March 14, 2007 -- As Virginia explores its cultural heritage through the various events celebrating the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the University of Virginia Art Museum exhibition, "Collecting Heritage: Native American Art at the Museum," takes a broader look at particular moments in the cultural history of our country’s native peoples. Highlights from the Astor, Rucker and Blair collections, the three main Native American collections owned by the museum, are presented together to describe the artistic production of native peoples in the early 20th century. The exhibition also explores how these examples differ from artistic production in Virginia and how the various art forms presented continue into present times.
The exhibition will be on view for the museum’s March Final Friday reception, March 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Then, on Saturday, May 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., the museum will hold a Cultural Festival: "Celebrating Native American Culture. "
The museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitor parking is available on Bayly Drive, off Rugby Road.
For more information call (434) 924-3592 or visit the museum Web site at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Friday, March 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Final Friday Reception
, 1 to 4 p.m.
Cultural Festival: "Celebrating Native American Culture"