Hard work and innate talent help make an artist. But the artistic mind must also allow itself to be inspired, and to recognize inspiration in everyday life. Six UVA artists share what influenced them.
You know that sensation you feel when watching a favorite Disney film? A UVA art professor calls it the Disney myth and explains how we fall under its spell.
In the 1990s, Gilbert Bland Jr. stole rare maps from libraries across the country. This is the story of how a UVA investigator brought him to justice.
Filmmaker Mark Pellington (Col ’84) has directed music videos for U2, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson, among others. His latest project is NBC’s Blindspot.
Six new books from alumni and faculty.
Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty.
Eleanor Gould delights in sharing glimpses of Monticello's biodiversity and inspires her Instagram followers to see the flowers and insects, fruits and vegetables, sun-dappled trees and sweeping vistas with fresh eyes.
The OFFScreen film series, run by UVA students, draws viewers to Grounds to catch offbeat films in Newcomb Hall Theater.
After finishing his collegiate career as UVA’s all-time leading rusher, Thomas Jones (Col ’99) spent 12 years in the NFL before heading to Hollywood.
How UVA academics interpret the supernatural—spirits, visions, the undead and more—in their respective fields.
New student radio station WXTJ teaches students about the power of radio storytelling and amps up the local music scene with radio shows, listening parties and concerts.
Six recent book releases from UVA alumni and faculty.
Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.
Alumna Micaela Connery had an idea in high school to offer a theater program open to kids of all abilities, including those with special needs.
Take a look into the past, with commentary on select ads provided by UVA history professor and BackStory co-host Brian Balogh.