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Welcome to UVA Arts

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Welcome to the Arts at the University of Virginia,

On behalf of the entire Arts Community at UVA, it is my great pleasure to advocate for the Arts on Grounds and celebrate the remarkable work our faculty and students create each and every day. The Arts are crucial to the residential experience at UVA, enriching us all while inspiring our students to innovate, create, collaborate, explore and discover.

Our artistic programs are also among UVA’s strongest bridges to the community of Charlottesville and beyond. So, I invite you to explore this website and learn what our faculty and students are achieving. From Architecture to Drama and Dance to Art History and Studio Art, from Music to Creative WritingThe Fralin Museum of Art, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, Heritage Theater Festival, Cavalier Marching Band, and University Singers, the University of Virginia offers an extraordinary array of performances, exhibitions, and creative opportunities for students, faculty, visitors and our entire community.

The impact of the arts at the University dates back to Thomas Jefferson, who ardently and famously advocated for the value culture holds for students here and everywhere. Today, our students pursuit of artistic endeavors, whether for future avocation or personal enjoyment, is central to their liberal arts education and will reap benefits for a lifetime.

I invite you to join us!


Jody Kielbasa
Vice Provost for the Arts
Director, Virginia Film Festival