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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

400 Worrell Dr, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911-8691
+1 434-244-0234
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Culturally diverse and interesting. A worthwhile endeavor. Full of surprises and way out of the... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Ronald M
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Keswick, Virginia
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To find this amazing collection of Australian Aboriginal art in the middle of Charlottesville... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
Paul W
,
Adelaide, Australia
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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 Australia. Visiting the Kluge-Ruhe is a terrific opportunity to learn about a different culture, view a film of artists creating and discussing their art, and see the gorgeous views of Charlottesville from this museum on a hill. An exhibition of works from the permanent collection is changed annually, while special exhibitions in the rotating gallery change every four months. Special events include lectures and performances by visiting artists, scholars, and musicians, film screenings, and educational programs for all ages. A free guided tour of the current exhibitions is offered each Saturday at 10:30 am.
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400 Worrell Dr, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911-8691
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+1 434-244-0234
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Culturally diverse and interesting. A worthwhile endeavor. Full of surprises and way out of the norm. You need to see this place.

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Reviewed 13 March 2016

To find this amazing collection of Australian Aboriginal art in the middle of Charlottesville, Virginia, was a real delight. Regular artists in residence add a contemporary touch to what is a profound historic collection, particularly of desert and top end artwork. Definitely worth an hour...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

This place is located on Pantops just before you get on the interstate, its tucked away in the hills next to Martha Jefferson hospital. It has some great aboriginal art and they have great art openings with snacks and drinks.

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

Visited with son, daughter in law and in-law. The artwork was beautiful. I wish it had more. The interactive display was very relaxing, as I could sit and make my own artwork with paints, from stone. The facility is lovely as well. Well worth a...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2016

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is on its own campus on the other side of Charlottesville from UVa. We brought a Boy Scout group of 40 and were very pleased with the exhibits and especially the opportunities for the boys to do their own artwork....More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

How much do you know about Aboriginal people? Well after a tour of Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, you will want to know more. Each artist rendering tells a story to the history and traditions of Aboriginal life. The grounds are lovely. Pack a lunch, bring...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2015

The museum was built from private collections, and has some good items, though it is quite small; but a pleasure all the same.

Thank 1937Michael
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

This is the nation's largest / only (?) exhibit of Australian Aboriginal art. It's a wonderful free option while visiting Charlottesville and walkable if you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. I have been to Australia and spent time there enjoying Aboriginal art as...More

Thank Jamie K
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

The building was owned by Thomas Jefferson's father, and the setting is beautiful. The permanent collection, and the exhibition on Australian aboriginal art that we saw in September, were world-class

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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Wonderful collection of Aboriginal Art. I learned a lot about how the art was/is produced. It will make you want to go down under to see this art produced for yourself.

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Response from Lenore S | Reviewed this property |
1 to 5 pm. However, I recommend calling first.
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