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Fresh Art

Renovated museum opens its doors

Workers hang an Alexander Calder mobile on the first floor of the UVA Art Museum. Dan Addison

The University of Virginia Art Museum reopened after a $2 million summer renovation. New lighting and climate controls—which will allow the museum to get the accreditation it needs to secure better loans of art—have been installed in all the galleries. The second floor has been remodeled to provide a more flexible exhibition space and new classrooms for departments that use the museum as an academic resource. The museum entrance currently boasts a borrowed Alexander Calder mobile and an oil painting from the museum’s permanent collection, “The Lobby” by Willard Midgette.

Exhibits until Jan. 3:

Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village:
The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece

The Expanding Eye:
Art Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

Abstract Photography:
Selections from Glenstone