August 30, 2011 — Stephen Margulies, guest curator of the University of Virginia Art Museum, will give a Lunchtime Talk on the museum's exhibition, "The Dancer and the Dance: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs" on Sept. 13 from noon to 1 p.m.
"The Dancer and the Dance" presents images of dance drawn from the museum's permanent collection, as well as from a private collection. Together, these prints, drawings, photographs and sculpture reflect the perennial fascination of artists in conveying bodily movement as a manifestation of the spirit.
Margulies is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University and U.Va. He is a published poet, essayist and scholar, and for more than 20 years was a curator of works on paper at the museum. In his talk, Margulies will explores themes of motion, materiality and temporality, and discuss how the most ephemeral and detailed of dance gestures have be captured through still images by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Man Ray, Barbara Morgan and others.
"The Dancer and the Dance: Prints, Drawings and Photographs" runs through Dec. 23.
The museum hosts Lunchtime Talks on the second Tuesday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m. These tours offer the opportunity to join curators and faculty as they explore topics related to museum collections and exhibitions.
Lunchtime Talks are free and open to the public. For information, call 434-243-2050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is open free to the public Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and is located at 155 Rugby Road, one block from the Rotunda.