April 15, 2011 — The University of Virginia Art Museum will host the last Final Friday reception of the spring on April 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy refreshments and a chance to see the special exhibition "Excavating New Ground: American Art in the 1970s," on view through Aug. 14.
"Excavating New Ground" examines the development of art practice on the East Coast within the fluctuating social topography of the 1970s. Drawing on the museum's collection of abstract and figurative painting and sculpture, the exhibition considers such ideas as the distinction between figure and figurative painting while highlighting the varied styles characterized as post-painterly abstraction.
Guests will also be able to view the special exhibitions, "Southern Views/Southern Photographers" and "Society Portraits: Andy Warhol's Photographic Legacy."
Admission to Final Friday is free for museum members and U.Va. students, thanks to Arts$. A $3 admission fee is charged to non-members.
Free parking is available at Culbreth Road Garage and in the A6 parking lot, next to Madison Bowl on Rugby Road.
The U.Va. Art Museum is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.