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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of U.Va.

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Address: 400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone Number: 4342440234
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Very small but very interesting

The exhibit space (aside from temporary exhibits) is only 4 rooms, but it has excellent contemporary aboriginal art. It's worth a trip if you like aboriginal art or if you've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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suburban Boston, MA
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suburban Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The exhibit space (aside from temporary exhibits) is only 4 rooms, but it has excellent contemporary aboriginal art. It's worth a trip if you like aboriginal art or if you've never seen any - and the price is right (free.)

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a small museum in a beautiful setting, featuring art by the aboriginal people of Australia. It is unlike any other art I've seen, and it is both beautiful and fascinating. A rare treat!

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Vernon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This wasn't what I was expecting. It was much better. The works at the museum are created by contemporary Aboriginal artists. The interior was getting a new coat of paint when we visited, so not all of the galleries were accessible. This fact did not diminish the enthusiasm of the staff member who greeted us and gave us her undivided... More 

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John Day, OR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Only museum in the US dedicated to aboriginal art. Hidden gem. If this is at all an interest of yours don't miss it.

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Charlottesville, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

located just outside of Charlottesville in a beautiful country setting. I liked the location and wide collection of arts.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Takes a lot to surprise and excite a jaded senior citizen, world traveller, but this art museum did it. Unless you were born in the Outback I guarantee you have never seen art this colorful and inspiring and mysterious.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. This museum is unlike any other I have ever been to. The museum thoughtfully provides an education of Aboriginal culture through art. They demonstrate social issues of Australia being addressed through art. While the collection exhibited is small due to space limitations, they are continually changing the exhibit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This was a neat, relatively small and completely uncrowded art gallery of aboriginal art. While I'm not an expert by any means, I haven't seen any real displays dedicated specifically to Australian Aboriginal art. It is free to get in and the docent was very nice and helpful. We would definitely go back again.

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Boasting the largest collection of Aboriginal art outside Australia, this museum draws me back time and time again with freshly changing exhibits of world-class art and free admission. Don't miss it!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you are interested in contemporary Aboriginal Art you will not want to miss this museum....in fact, you will probably already know about it...The art is visually appealing for children as well as adults..but, it is extremely enriching to understand that the art conveys meaning, so be sure to get a docent tour...The docents are excellent...The collection is very large,... More 

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