University of Virginia Art Museum Lunchtime Gallery Talk Set for April 9

April 02, 2008

April 2, 2008 — In conjunction with the University of Virginia Art Museum's special exhibition, "Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art," McIntire Department of Art M.A. art history candidate Christopher Oliver will give a lunchtime gallery talk on April 9 at 1 p.m. in the museum. Oliver's informal talk, "Dismantling the Plantation Landscape: Structure and Memory after Emancipation” will consider such works as "The Old Westover House" by Edward Lamson Henry.

The exhibition, "Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art," depicts culture in the plantation-era South as represented through more than 70 works of art, created by artists from the early 19th century to today.

The U.Va. Art Museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesdays through Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m. Parking is available on Bayly Drive, off Rugby Road and in the Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet Street.

For information, call 434-924-3592 or visit the museum Web site at