Media Advisory: Media Tour of Ruffin Hall, the New Home of Studio Art at the University of Virginia

September 09, 2008

September 9, 2008 — Join Larry Goedde, chairman of the University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Art, and Dean Dass, associate chairman of studio art and professor of printmaking, for a guided tour of Ruffin Hall, the new home of U.Va.'s Studio Art Program. Students will also be on hand to talk about what the building means their study of studio art.

The tour will begin at 3 p.m. at the terrace off Bayly Drive.

Ruffin Hall is the first entirely new building constructed on the Arts Grounds since Campbell Hall, home of the School of Architecture, was completed in 1970 and the Drama Department Building opened in 1974.

Faculty in each area of study — drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, new media and film, installation and performance art — worked with Schwartz/Silver Architects of Boston to create the state-of the-art, three-story, 42,000-square-foot facility. Ruffin Hall opened just a few days before fall classes began.

Please contact Jane Ford, 434-924-4298 or email Jane Ford, if you plan to attend.