Wednesday, June 12, 2024

From her extracurriculars to her academic career, Liv Quintero pours herself into her art in all aspects of her life

Thursday, June 6, 2024

For her paper, “Musical Instruments from the South Stoa at Corinth: Type, Function, and Chronology”

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Media studies and art history major Cameron Cherry graduates with two degrees this spring.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Artists and scholars given time and space to think and work in Rome.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Tashae Smith sat down with Political Cartoonist and lecturer Dr. Ganiyu Jimoh

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Q&A with Rolando Vargas

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

The Board of Visitors formally approved Dr. Tatiana Flores as the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Edgar F. Shannon Professor of Art History at their last meeting. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Fotini Kondyli has been named the Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar for 2024-25 at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens!  As the award letter states, “

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Professors Sarah Betzer and David Getsy were both included in the recent “Queering Art's Histories in Art History” compendium issue of the journal Art History, in which fourteen essays were selected

Monday, February 12, 2024

Giulia Paoletti has been recognized for Portrait and Place: Photography in Senegal, 1840–1960

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

“An argument for a new kind of American art history . . . a textbook for the future of the field.”—Mia L. Bagneris,

Monday, February 5, 2024

The University of Virginia honored faculty members for their outstanding research and scholarship at the fifth annual Research Achievement Awards event, held Thursday at The Pavilion at Boar’s Head Resort.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Bill Wylie talks how to “make” a photograph, not “take” one.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The top awards for children's literature in 2024 were announced Monday at the American Library Association's annual Youth Media Awards. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Fotini Kondyli has been named the Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar for 2024-25 at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The SCS Outreach Prize Committee is pleased to award the 2023 Outreach Prize to “The Siren Project: Women’s Voice in Literature and the Visual Arts.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Malcolm (“Mac”) Bell III (1970 Fellow, 1989 Resident), a widely admired archaeologist, a longtime field director of excavations at Morgantina in Sicily, and an international advocate for the protection of cultural heritage, died on Jan

Thursday, January 4, 2024

The Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) announces the Artist Fellowship award recipients for 2023-2024.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is pleased to announce that Tatiana Flores has joined UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences as the Edgar Shannon Jefferson Sch

Monday, November 20, 2023

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia has selected Karen Elizabeth Milbourne, Ph.D. to lead the Museum as the new J. Sanford Miller Family director. 

Friday, October 27, 2023

Andrea Douglas, ARAH PhD and Visiting Scholar in the Art Deparrtment, and her role in the Swords into Ploughshares project featured in the NYT

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Professor Elizabeth Hutton Turner discusses the abstract, moving sculptures of artist Alexander Calder.

Monday, October 23, 2023

UVA Archaeology majors Abigail Sarpong ('25), Elliot Alvey ('24), and Ashley Prillerman ('24) dig in the Bosnian settlement.

(Photo: Tyler Jo Smith)

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

David Getsy has been named Affiliate Faculty in the Department of American Studies

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Following a unanimous vote, Giulia Paoletti has been named a faculty affiliate to the ... [...]

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

This summer, six artists were invited to participate in a pilot program inviting them to explore new ways of thinking about monuments and to commemorate untold stories of our nation’s history using the National Mall as their canvas. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


Friday, August 25, 2023

Eleanore has worked closely with Kluge-Ruhe on a number of projects, including as co-curator of Beyond Dreamings... [...]

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Anna Perkins Dozed Off in Class One Day. It Changed Her Life.

Monday, July 31, 2023

A feature on the 3D Design lab at the Department of Art in Ruffin Hall, aka the "Lemonade Stand"

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Natasha Dakouri-Hild has just been named a National Lecturer by the Archaeological Institute of America for 2023-24. 

