U.Va. Art Museum Announces Saturday Tour by Andrea Douglas on March 20

March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010 — Andrea Douglas will give a Saturday Special Tour at the University of Virginia Art Museum on March 20 at 2 p.m.

Douglas is the curator of exhibitions at the U.Va. Art Museum and curator of the exhibition "African-American Art," on view in the museum through March 21. She will discuss the development of African-American art from the 1920s through the present, including works in the exhibition by Romare Bearden, Augusta Savage and Jacob Lawrence.

She has been curator of exhibitions at the museum since 2004. Her primary fields of interest are African Diaspora, African-American art and contemporary art and theory. In 2007, Douglas curated "William Christenberry: Site Possession," the first comprehensive exhibitions of the artist's drawings.

In addition to curatorial work, she has been visiting professor of contemporary art at Tulane University and taught African-American art and new media and identity in U.Va.'s McIntire Department of Art.

She has published articles on artists Carrie Mae Weems, Jefferson Pinder and Charles Clarence Dawson.
The museum's Saturday Special Tours by curators and faculty offer more informal considerations of objects or ideas related to work in current exhibitions. They are offered on the third Saturday of each month, from 2 to 3 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

For information, call 434-243-2050 or e-mail museumoutreach@virginia.edu.

— By Jane Ford