, programmatic, and volunteer opportunities from the Visual & Performing Arts & Architecture departments, programs, and community.

Audience in JPJ

President’s Speaker Series for the Arts

The President’s Speaker Series for the Arts aims to bring a global leader in the Arts to the University to speak about the value and meaning of the Arts to universities, communities, and the nation.

Days on the Lawn at The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Days on the Lawn Visual & Performing Arts & Architecture Receptions

The Vice Provost for the Arts needs your help with the Days on the Lawn Visual & Performing Arts & Architecture Receptions. 

The Rotunda with Halloween Projection Mapping - Left TH eRotunda as a Jack-O-Lantern and Right: Dancing Skeletons on the Rotunda

The Great Rotumpkin • A Spooktacular Halloween Projection

Dancing skeletons, spooky pumpkins, bubbling cauldrons and a haunted house will all make appearances on the exterior of UVA’s Rotunda this weekend in celebration of Halloween this year!!

Past Events!!

Susan Graham, Rita Dove & Copland House Musicians

A Standing Witness

UVA Arts will present A Standing Witness, a powerful and provocative song cycle collaboration between Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize-winner, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and UVA faculty member Rita Dove on Thursday, March 21 and Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 PM at Old Cabell Hall. The piece will feature internationally renowned mezzo soprano Susan Graham along with the acclaimed chamber ensemble Music from Copland House.

Colorful Projection Mapping on the UVA Chapel

Brighter Together: Projection Mapping at UVA

The energetic pop-up projections blend UVA’s prominent architecture with colorful lights and music in hopes of providing an uplifting, joyful, impactful, and engaging encounter that will leave you with a bit of wonder, curiosity, and maybe a new shared experience or memory to draw from.

Tina Fey by Miller Mobely

Tina Fey to be UVA President’s Speaker for the Arts on April 23, 2023

Tina Fey, as the 2023 UVA President’s Speaker for the Arts, will discuss her life and career, the impact of the arts on education, and on the world in which we live during a moderated conversation with the University of Virginia President Jim Ryan.

Kings of Freedom © 2014 The Hefner Collection, LLC

The Berlin Wall at UVA

April 2014: Berlin Wall’s ‘Kings of Freedom’ Art was unveiled on UVA's grounds as a symbol of liberty.