Monday, June 26, 2023

A recent UVA Art History and Arts Administration Alum, Laura Guerrero, is co-curating an exhibition of 45 artists thus far at Oolite Arts in Miami Beach, FL.  The exhibition will be up from July 12th -- September 17th, 2023. &hellip

Friday, June 23, 2023

Professor David Getsy’s book Queer Behavior: Scott Burton and Performance Art is the recipient of the 2023 Robert Motherwell Book Award for outstanding publication in the history and criticism of modernism in the arts, giv

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Students wrap up the inaugral UVa in Mexico course with Federico Cuatlacuatl.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Margo Smith AM, founding director of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection was given the Thomas Jefferson Award for Service at a dinner hosted by the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors in the Rotunda on June 1.

Thursday, June 1, 2023


Thursday, April 27, 2023

“It’s a blend of commemoration, awareness building, art and activism all at once,” said Catherine Walden, program director for the Mellon Race, Place and Equity Program.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The work of Francesca Fiorani (Art History) will be featured in a new Kennedy Center multimedia presentation — part of RiverRun's "FLOW" LITERARY Series — about Leonardo da Vinci and "the g

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Mamadou Dia is an award-winning film director, screenwriter and former journalist from Senegal who now teaches as an assistant professor of practice in the Departments of French and Media Studies.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Dean Dass

“Clouds, Flares, Fireflies”

19 March - 14 May 2023

Schmidt/Dean Gallery, 1879 Old Cuthbert Road, Warehouses 13 and 32, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Reception Sunday 19 March

Monday, February 27, 2023

Artist and filmmaker Anna Hogg based the film around her family history, and more specifically a quilt made by her great-grandmother. The quilt is seen in the film being hand-washed by the women in her family.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Victoria Valdes is planning to honor the life and work of D’Sean Perry, who was a studio art major in the College of Arts & Sciences and was on track to graduate this May.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Federico's collaborative project covered by UVa Arts Magazine

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Professor of Arts Administration George Sampson and a cohort of Arts Administration students had worked on planning and executing a residency by free jazz great Bill Cole and his Untempered Ensemble.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

A new exhibit at the University of Virginia has offered artists who identify as “undocumented” a place to showcase their work, and soon the exhibit organizers will be offering a place for those artists to create as well.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The Ruffin Gallery at the University of Virginia is hosting the Aesthetics of Undocumentedness exhibit, a collection of works from artists who are or were undocumen

Monday, December 12, 2022

The Phillips Collection’s new academic partnership with the University Virginia is slated to begin in fall 2023.

Monday, November 28, 2022

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to present the 2023 Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award to Dr. John J. Dobbins.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Associate Professor Fotini Kondyli is the NEH Horace W.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Focusing on a theme, such as war, and seeing how it has been depicted over time helps give students access to the world of art, instructor Dan Weiss said.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

As Artists Look for Alternatives to the ‘Limiting’ Aspects of Figuration, Art Historian David Getsy Surveys the Landscape of Queer Abstraction.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.- The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia (UVA) has received a $250,000 American Art Program Respo

Friday, May 6, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, Jennifer Bair, Professor of Sociology, will serve as the next Associate Dean for Social Sciences, and Sarah Betzer, Professor of Art, w

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Elizabeth Turner's Art & Experience students explore real life themes in a virtual environment.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Natasha Dakouri-Hild has been nominated for the Leonard A. Lauder Visiting Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC).

Friday, April 22, 2022

Amanda Phillips has been selected by the Fulbright Commission as a Senior Researcher attached to Koç University in Istanbul for the coming academic year. 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Tyler Jo Smith (in a super secret ceremony) was awarded the 2021 Z Society Distinguished Faculty Award. We add this to Dr. Smith's recent Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations Dr.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Art Department is pleased to announce a new internship we are sponsoring at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Rosario Cornejo has received a substantial Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship to continue research on her dissertation, “Gems in the Sky: Bridging Astrology and Magic in the Lapidario of Alfonso X,” in Spain. 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Many of UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences alumni with degrees in studio arts, drama or music go on to successful careers in arts and entertainment, in the world’s great museums or educating the next generation of creative minds.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Art has always had a place in connecting cultures and rediscovering history, but recent social isolation and unrest make it more crucial than ever as a key to learning from each other.

