Arts & Culture


This year’s Festival of the Book in Charlottesville has energized an artist from Staunton.  He’s crafted more than two dozen sculptures and collages inspired by great literature. 


Opera celebrates the human voice in song, so it might seem like a contradiction to stage an opera for people who can’t hear.  In fact, that’s what Charlottesville’s Victory Hall Opera intends to do tonight (February 27).


Charlottesville is bracing for the second of three performances in Virginia by a high-energy group of Japanese drummers.  The troupe is called Yamato,  and it performs traditional music with a 21st century twist.

Marylin Minter

Twice as many women as men choose to study art in college and grad school, but only 15% of museum shows feature art by women. That’s according to the Smithsonian Institution. On this hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, museums around the country are also giving female artists a say. 

Injalak Arts, David Wickens

The homeland of about 12,000 aboriginal people in Australia is more than 10,000 miles from Virginia, but this week at five different locations in Charlottesville, more than 200 works by Australia’s top indigenous artists will be on display.