Oct 22, 2021
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Doors and bar open with Potter’s Cider
A conversation with Rosalyn Berne, PhD Professor, UVA Department of Engineering and Society Director, Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science & Robin Slaats, Co-owner of Circa Inc., Charlottesville
The Fralin Museum of Art presents Intimate Strangers. Because we believe that museums are conveners of big ideas, two knowledgeable individuals (one UVA faculty member and one member of the Charlottesville community) will each give a 20-minute talk to enlighten you on their area of expertise. The talks aren’t related, but let’s find out if ideas might merge afterward during the Q&A session! In this iteration titled Interspecies Communication Meets the Secret Life of Antiques, Rosalyn Berne will discuss her knowledge of communication among animals, plants and humans, and Robin Slaats of Circa will explore what happens to antiques over time and their role in our lives. Potter’s will be serving cider in our garden prior to the event.
Oct 29, 2021
Celebrate UVA Global Week with live performances by student groups, Di Shaan, Ektaal, K-Edge and the UVA Salsa Club!
View the latest installation in The Little Museum of Art, featuring art by UVA faculty and staff!
Visit our exhibitions inside, with tours by our Student Docents. Spotlight Talks will be given at 5:45 pm and 6:15 pm!
Food will be available from Little Manila food truck! THE FIRST 150 GUESTS TO CHECK IN WILL RECEIVE A $10 VOUCHER!
Oct 30, 2021
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Long before the invention of photography, images were disseminated for public consumption through the print medium. British painters and sculptors worked with printmakers and print publishers to distribute images of their artworks in the form of engravings, etchings, and mezzotints, which in turn helped make those works popular. A mezzotint’s high tonal contrast imitated similar lighting effects in Joseph Wright of Derby’s paintings while engraving’s intricate linework rendered onto paper the narrative drama of Benjamin West’s canvases. Printmakers like Richard Earlom, who specialized in making such reproductive works, possessed a high level of artistic skill and technical ability to successfully translate the original image into the print medium.
The market for reproductive prints grew exponentially in the 18th century with print shops opening across London and some sellers distributing internationally. The availability and affordability of reproductive prints also spurred the emergence of new collectors who enjoyed curating and displaying them in their homes. Everyone a Curator tells the story of the reproductive print in 18th-century Britain with a focus on popular contemporary subjects and the printmaking methods that made the creation of these artworks possible.
Nov 13, 2021
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The Fralin Museum of Art premieres the first exhibition to investigate how European Gothic architecture was used to create a new language of skyscrapers in the United States in the first three decades of the 20th century. Architects and the general public embraced medieval Gothic as an effective expression of the skyscraper’s height and the dynamism of the modern age. However, prominent buildings such as the Woolworth Building in New York and the Chicago Tribune Building were often dismissed by some critics for their Gothic elements. Skyscraper Gothic charts the evolution and influence of this critical, but overlooked, phase in the stylistic development of the tall office building in the United States. Through prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, toys, models, illustrations and decorative arts, the exhibition will demonstrate how skyscraper Gothic design permeated material culture in the early 20th century and became an emblem of modern American life.