Friday, March 18, 2022

The UVA School of Architecture welcomes Mohamed Ismail to the faculty in the Department of Architecture as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He will begin his appointment in August 2022.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Dr. Andrea Roberts, planning historian, theorist, public humanities scholar, place preservationist and educator, joins the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Architecture as Associate Professor in Urban and Environmental Planning.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

James Scheuren (Film & Video) and Lauren Van Nest (Ph.D Candidate) are 2022-23 VMFA Visual Arts Fellows


Thursday, February 17, 2022

We are excited to announce the donation by Professor Greg Castillo and his partner Gary Brown of over 35 paintings from their private collection to Kluge-Ruhe!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Professor Sarah Betzer’s new book Animating the Antique is out today on Penn State University Press! Whitney Davis "painstaking, original, and uncompromising.”

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

David Getsy and Che Gossett have been awarded the Art Journal Award for their article: ... [...]

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

"Counterpoint" by artist Sepideh Dashti will be on view in the Ruffin Gallery from January 24 - February 24. The gallery is open weekdays from 9 AM - 5 PM.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Kevin Jerome Everson’s “State Bird” is on display on the High Line at 14th Street daily from 5–6:45pm through March 16, 2022.

Friday, January 7, 2022

The Department of Art at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Art in the Americas and... [...]

Thursday, December 16, 2021

For its Winter 2021 special issue on “Ambiguity”, the peer-reviewed journal On_Culture published a forum centered on David Getsy’s polemical text on “refusing ambiguity”.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Christian Camacho spoke with student Ruffin Gallery Assistant, Olivia Pettee, about his solo exhibition in the Ruffin Gallery, The Caterpillar Set. The show is on view until December 17, 2021... [...]

Thursday, December 2, 2021

“During the time I was photographing the aftermath of the 2020 Cameron Peak Fire,” Wylie said, “massive forest fires were burning in California and Oregon.

Monday, November 15, 2021

UVa Arts Intern, Lydia Hendrickson, was part of the Scottsville Center for the Arts and the Natural Environment initiative putting the works of local artists in public windows in Scottsville. 


Friday, October 29, 2021

The Caterpillar Set gathers together a group of recent works whose signs occur within a shared imagination for sculpture, painting and light, as well as personal spaces and scales. Composed of materials of easy access and recurrent... [...]

Thursday, October 21, 2021

“We think its high time that Charlottesville made an investment in a new kind of public art that uplifts the stories of those who have been harmed in our past public artworks,” said Kendall King, a co-director with Visible Records.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Review of the Fralin exhibit "Skyscraper Gothic" in the Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Jameel Prize: Poetry to Politics is devoted to contemporary design inspired by Islamic tradition. This is the sixth edition of the Jameel Prize and is the first time it has focused on design alone.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The artist Kevin Jerome Everson (*1965 Mansfield, lives in Charlottesville) is one of the most renowned experimental filmmakers of our time.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Fotini Kondyli has been named a NEH Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor for a three-year term beginning this month.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Emily Moores investigates the interaction of playful colors and rich handmade textures in her installation Wild Whimsy, the first exhibition in the Ruffin Gallery Exhibition Proposal Program.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Department of Art is excited to announce the appointment of Marisa Williamson as Assistant Professor of Visual Art with a research focus on Blackness.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Inspired by dadirri, the Aboriginal practice of deep listening, “Breathe With Me,” an installation at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, invites visitors to slow down, attune to nature, and connect

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Robbins's book, published by the University of Chicago Press, provides the first extended study of authorship in mid-20th century abstract painting in the US

Friday, June 11, 2021

The Department of Art is delighted to announce the appointment of David J. Getsy as the inaugural Eleanor Shea Professor of Art History.

Friday, May 28, 2021

This exhibition highlights the work produced by studio art majors during their final year at the University of Virginia.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Come see virtual exhibitions created by Beth Turner's Art and Experience and American Modernisms classes.

