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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

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Great place to see this special art work

This museum has an extensive collection of Aboriginal art. Most of the art work was owned privately... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2017
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
A jem of a museum

Kluge-Ruhe has the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal art outside of Australia. It is a... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
Charlottesville, VA, United States
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The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is the largest collection of Indigenous Australian art outside Australia, and comprises over 1800 objects and paintings created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from different regions of...more
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400 Worrell Dr, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911-8691
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

This museum has an extensive collection of Aboriginal art. Most of the art work was owned privately and donated. We arrived at their opening and were the only visitors. They do not charge admission. Located in an old home on a beautiful piece of property.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank line10
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Kluge-Ruhe has the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal art outside of Australia. It is a wonderful museum and it frequently has artists visit from Australia. If you are in central Virginia you should visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

Our friends who visit Charlottesville often had recommended this museum to us as a place to tour during our December stay. We discovered that the museum was going to close for a month or so for renovations the day after we arrived in Charlottesville, so...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank LivinglifeinPA
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We spent a nice hour investigating this small museum in Charlottesville. It was such a surprise to see this Australian Aboriginal Art in the Virginia countryside!

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Mojo01267
Reviewed August 28, 2016

What a gem. This is a small but very interesting collection and in our brief visit we learned a lot about aboriginal art. Special exhibits are placed by the artists themselves on visits to UVA and are changed about 3 times a year so a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Barbara Y
Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is a great Museum housing the biggest Australian Aboriginal Art Collection outside of Australia, you would not expect such a great collection in a small town like Charllottesville. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and always happy to answer your questions. They run a...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

You think of a visit to Charlottesville as an American history lesson. But this museum was a wonderful find. The Yarning exhibit caught our attention, and was unique and touching. The curators explanation of the show and the collection was a great introduction to the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed June 26, 2016

We stopped at this small art museum to learn more about Aboriginal art. This museum is one of a kind in the US. It is well curated and informative. There are currently two new exhibits, both of which introduced us to new ideas and information...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank teachme2read
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Want to kill 30 minutes waiting for your x-ray results at Martha Jefferson? Not a bad place to do it. Some rich guy left his collection to UVA. It's Aboriginal. Only kinda interesting.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank rocky490
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Stopped through on a visit to UVA. Was pleasantly surprised with the quality of their pieces, and I am happy to say that I learned a lot about Aboriginal art!

Date of experience: May 2016
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1 to 5 pm. However, I recommend calling first.