November 17, 2009 — The newest art gallery at the University of Virginia is in the second-floor foyer of Thornton Hall. It's hosted by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Science, Technology and Society.
The gallery's first installation is four paintings by local artist and U.Va. graduate student Katelyn Sack. The exhibit will run through mid-spring, to be followed by a new installation.
Mainly students' work will be exhibited, but the gallery will grow to include works by faculty and local residents.
The gallery is co-curated by Benjamin Cohen, assistant professor in Science, Technology and Society, and George Cahen, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, advised by a curatorial committee.
The selection process for the second exhibit will start with spring semester. Those interested in displaying work or joining the curatorial committee can contact Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org; include "Thornton Art Gallery" in the subject header.