Research

What is Kluge-Ruhe exploring today? Find out here.

We are committed to a robust program of academic research and publication on artworks in our collection and artworks by visiting artists. This research is authored by:

  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous art scholars, usually writing commissioned essays for exhibition publications
  • UVA or other university students taking courses in Aboriginal art and culture or curatorial studies
  • High school students enrolled in our Young Art Historians program developing college and career readiness skills
  • Kluge-Ruhe staff

To learn about collaborations we’ve done with artists, art centers and other museums and cultural institutions, including past exhibitions and residencies, please visit the Collaboration Archive.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist, curator, arts worker, or you work in our field and you would like physical copies of one of our publications, please email ldm3d@virginia.edu and we will send it/them to you!

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Research Highlights

“Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.” by Margo Smith AM

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“Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.” by Margo Smith AM

“Big Corroboree Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungarrayi” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

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“Big Corroboree Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungarrayi” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

Djambawa Marawili

August 18, 2015 - January 24, 2016

Djambawa Marawili

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Bapurru ga Bapurru

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Bapurru ga Bapurru

The Country I Know: Barbara Moore and Sharon Adamson

The Country I Know: Barbara Moore and Sharon Adamson

Tithuyil: Moving with the Rhythm of the Stars

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Tithuyil: Moving with the Rhythm of the Stars

MunguyhMunguyh: Forever Exhibition Brochure

MunguyhMunguyh: Forever Exhibition Brochure

“The Inside World” by Henry F. Skerritt

“The Inside World” by Henry F. Skerritt

With Her Hands: Women’s Fiber Art from Gapuwiyak

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With Her Hands: Women’s Fiber Art from Gapuwiyak

“Ice Dreaming” by Charlie Tjaruru Tjungarrayi by Abigail Connelly

“Ice Dreaming” by Charlie Tjaruru Tjungarrayi by Abigail Connelly

“Wallaby Dreaming” by Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri by Olivia Barnaby

“Wallaby Dreaming” by Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri by Olivia Barnaby

“Untitled” by Charlie Tjaruru Tjungarrayi by Virginia Peng

“Untitled” by Charlie Tjaruru Tjungarrayi by Virginia Peng

“Corroboree Dreaming” by Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri by Evelyn Hall

“Corroboree Dreaming” by Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri by Evelyn Hall

Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja | Look at the Land that I Have Traveled

Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja | Look at the Land that I Have Traveled

“Beyond Dreamings: The Rise of Indigenous Australian Art in the USA” Edited by Henry F. Skerritt

“Beyond Dreamings: The Rise of Indigenous Australian Art in the USA” Edited by Henry F. Skerritt

“‘Honey Bee Girl’ at Milingimbi” by Callie Collins

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“‘Honey Bee Girl’ at Milingimbi” by Callie Collins

Kent Morris: Unvanished

Kent Morris: Unvanished

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello’s ‘Freshwater Saltwater Weave’ by Mel George

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello’s ‘Freshwater Saltwater Weave’ by Mel George

Ngunguni: Old Techniques Remain Strong by Regina Pilawuk Wilson and Henry Wilson

Ngunguni: Old Techniques Remain Strong by Regina Pilawuk Wilson and Henry Wilson

“Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.” by Margo Smith AM

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“Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.” by Margo Smith AM

“’The enchantment of being what we are’: Diversity and change in Aboriginal art” by Margo Smith AM, from the “Dreaming Their Way” Exhibition Catalog

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“’The enchantment of being what we are’: Diversity and change in Aboriginal art” by Margo Smith AM, from the “Dreaming Their Way” Exhibition Catalog

Culture Couture Fashion Performance

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Culture Couture Fashion Performance

“Macassan-Influenced Yolngu Pipes” by Gavrielle Farmer

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“Macassan-Influenced Yolngu Pipes” by Gavrielle Farmer

“Big Corroboree Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungarrayi” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

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“Big Corroboree Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungarrayi” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

“Turtles, Crocodiles and Stars by Nandjewa Amagula” by Marina Miller

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“Turtles, Crocodiles and Stars by Nandjewa Amagula” by Marina Miller

“Men Hunting with Rifles by Munggurrawuy Yunupingu” by Benjamin Wells

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“Men Hunting with Rifles by Munggurrawuy Yunupingu” by Benjamin Wells

“Wild Potato Dreaming by Johnny Warangkula” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

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“Wild Potato Dreaming by Johnny Warangkula” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

“Water Dreaming by Johnny Warangkula” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

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“Water Dreaming by Johnny Warangkula” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

“Jackson Jacob and Bun Bun” by Helen Geiger and Hayley Owens

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“Jackson Jacob and Bun Bun” by Helen Geiger and Hayley Owens

Yhonnie Scarce: “What They Wanted” by Tess Allas

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Yhonnie Scarce: “What They Wanted” by Tess Allas

Tony Albert: “Hear and Now” by Franklin Sirmans

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Tony Albert: “Hear and Now” by Franklin Sirmans

Songs of a Secret Country, with essays by India Ferguson, Caitlyn Keeve, Rosalba Ponce, Jake Martin, Imani Williford, Macario Garcia and Lee Bloch

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Songs of a Secret Country, with essays by India Ferguson, Caitlyn Keeve, Rosalba Ponce, Jake Martin, Imani Williford, Macario Garcia and Lee Bloch

Ricky Maynard: Artist Statement

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Ricky Maynard: Artist Statement