Go online for UVA arts


As part of its "Campaign for the Arts" promotion to improve the study of the arts, the University of Virginia launched a new website today.

The website, which the University created in collaboration with its various arts departments, the UVA Art Museum, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, the School of Architecture and the Strategic Communications group in Public Affairs, plans to feature stories of UVA faculty and staff contributing to the campaign in myriad ways. Currently, the site has profiles of Jonathan Green, a 2007 drama department graduate, art history graduate student Christopher Oliver, music Ph.D. recipient Mary Simonson and the director of the dance program, Rose Beauchamp.

The "Campaign for the Arts" goals are also featured on the website, among them a new building for the UVA Art Museum, completion of the Culbreth Theatre addition and more funding for faculty, fellowships and scholarships.

Also in the works is a new Drama Building that, actually, has been in the works since before the "Campaign" was launched. C-VILLE reported on the building’s delay back in 2006, after a donation from donor Carl Smith was put "on hold."