Research

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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

Research


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

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

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

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

Kent Morris: Unvanished

Kent Morris: Unvanished

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

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

“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

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

“Corroboree Dreaming” by Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri by Evelyn Hall

“Corroboree Dreaming” by Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri by Evelyn Hall

“Untitled” by Charlie Tjaruru Tjungarrayi by Virginia Peng

“Untitled” by Charlie Tjaruru Tjungarrayi by Virginia Peng

“Wallaby Dreaming” by Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri by Olivia Barnaby

“Wallaby Dreaming” by Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri by Olivia Barnaby

“Ice Dreaming” by Charlie Tjaruru Tjungarrayi by Abigail Connelly

“Ice Dreaming” by Charlie Tjaruru Tjungarrayi by Abigail Connelly

With Her Hands: Women’s Fiber Art from Gapuwiyak

With Her Hands: Women’s Fiber Art from Gapuwiyak