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Margo Smith, AM

Dr. Margo Smith, Director of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia has been awarded the Order of Australia for her work promoting Aboriginal art and culture in the United States of America. Wow! The first thing … Continue reading

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“Circles in the Sand” at the Australian Embassy, Washington, DC

Last weekend I was in Washington DC for the annual conference of the American Library Association. The city was crowded, the weather sub-tropical, but I managed to escape for a while to the deserts of Centralia by visiting the Australian … Continue reading

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Curating at the Kluge-Ruhe

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, comprising over 1,700 paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from Aboriginal Australia, is undertaking a significant new conservation effort. Given that many of the items in the collection were acquired by Ed Ruhe in … Continue reading

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Mr Kluge’s Gift

(Updated with new photos, June 5) John and Tussi Kluge This past weekend we returned once more to the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in Charlottesville, Virginia for the inaugural reception for the Mara Tjuta Circle, honoring donors, friends and supporters … Continue reading

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Indigenous Protocols: Kim Christen at the Kluge-Ruhe

Kim Christen was at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection this weekend, delivering two lectures within five hours on her experiences building a digital archive of cultural and historical material with the Warumungu people of Tennant Creek. Christen, an anthropologist and assistant professor at … Continue reading

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Virtuosity: Fred Myers and Pintupi Masters at the Kluge-Ruhe

Virtuosity: The Evolution of Painting at Papunya Tula, the new exhibition at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, curated by Fred Myers, is full of moments of astonishing visual delight and magic. One of these occurs near the end of a short … Continue reading

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Exciting Times at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

I. Terry Smith on Contemporary (Indigenous) Art On February 13, 2008, the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Aboriginal Art at the University of Virginia sponsored the first John W. and Maria T. Kluge Distinguished Lecture in Arts and Humanities, featuring professor Terry E. Smith … Continue reading

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