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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This art collection is a surprising find in Charlottesville of all places. The collection is small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Unique Australian aboriginal art museum of contempory artists. Only disappointment was seeing any... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Rockville, Maryland
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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...more
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400 Worrell Dr, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911-8691
+1 434-244-0234
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All reviews small museum park like setting uva campus well worth the visit culture exhibition galleries docent admission estate grounds
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This art collection is a surprising find in Charlottesville of all places. The collection is small but reminded me of my time in Australia as well as my own Aboriginal paintings. The bark art is very unique as I never saw that during my travels....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Unique Australian aboriginal art museum of contempory artists. Only disappointment was seeing any ancient items or picures of non-contempory art work.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lincoln117
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely museum. Got to see a small talk about the exhibition. Great music. Variety of food trucks. Limited parking near the venue. Had to park by the hospital. Bring bug spray and chairs.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Judyspelot
K-RART, Manager at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

I'm so glad you got to attend our Night at the Musuem event! I'm sorry you had to park at the hospital - our August event was an anomaly in its size and we are investigating better parking solutions from here forward. I hope you...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a small art museum with rotating exhibits. It is free and connected to UVA. I stumbled onto this place by accident by following signs from 64 thinking it was another art museum, but I am glad I came to visit. :) It's quick...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We took advantage of a docent-led tour offered on Saturday mornings, and were very impressed. She was very knowledgeable and made the tour so informative and interesting. It’s a very small place and admission is free. Highly recommend this collection.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is great. It is a small space so they rotate the collections to keep it fresh for returning visitors. It was a really enjoyable time and the greeter was very sweet. The museum is free and does not take much time, so you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum but an impressive one. It is the largest collection of Aboriginal art outside of Australia. It is free and you can watch a film and see various paintings and other works of art. It’s a wonderful insight into a culture...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank tripitupanddown
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a very small museum in what is the main house of an old estate outside of downtown Charlottesville. There are only about 4 galleries and a hall. It is devoted exclusively to art of the Aboriginal tribes of Australia. This may sound a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank jimtons
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Tucked away in a park-like setting, this is a very small museum with an unusual type of art. No admission fee, small but adequate free parking area. Docent will give you a small intro to the museum when you enter. Exhibited items change regularly so...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JEHfromVA
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Small and intimate but worth every penny. Unique Australian art known as bark painting adorn this interesting building on the outskirts of the UVA campus. In an interesting park like setting make for a pleasant surprise.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Charles_Schuchert
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Response from LenoreS192 | Reviewed this property |
1 to 5 pm. However, I recommend calling first.