Sarah Sargent



Edouard Vuillard’s “Young Woman Trying on a Hat,” c. 1900, is one of 55 works on view in the Fralin’s French drawings exhibition. Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon Collection, 95.24

Fralin Museum’s “Corot to Cézanne” paints a portrait of the collectors

One of America’s great art connoisseurs and patrons, Paul Mellon was quoted as saying that he and his wife “almost never buy a painting or drawing we would not want to live with or see constantly.” Having cut his teeth on father Andrew Mellon’s renowned art collection (which formed the nucleus of the National Gallery of Art), Paul Mellon was graced with an extraordinarily refined eye.

"Composition, 1934" is one of the works on exhibit in Jean Hélion: "Reality and Abstraction."

Jean Hélion’s journey through abstraction at the Fralin Museum of Art

“Jean Hélion: Reality and Abstraction,” currently on view at UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art presents a small, yet rich collection of this under-appreciated artist’s work. The eight paintings and numerous works on paper are both handsome works of art and revealing souvenirs from Hélion’s artistic journey “through and then away from abstract art.” Curated by […]

UVA art history professor Lyn Gasman decoded and detailed the work of Pablo Picasso. Photo: courtesy of Les Yeux du Monde

“Picasso, Lydia and Friends” at Les Yeux du Monde

Friday’s opening of “Picasso, Lydia and Friends,”  features the work of Anne Chesnut, Dean Dass, David Summers, Rosemarie Fiore, Russ Warren, Sanda Iliescu, Lydia Gasman and last but not least, Picasso. The exhibition heralds the advent of the Lydia Csato Gasman Archives for Picasso and Modernist Studies under the leadership of Lyn Bolen Warren and […]

“Horn 1, 2012” is one of the camera obscura pieces included in the exhibit at Les Yeux du Monde. (Courtesy of Les Yeux du Monde)

Rob Tarbell and Douglas Boyce fuse visual art and musical composition

A collaboration between visual artist Rob Tarbell and composer Douglas Boyce, “Bird-like Things in Things Like Trees” was conceived two summers ago during an artist residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Auvillar, France. While there, both men became captivated by a distinctive birdsong. Their unsuccessful quest to identify the bird became […]

Artists and UVA students connect the dots in Google Earth project

Artists and UVA students connect the dots in Google Earth project

Artist and UVA professor Megan Marlatt leads “The Cardboard Collective” to create a public work of art visible via satellite. (Kelly Johnson) Working under the direction of artist and professor Megan Marlatt, “The Cardboard Collective” has been at it again painting “Hello Pluto, Good-bye Kitty” on an asphalt parking lot off Route 29. Made up […]

Chroma celebrates the human form

Chroma celebrates the human form

Existence rather than likeness is the focus of “Protagonist,” on view at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory through March 24. The show features the work of a diverse group of artists—Bolanle Adeboye, Matt Kleberg, Akemi Ohira, Sarah Owens, Carrie Miller Payne, Nym Pedersen, Sharon Shapiro, and Richard Weaver—whose images employ metaphor, allegory, and the creative application […]

UVA's Brooks Museum resurrected through cardboard

UVA's Brooks Museum resurrected through cardboard

 A collaboration between The Cardboard Company and New York artist Tom Burckhardt, “The Brooks Natural History Museum C. 1900: A Creative Interpretation,” opened at Ruffin Gallery on February 24. The installation is a whimsical re-imagination of UVA’s defunct natural history museum, which occupied Brooks Hall from 1877 through the 1940s, constructed of brown cardboard (60 […]

UVA Art Museum’s new run covers ground

UVA Art Museum’s new run covers ground

The UVA Art Museum unveiled four new shows earlier this month that cover a breathtaking expanse of ground and make for an enjoyable afternoon of fine art. Curated by Paul Barolsky, Commonwealth Professor of Italian Renaissance Art and Literature, “Master Printmakers: The Italian Renaissance and its Modern Legacy” features engravings, woodcuts, and etchings by artists […]