New Web Site Focuses on Future of the Arts at the University of Virginia

July 2, 2008 — The University of Virginia has launched a new Web site designed to promote its overall plan to improve the study of the arts.

The "Campaign for the Arts" site features stories about students and faculty and also describes the goals and priorities for the University's Campaign for the Arts, which include a new building for the U.Va. Art Museum, completion of the Culbreth Theatre addition and funding for faculty, fellowships and scholarships.

According to Marilyn J. Wright, director of the University's Arts Grounds Campaign, the site was a cooperative project of the Strategic Communications group in Public Affairs along with Arts & Sciences Communications, the Library, the University of Virginia Art Museum, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, the School of Architecture, and the departments of Art, Drama, Music and Media Studies.

The current featured stories focus on Rose Beauchamp, director of the dance program; Jonathan Green, a 2007 graduate of the drama department; Mary Simonson, the first recipient of a Ph.D. in music from U.Va. and first to earn such a degree in the commonwealth; and Christopher Oliver, a graduate student in art history.

Click the image above to go to Campaign for the Arts site.