U.Va. Art Museum's Final Friday Reception Features 'Highlights from the Collection'

April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010 — The University of Virginia Art Museum hosts its last Final Friday reception of the spring on April 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy refreshments and the special exhibition "Highlights from the Collection: From Rodin to Warhol," which is on view through July 11.

"Highlights from the Collection" features objects ranging in date from the 15th century to the mid-20th century, installed to encourage a consideration of artistic practice across time. These landscapes, portraits and abstract works ask the viewer to ponder the varied social conditions that have caused them to come into being.

Early portraits by Rembrandt Peale and John Singer Sargent describe 19th-century America's penchant for depicting wealth and a cultured disposition, while works by Alexander Calder and Joseph Stella, juxtaposed with works by Aboriginal painters, suggest the nuances of 20th-century abstraction.

The reception will also feature a performance by the Sil'hooettes, one of U.Va.'s student a cappella groups.

Admission to Final Friday is free for museum members and U.Va. students, thanks to Arts$. A $3 admission is charged to nonmembers.

Free parking is available at Culbreth Road Garage, on Culbreth Road, 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. For information, visit here.

— By Jane Ford