After $2-million in renovations, the University of Virginia Museum of Art is re-opening to the public this weekend. New lighting, climate control, and new exhibits will greet guests who walk through the galleries.
Some of the exhibits include original drawings of Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village, and pieces of aboriginal art.
The art museum director, Bruce Boucher, hopes the renovation helps bring the university and the community together. “We hope that by infusing new life into the physical plant of the museum that we're also able to infuse new life into the kind of exhibitions that we can show and reach out to the university and the community at wide and become a forum for the discussion of art and the enjoyment of art in Charlottesville,” he stated.
After Saturday, the museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:13 PM EST2013-12-11 01:13:23 GMT
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