Kluge-Ruhe and COVID-19

Dear Friends,

The University of Virginia has issued new guidelines in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the museum will remain closed until further notice. UVA is constantly assessing the situation, we are developing a plan for reopening and we will advise you about any changes as they are announced.

While we are disappointed that our exhibitions and programs must be cancelled or postponed, the well being of our visitors, students, volunteers, and staff is our first priority. We are continuing our work and developing ways to share the Kluge-Ruhe Collection with you from a distance. One way you can stay engaged with us is to browse the collection online here and follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

We are now offering a diverse array of virtual programs, from webinars to virtual tours and family kits, so please explore our website to see how you can continue to stay in touch with us.

Art enriches our lives in so many ways. It comforts, inspires, and helps us to understand the challenges we face individually and as a community. To the extent that we can, Kluge-Ruhe will endeavor to provide you with new ways to experience Indigenous Australian art and culture during the days ahead.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Margo Smith AM
Director, Kluge-Ruhe Collection



The museum is currently closed until further notice. Click here to learn how you can stay involved from home.


All programs have become virtual. Check out our calendar here to see what’s coming up.


Kluge-Ruhe staff will continue to work remotely on future projects and partnerships.