Topic: Visual Arts

Portrait of a Confessed Slowpoke

Portrait of a Confessed Slowpoke

Nothing’s safe from the sharp pencil of cartoonist Jen Sorensen

How does a comic writer come up with jokes? Jen Sorensen, author of the cartoon Slowpoke, reveals the secrets of humor.

Fall 2009

The Shape of Art to Come

The Shape of Art to Come

New director for the UVA Art Museum

Bruce Boucher on Thomas Jefferson and the future of the University's art museum.

Summer 2009

Portraiture in Spray Paint

Portraiture in Spray Paint

James Dean Erickson (Col ’08) only paints people he knows. He paints them so large that their faces take up whole walls, their irises half a foot wide.

Summer 2009

Deciphering Our Lady of the Lily

Deciphering Our Lady of the Lily

Empowering art, past and present

In 1912, when Georgia O’Keeffe arrived in Charlottesville, she’d nearly given up on art. “She hadn’t touched a paintbrush in four years,...

Spring 2009

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Poe Room

At first glance, when I noticed the photo of André Harvey’s bronze crow sculpture, Sounding the Alarm, in the article “The...

Spring 2009

Miniature Literature

Miniature Literature

The Small Library's big collection of little books

The Miniature Book Society defines a miniature book as any book less than three inches on each side. Historically, such tiny books served a purpose.

Winter 2008

Picture This

Picture This

The Virginia Magazine Photo Contest

The contest sought photographs that captured the spirit of the University. Pictures from alumni, faculty and students rolled in, and the judges have picked the best of the bunch.

Winter 2008

Winning Palette

Winning Palette

Student's eye for color earns prize

Alli McKee (Col '09) wins the Alumni Association's 2009 art prize.

Winter 2008

Carnival Atmosphere

Carnival Atmosphere

A photographer's inside look at Cape Town minstrels

Since 2006, John Mason has been using his skills with a camera to capture the spirit and color of Carnival in Cape Town.

Summer 2008

Look Homeward, Goddesses

Look Homeward, Goddesses

UVA returns sculptures to ancient home

After a Homeric journey, two ancient sculptures, believed to have been looted, are set to be repatriated.

Spring 2008

1868: First Photograph of the Rotunda

1868: First Photograph of the Rotunda

Taken shortly after the Civil War, this is the earliest known photograph of the Lawn and Rotunda. The gate in the foreground is described on a Special Collections Web...

Spring 2008

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Painting wins contest, in the nick of time

Rubaina Zaman (Col ’09) believes that a painting is never really finished, but she had to put that concept aside while rushing to complete an art assignment last spring.<...

Winter 2007

Rail to Rail

Rail to Rail

Traveling art exhibit unpacks history

The Whitelaw Hotel in Washington, D.C., was once a luxury hotel that served black travelers, from Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway to Pullman porters. Often referred to as...

Winter 2007

It’s in the Mail

It’s in the Mail

The News

On May 11, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new 41-cent stamp to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. The unique triangular stamp recalls...

Summer 2007

Points of Light

Points of Light

The paintings of Randall Stoltzfus

Some artists paint with a deliberate aim. Randall Stoltzfus (Col ’93) is not one of them. Instead, he lets the work lead him toward its conclusion.

The...

Spring 2007

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Highlights

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.