U.Va.'s Museums Internship Class has been given the unique opportunity to curate an exhibition. After searching the Museum's permanent collection, the class was drawn toward photographs of the body in motion.
Using twentieth-century photography, the exhibition explores the various ways in which the body expresses itself. Photography was the first medium to accurately capture the body in an instant of movement. Some of these images incorporate purposeful and organized dance, while others are more instinctive. Our culture's interest in the action shot, especially when it comes to dance and sports, reflects our amazement with the capability of the human body. This exhibition highlights the extent to which people push the boundaries of their bodies. It encourages the contemplation of the body's motion through the medium of photography.
The exhibition is also made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Art$, Suzanne Foley Endowment Funt, WTJU 91.1 FM, albemarle Magazine, and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.