See Art and Experience HERE

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Awardees each receive; a 200 square foot studio; $1500 materials stipend; mentorship via UVa Studio Arts faculty & visiting artists.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

During her time at MASS MoCA, she plans to create and photograph provisional installations.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Smith's paper "Bodies in Motion: Dance, Gesture, and Ritual on Greek Vases" examines dance gesture as a mechanism of ritual communication in ancient Greek vase-painting.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Join the Studio Art Department for the thesis exhibitions of our graduating 4th years and Aunspaugh Fellows. Each week through May 7th, there will be rotating work on view in Ruffin Hall.

Friday, March 26, 2021

The Department will sponsor internships in the Visual Resource Center, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, and the Scottsville Center for the Arts and and the Natural Environment. Applications are due April... [...]

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Neal Rock spoke with student Ruffin Gallery Assistant, Olivia Pettee, ahead of his solo exhibition in the Ruffin Gallery, Flesh Poems. The show is on view until March 26, 2021. 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Painting Professor Neal Rock's solo exhibition in the Ruffin Gallery is open through March 26, 2021 by appointment.


Monday, March 1, 2021

Professor Fiorani, UVA’s resident expert on Leonardo da Vinci, shares details and fun facts from her new book – and explains why the “Renaissance man” tag might be misapplied.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The prize will award one outstanding undergraduate or graduate artist $2,500. Applications are due May 2, 2021.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Dean Baucom has announced that Kevin Everson will serve as the next director of Studio Art. Kevin will lead the program over the next three years. Please join us in welcoming Kevin to this role.

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for a graduate summer Internship in the Sculpture and Decorative Arts conservation lab.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Art Conservation Summer 2021 Internship Opportunity

Friday, February 19, 2021

"Life is what happens when you make other plans." highlights Archaeology student research with professors Tyler Jo Smith, Fotini Kondyli, and Anastasia Dakouri-Hild during COVID.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Application review will begin March 5th, 2021 until the position is filled.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers) reads from and discusses her work as well as how she became an author-illustrator on March 23, 2021.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Everson's short films, made in collaboration with Claudrena N. Harold, are featured alongside work by other great auteurs including Antonioni, Kelly Reichardt, Hitchcock, Claire Denis, and Yasujiro Ozu, among many others!

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The first exhibition of the 2021 season in Ruffin Hall, curated by PhD Candidates, Lucia Colombari and Kelvin L. Parnell Jr., is open through February 19th. 

Friday, January 22, 2021

The volume, published by the National Museum of Asian Art, allows includes an essay by Art History alumnus Murad K. Mumtaz.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Department of Art invites applications from contemporary visual artists, working in any visual medium, whose creative work focuses on Blackness.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The water displays in Roman Greece in the villa of Herodes Atticus at Eva-Loukou and in the forecourt of the sanctuary of Demeter and Kore at Eleusis demonstrate diverse uses and contexts of flowing water.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Kondlyi's six years on working on the Thebes Synergasia Excavation, where she's taken numerous undergraduate and graduate students, is featured in Hesperia 89.4. 


Friday, December 18, 2020

In both "American Modernisms" and "Alexander Calder and the World of Modern Art", student have translated their final projects into virtual exhibitions. 


Monday, December 14, 2020

The book, out on Flood Editions, follows a rural eastern Colorado high school six-man football team through the entire season and is made mostly from video stills pull from over 40 hours of video footage.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

An entirely new account of Leonardo the artist and Leonardo the scientist, and why they were one and the same man.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Barbara Campbell Thomas's solo exhibition Pneuma is on display in the Ruffin Gallery through December 18, 2020. In conjunction with her exhibition, Ruffin Gallery Assistant, Olivia Pettee, sat down with Barbara to talk about her... [...]

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Art Department stands in support of students, alumni, and all of those who have been on the front lines of this most recent struggle against police violence and systemic racism.

Friday, May 15, 2020

View the virtual graduation ceremonies for the Art History Program Class of 2020!