Mar 26, 2019
Wondering how to look at art with your little one? Join us for a new program for toddlers and their adult companions. Led by a Museum educator, pairs will be introduced to big ideas in development theory and given time to playfully practice strategies in the Museum space.
Tuesdays from 10–10:30 am: toddlers 12-24 months, with their grownups
Registration is required for each session. RSVP 434.243.2050 or email.
Mar 28, 2019
Artist Vanessa German and Matthew McLendon, J. Sanford Miller Family Director, The Fralin Museum of Art, talk about her work in the exhibition sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies. on view through July 7.
Vanessa German is a visual and performance artist based in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood. Homewood is the community that is the driving force behind German’s powerful performance work, and whose cast-off relics form the language of her copiously embellished sculptures. As a citizen artist, German explores the power of art and love as a transformative force in the dynamic cultural ecosystem of communities and neighborhoods. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of Homewood.
sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies. is an immersive installation of sculpture and sound that originated at the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, in 2017, and is being reimagined in The Fralin. In the artist’s own words, “this work is a dimensional living reckoning. the living reckoning is bold,erruptive,disruptive work against systems & pathologies that oppress & subvert overt & covert violence onto & into the lives & humanity of marginalized people on this land.” German will be in residence in March, working with students and community members, creating art, poetry, and understanding. The work will travel to The Union for Contemporary Art, as part of the annual Wanda D. Ewing Commission in September 2019.
Mar 29, 2019
Join us for the Museum’s most popular, recurring social event: Final Fridays! Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music, and snack on tasty food and beverages. Want a quick introduction to one of our exhibitions? Final Fridays feature Spotlight Talks by our student docents at 6:15 and 6:45 pm.
Final Fridays are held on the last Fridays of August, September, October, January, February, March, and April, and are free for Museum members. Student membership is free with a UVA email address through the support of Arts$ program and non-member guests may attend for a fee of $3.
Mar 30, 2019
Just as modern streaming services give us unprecedented freedom to watch television series in our own order, time, and place, print series allowed viewers in the Renaissance Netherlands to enjoy the same sets of images as their peers in more personalized and accessible ways. The Print Series in Bruegel’s Netherlands: Dutch and Flemish Works from the Permanent Collection places sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Netherlandish prints in their original context of series to explore the practices of looking at a succession of images. Many of these series illustrate cosmological, religious, and social ideas, challenging Pieter Bruegel the Elder and other print designers to represent these themes in a manner that appealed to both personalized and general tastes. This exhibition also allows the visitor to consider the ways in which abstract ideas were illustrated in more recognizable contexts.
Image: Hieronymus Cock, Netherlandish, c.1510–1570, after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish, 1529–1569. Prudence (Prudentia) from the series The Seven Virtues, 1559 (detail). Engraving, 8 7/8 x 11 5/8 in (22.5 x 29.5 cm). Museum Purchase with Curriculum Support Funds, 1982.7.