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“Fabulous collection of Australian Aboriginal art. A must see for artists.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia
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Owner description: 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 Australia. Visiting the Kluge-Ruhe is a terrific opportunity to learn about a different culture, view a film of artists creating and discussing their art, and see the gorgeous views of Charlottesville from this museum on a hill. An exhibition of works from the permanent collection is changed annually, while special exhibitions in the rotating gallery change every four months. Special events include lectures and performances by visiting artists, scholars, and musicians, film screenings, and educational programs for all ages. A free guided tour of the current exhibitions is offered each Saturday at 10:30 am.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Fabulous collection of Australian Aboriginal art. A must see for artists.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

This museum is small, easily accessible and fascinating. It is the only museum in the USA dedicated to Australian Aboriginal art. It is a must for any artist and also for anyone interested in Australia and Aboriginal culture. I like it because it's not too overwhelming and each painting has an explanation. I also appreciated the video the day I visited which was an interview of the artist whose work was on display. Also the staff are discreetly around if you have questions. Some posters, prints, paintings are for sale.

Visited January 2012
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