Topic: Arts & Entertainment

Subtopics:   Books Dance Film Music Radio/Podcasts Television Theater Visual Arts
National Treasure

National Treasure

At home with UVA poet and National Book Award finalist Rita Dove

UVA poet and National Book Award finalist Rita Dove shares stories of her family, writing career and teaching at UVA.

Winter 2016

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

Alumna discovers a bestseller and major motion picture in her own backyard

Margot Lee Shetterly discovered an important part of American space race history in her own childhood neighborhood.

Winter 2016

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a look at the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

Winter 2016

Breakout Artist

Breakout Artist

Lolita Foster turned her walk-on in prison dramedy Orange is the New Black into a two-year role

Lolita Foster, whose passion for theater began at the University, turns a walk-on role into a two-year gig with Netflix's popular show, "Orange is the New Black."

Winter 2016

’Hoo You Gonna Call

’Hoo You Gonna Call

Alumnus James Maxwell brought real science to Ghostbusters

Alumnus and nuclear physicist James Maxwell was doing research at MIT when Columbia Pictures approached him about props for a new movie.

Winter 2016

Teaching TV

Teaching TV

What Breaking Bad tells us about modern America

Media Studies Professor William Little teaches political theory, history, sociology and psychology, all through the lens of AMC drama “Breaking Bad.”

Fall 2016

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

Alumnus actor goes where his characters take him

School of Commerce alum Teddy Sears turned from his family’s athletic dynasty to pursue a business career, but somehow found himself acting instead. Here’s why.

Fall 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

A sampling of recently published books by UVA alumni and faculty, available for purchase at the UVA bookstore.

Fall 2016

Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Book conservator keeps UVA’s most rare resources intact

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.

Fall 2016

Questions Before Answers

Questions Before Answers

For inspiration, a novelist starts with what she doesn’t know

When asked how she comes up with story ideas, author Kim Brooks to points to a lesson learned from one of her UVA professors about asking questions.

Fall 2016

Andy Warhol at the Fralin

Andy Warhol at the Fralin

Visitors to UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art can view Warhol’s “Saint Apollonia,” celebrity portraits such as the famous Marilyn Monroe, pieces from his “Cowboys and Indians” series and more in the museum’s current exhibit, “Andy Warhol: Icons.”

Fall 2016

From Time to Time

From Time to Time

See the evolution of spots around Grounds

Take a look at how some of the most familiar spots have changed—or remained the same—over time.

July 14, 2016

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Excerpts of new work by graduates of UVA’s creative writing program

Excerpts from the first pages of eight new books by alumni of UVA’s Creative Writing program.

Summer 2016

Radio Music Society

Radio Music Society

Students in UVA’s Radio Music Society arrange pop songs for string quartets. From arrangement to final performance, see one group interpret Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”

Summer 2016

Soul Power

Soul Power

Tracing the African-American experience through popular music

Professor Claudrena Harold’s From Motown to Hip-Hop course traces the African-American experience through popular music.

Summer 2016

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Highlights

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is paying homage to world-famous art dealer Samuel Kootz (Law 1921) in an exhibition called “Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966,” which examines the role he played in the establishment of modern American art.

End of an Era

End of an Era

The Littlepage years saw major gains, some setbacks and lots of tough calls subject to second-guessing.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

A doctor thought she’d donate blankets and socks during Hurricane Harvey and ended up contributing so much more.

Calm Amid the Chaos

Calm Amid the Chaos

From meditation to monitoring social media: How the UVA E.R. team prepared for the worst of a tragic weekend’s violence.