Art Museum Saturday Tour Will Focus on 20th-Century Pieces in New Exhibit

April 06, 2010

April 6, 2010 — Matthew Affron will give a Saturday Special Tour at the University of Virginia Art Museum on April 17 at 2 p.m. Affron, curator of modern art, will discuss 20th-century pieces in the museum's new exhibition, "Highlights from the Collection: From Rodin to Warhol."

Affron, also academic curator at the museum and associate professor in the McIntire Department of Art, co-curated "Matisse, Picasso and Modern Art in Paris," the first comprehensive exhibition of works from the collection of T. Catesby Jones. That 2009 exhibition will open at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond on May 1 and run through Aug 15. Currently he is working on an exhibition featuring the American artist Joseph Cornell and Surrealism, to be completed in several years.

The museum's Saturday Special Tours by curators and faculty offer informal considerations of works of art in current exhibitions. They are offered on the third Saturday of each month, from 2 to 3 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

For information, call 434-243-2050 or e-mail

— By Jane Ford