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Vanishing Cultures

Vanishing Cultures

Alumnus Taylor Weidman works to safeguard indigenous communities through photography.

The School of Athens

The School of Athens

One of Raphael's most famous frescoes has enjoyed its own renaissance at the University.

Perry’s Progress

Perry’s Progress

Artist Lincoln Perry returns to Old Cabell Hall to complete a mural he began over a decade ago.

Wet Paint

Wet Paint

Students have painted public spaces around Grounds for more than a century. From Beta Bridge to stairwells, U.Va.'s graffiti tradition is very much alive.

Experimental Beds

Experimental Beds

Australian artist Judy Watson examines Thomas Jefferson's relationships through a series of etchings.

Art Up Close

The U.Va. Art Museum gets a new name, a new curator and some new art.

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

U.Va. students construct life-sized moving monsters with the help of Hollywood special-effects artists.

Winning Watercolor

Required Reading

Required Reading

Maurie McInnis, art history professor and associate dean for academic programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, recently published Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American

Bookmarked: The Art of the Matter

Bookmarked: The Art of the Matter

A new U.Va. archive digitizes manuscripts related to da Vinci's Treatise on Painting.

Theater as You’ve Never Seen It Before

Theater as You’ve Never Seen It Before

Set designer Lisi Stoessel (Col '06, Grad '08) creates fantastical places.

Kudzu and Heavy Metal

Kudzu and Heavy Metal

Driving down I-81 with heavy metal on the stereo, Pamela Pecchio envisioned a new series of photographs

Rebuilding History … With Cardboard and Paint

Rebuilding History … With Cardboard and Paint

Mammoth Undertaking: Students reimagine Brooks Hall menagerie.

Unleashing Their Inner Warriors

Studio art professor William Bennett’s January Term course hosted nearly a dozen U.Va. students who brought their own ideas of adversity into the classroom

Bookmarked: Please Touch the Artwork

iPad users can turn, magnify and further explore 19 objects from the U.Va. Art Museum’s collection as if the artifacts were in their hands. At

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Pioneer

    Bernard Mayes had a long list of achievements before he even came to U.Va. But on Grounds, he is perhaps best remembered as a Cambridge gentleman in a tweed jacket who broke down barriers for gay students and colleagues alike.

  • Charlottesville A to Z

    A look beyond well-known favorites like Monticello and the Rotunda reveals some of the smaller, more unexpected things that make Charlottesville and the University so special.

  • Difference Maker: Rob Marsh

    Since leaving a career in the U.S. Army, Rob Marsh (Col '78) has devoted his life to serving as a country doctor in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

  • Stories Evil Tells

    Professor Alon Confino offers his thoughts on how humans use stories to explain our history and justify our motivations for doing things—the good things and especially the bad ones.

  • Make It Like Monticello

    Here's how to make a modern version of the vanilla ice cream Jefferson had served at Monticello

  • Breaking the Bubble

    About 3,100 students volunteer through Madison House for at least one hour each week. See how they're making a difference in the Charlottesville community.

  • Brain Freeze

    What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A U.Va. neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.

  • Sleuthing Sudden Death

    Eric Topol (Col ’75), director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is helping untangle the mystery of sudden, unexplained death.