William Christenberry

Opening Reception and Curators Lecture by Andrea Douglas:  Monday, February 9, 2009, 6pm, Concert Hall, Wilson Hall

Gallery Hours:  11am - 4pm, Monday - Friday or by appointment (540/458-8861)

Curated by Andrea Douglas, curator of collections and exhibitions at the University of Virginia Museum, this exhibition gathers a wide range of this acclaimed artist’s work into a focused examination of his primary motifs. Including drawings, paintings, constructions, dream buildings and the Klan Room Tableau, Site/Possession reveals Christenberry’s persistent exploration of the vitality and transient nature of memory through imagery based on Hale County, Ala. and its personal and historical significance for the artist. During the exhibition, William Christenberry will spend a week in the Art Department as a visiting artist.

Artist residencies in the Art Department are made possible by generous support of the William Hollis Visiting Artist Fund.