New book, exhibits showcase more of those things that tell UVA’s history
by Anna Katherine Clemmons
In 2014, this magazine published a special feature, titled “Object Lesson,” offering a telling of UVA’s history through various objects. Now that concept has grown into a book, Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope: A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects, written by Encyclopedia Virginia managing editor Brendan Wolfe and published by UVA Press. “My job was to take the objects, write about each one and bring them together into a coherent narrative, so you can get a primer on UVA history,” Wolfe says. The book was released in August; a corresponding exhibit will run in Special Collections as well as around Grounds (see “The Exhibit” section below). Here are several of the objects featured in the book.
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The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is paying homage to world-famous art dealer Samuel Kootz (Law 1921) in an exhibition called “Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966,” which examines the role he played in the establishment of modern American art.