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Curator-Led Tour of the Madayin Exhibition

The IDEA Committee’s Community Connections group invites you to join us for a curator-led tour of an exhibition of indigenous art on Monday, February 26 1:30-2:30pm.


The Fralin is hosting the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection’s traveling exhibition, Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Bark Painting from Yirrkala, a collaboration with indigenous knowledge holders from the Buku-Larngay Mulka Centre in northern Australia. One of the exhibition’s curators and University of Virginia art historian Henry Skeritt will guide us through the exhibit, which chronicles the rise of a globally significant art movement told from the perspective of the Yolnu people. 


Henry Skerritt is an assistant professor in the Department of Art and is the Curator of Indigenous Arts of Australia at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum. The Fralin staff have generously offered to open the museum on a day they’re closed to the public so that Henry can guide us through the exhibition. Madayin is a touring exhibition that opened at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth in 2022. It will be at the Fralin Museum of Art February-July 2024 before moving to other locations. For more information, visit the website.


Attending Library colleagues will meet in the foyer of the Fralin Museum of Art. Attendance is capped at 30 individuals and we’ll maintain a waitlist if there is sufficient interest. Please contact a member of the Community Connections group regarding any accommodations or questions about our tour (Meg Kennedy, Ryan Buller, Mike Durbin and Joseph Azizi.

Monday, February 26, 2024
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Event Organizer

Ryan Buller