Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va.

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  • Address: 400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911, United States
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  • Timings: 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4342440234
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Gallery, Museums, Family And Kids

The place is truly impeccable for artists, especially those from Australia! As it packs an extraordinary Kluge-Ruhe Art Collection that is indigenous to Australian Culture. In short, it provides a snippet of Australian culture that is must to witness by all. The museum was established through a gift by American businessman John W. Kluge in 1997. Apart from its exclusive collections that comprises over 1800 objects and paintings created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the place is also known for its phenomenal approach that includes working with living artists, international scholars and arts professionals. You will find a lot of information, and that too in detail here. Walk around and brush up your understanding on the various art forms as well as its evolvement over the time. The guides are very knowledgeable and make sure to fill you up on the pertinent points. Art lovers and history-oriented folks will definitely enjoy a lot here!

Entrance Ticket Details For Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va.

  • Entry is free.
  • A free guided tour of the current exhibitions is offered each Saturday at 10:30 am.

How to Reach Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va.

  • Bus Station- Martha Jefferson Dr at State Farm Blvd

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  • Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va. Address: 400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911, United States
  • Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va. Contact Number: +1-4342440234
  • Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va. Timing: 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va.(preferred time): 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va.: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 63.21% of people who visit Charlottesville include Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va. in their plan

  • 41.67% of people start their Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va. visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kluge-ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.va.

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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of U.Va. Reviews & Ratings

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  • Nice, free to the public, art collection housed on Peter Jefferson's former estate. The free guided tour was 20 - 30 minutes long. The guide wasn't super knowledgeable, but did know some facts about the collection. The best part is the painting area where a few "traditional" aboriginal art supplies are provided at no cost. You can make your own art after being inspired in the gallery rooms.

  • Small gallery with big impact. And it’s free! You will want to make a donation, of course.

  • Free to the public , this wonderful museum is probably less noticed than it should be as I just happened to approach the grounds while sight seeing and asked two ladies pleasantly enjoying there afternoon talking in the shade of the grounds about the museum. They advised it was free to public and I should go inside. Inside the door a docent immediately rose to attention and began filling me with detailed information regarding the museums history and offerings. He directed me to comfortably walk thru at my own pace and enjoy the surroundings. The museum was both educational as well as a delightful display of the aboriginal art. The sponsors own the largest collection of aboriginal art.

  • This was a pleasant surprise for us. It is "out of the way" but the location is beautiful and a short, easy drive from downtown Charlottesville. The attendant was engaging and helped our 7 year old son feel welcome. The collection itself is not large but I felt this kept it from being overwhelming and allowed us to really take in what was there. There was a scavenger hunt for my son along with a drawing project which helped keep him engaged while his dad and I looked around. The gift shop is small but tasteful and had items to fit any budget. If you are interested in Art, Anthropology, or Indigenous rights I highly recommend making a visit.

  • You would think that being in relation to Kluge they would've found better pieces of art work. The collection I saw was pretty boring, old, and dusty. The person I saw in there was nice, but it doesn't make up for the driving factor, and the finding the place factor. It should be in a better location with a couple better pieces and not "off the beaten path."

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