April 14, 2008 — The Volunteer Board of the University of Virginia Art Museum invites the public to enjoy Garden Week at the museum. On Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum will be open without charge for visitors to see a delightful array of flower arrangements — inspired by works of art on view —prepared by area garden club members and residents of all ages.
This year, "Flowers Interpret Art" offers a new twist. Highlighting the beauty found in a work's details, participants will interpret sections of Jan Van Kessel’s "Still Life with Fruit and Monkey" (ca. 1650). An enigmatic monkey, an overturned porcelain bowl and a bounty of fruits and foliage are all fodder for creative interpretation.
"Flowers Interpret Art" is an annual event organized by the museum's Volunteer Board. The Gallery Guild provides complimentary refreshments throughout the day. At 6 p.m., the Volunteer Board will offer its traditional "Flowers Interpret Art" buffet. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Reservations can be made by calling 434-924-3592 no later than April 19. Parking for the evening event is provided by Westminster Presbyterian Church, located one block beyond the museum on the opposite side of Rugby Road.