April 1, 2008 — The University of Virginia Art Museum has extended its opening hours. Effective immediately, the museum is now open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Currently on view in the museum is the special exhibition "Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art." This exhibition and its accompanying publication examine the aesthetic motives, historical context, political impact and social uses of artworks that deal with the theme of the plantation. It features more than 75 paintings, works on paper, photographs, mixed media and installation works. Through the eyes of a range of artists such as Winslow Homer, Carrie Mae Weems, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Edwin Harleston, Kara Walker and Romare Bearden, "Landscape of Slavery" examines depictions of plantations, plantation views and related slave imagery in the context of the history of landscape painting in America.
For more information call (434) 924-3592 or visit the museum Web site at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.