The nearly 2000 artworks in our collection are rich examples of creative expression that speak poignantly to a wide variety of disciplines.
Sheila Mc Millen, a writer and editor, remembers well when she met Blair: October 15, 1985, the day Allen Ginsberg spoke at UVA. “People kept telling me, ‘You have to meet Sydney Blair.’ We hit it off very quickly.” Blair’s novel Buffalo is a middle-life bildungsroman that takes place in Charlottesville.
It follows protagonist Ray Mc Creary from service in the Vietnam War, to his untethered life afterward and through the relationship he develops with Vivian, a painter who works as a server at The Virginian, a local institution since 1923.
As a leader in our field and a convener of institutions and individuals working in Indigenous studies, we have an extensive network of colleagues in academia and the museum field in Australia and beyond.
The Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative (a partnership among Kluge-Ruhe, the Fralin Museum of Art, and the College of Arts and Sciences) has a program that offers UVA faculty the opportunity to: Faculty fellows will be partially released from teaching and will be expected to develop a course based on the research they conduct during their fellowship. Museum staff can assist with providing a speaker to guest-lecture to your class on Grounds, organizing a visit to the museum, or providing resources to help you incorporate Indigenous perspectives into your class.
Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in 3000-level or above courses in the major to receive a departmental recommendation to the TEP.
Changing state requirements may alter this course list.
Flickinger is a board-certified internal medicine physician and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Virginia.
She practices at University Physicians of Orange and is engaged in teaching and research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Please contact Education and Program Manager Lauren Maupin at [email protected] let us know how we can be a resource for you.
University of Virginia professor and writer Sydney Blair was generous with her time.