Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville

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  • 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....  more »
  • 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 Aborigi...  more »
  • 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 wh...  more »
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  • Free to the public , this wonderful museum is probably less noticed than it should be as I just happened to approach the grounds while sight seeing and asked two ladies pleasantly enjoying there afternoon talking in the shade of the grounds about the museum. They advised it was free to public and I should go inside. Inside the door a docent immediately rose to attention and began filling me with detailed information regarding the museums history and offerings. He directed me to comfortably walk thru at my own pace and enjoy the surroundings. The museum was both educational as well as a delightful display of the aboriginal art. The sponsors own the largest collection of aboriginal art.
  • rather a neat place in a lovely setting. frequent events with speakers talking about the unique art
  • This was a pleasant surprise for us. It is "out of the way" but the location is beautiful and a short, easy drive from downtown Charlottesville. The attendant was engaging and helped our 7 year old son feel welcome. The collection itself is not large but I felt this kept it from being overwhelming and allowed us to really take in what was there. There was a scavenger hunt for my son along with a drawing project which helped keep him engaged while his dad and I looked around. The gift shop is small but tasteful and had items to fit any budget. If you are interested in Art, Anthropology, or Indigenous rights I highly recommend making a visit.
  • Ray did a great job explaining everything. We enjoyed looking at all of the artwork and walking around the museum grounds.
  • Wonderful, educational cultural experience😊

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