April 23, 2017: Latin Mass at Holy Comforter Parish and a (Free!) Lunch Downtown

Hey UVA students: Ever been to a Latin Mass? Join our postdoctoral fellow Beth Sutherland and others for a little adventure in downtown Charlottesville. The group will meet at 1:30pm at Holy Comforter for the Latin Mass celebrated by Fr. Joseph Mary, then we'll treat you to a free lunch downtown.  Email Beth for details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
April 2, 2017: "Monteverdi at 450" Choral Concert (3:30-6:00pm)
Join this group to learn more about the great Catholic composer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1647), who changed the course of music history! We'll attend a free choral concert by the acclaimed early music group Zephyrus. No prior experience necessary, so be a little adventuresome and join other UVA students and our postdoc fellow Beth Sutherland. Email Beth for details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
Jan 27, 2017 (6:30pm): Friday Night Film at the Violet Crown on the Downtown Mall
Interested in attending a private screening of Martin Scorsese's new and highly acclaimed film "Silence"? Limited tickets available, so email our postdoc fellow Beth Sutherland to reserve one for yourself: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Did you miss any or all of our fall semester field trips? Please plan on joining us on one of our spring semester field trips.

November 19 (Saturday, 11:30-5:00pm): Shakespeare's King Lear

American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Playhouse (Staunton, VA)  
Faculty Guides: Bill Wilson (Religious Studies), Beth Sutherland (English), Kevin Hart (Religious Studies), Charles Kromkowski (Politics)
 
We'll provide transportation, lunch and a free ticket for 15 UVA students who would like to attend the 2:00pm Saturday performance of King Lear at the historic Blackfriars Theatre in Staunton, VA.  
 
Not familiar with the play? Not a problem. Prof. Bill Wilson and others will be on hand to offer a primer during lunch before we attend the play. Interested students (and faculty) should contact our postdoctoral fellow Beth Sutherland (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to reserve a seat. 
 
November 13 (Sunday, 1:00-4:00pm): A Trolley Ride, the 1:30pm Latin Mass at Holy Comforter Parish, and Lunch on the Downtown Mall
No reservations required. Meet our postdoctoral fellow Beth Sutherland at the UVA Chapel at 12:50pm. We'll catch the 1pm free City Trolley, or meet the group at Holy Comforter for the 1:30pm Latin Mass celebrated by Fr. Joseph Mary.  UVA students are invited to join Beth for a free lunch on the Downtown Mall after Mass.  Questions? Email Beth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
 
 
October 14 (Friday, 3:00p-4:00pm)
The Art of Medieval Manuscript Illuminations
Location: UVA Special Collections 
Faculty Guides: Amy Ogden (French Dept.), Beth Sutherland (English)

Ever wonder what books were like before paper (!), the printing press, or the Internet became commonplace? Then join us this Friday at 3:00pm on the front steps of Harrison-Small Library (between Clemons and Alderman): from there we'll descend into the depths of UVA Special Collections where we'll view several of the University's most unusual and interesting medieval illuminated manuscripts.
(Spoiler alert: we're going to show a full illumination of St. Margaret bursting out of a dragon's belly! Guaranteed to be an experience you'll retell and embellish on the rest of your life!!). 
 
September 9 (4-5pm) or September 17 (12-3pm): Icons, and Warhol
Location: UVA Fralin Museum
Faculty Guides: Beth Sutherland (English), Charles Kromkowski (Politics), John Dobbins (Art/Archaeology)
Special Guests: Fr. Robert Holet (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church), Fr. Antoninus Niemiec, O.P. (St. Thomas)
Did you know that Andy Warhol, the king of Pop Art, was a very private/nearly secret but devout Catholic who regularly attended a Byzantine Catholic Mass with his family in Pittsburgh and daily visited and prayed at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in NYC? Like this secret, do you know there's a hidden code and critique running through many of Warhol's works?  Interested in knowing more? Then join us at one of two special field trips to the UVA Fralin Museum.
On Friday, Sept. 9 will meet 4:00-5:00pm, and on Saturday, Sept. 17 we'll first meet at noon for a (free) lunch at UVA OpenGrounds. For Sept. 17th, we've also lined up two short talks--one on Warhol's Ruthenian-rite Catholicism, the other on the liturgical use of icons by Fr. Robert Holet (Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church). At 1:30pm, we'll walk over to the the Fralin Museum (on Rugby Rd.) for a special guided tour of the Andy Warhol "Icons" exhibition, which ends Sept. 18(!).  Fralin co-Director Jordan Love has pulled out several additional Greek and Russian icons from the Museum's vaulted collection for our group to view, too.  All are welcome to attend this free event.  
 
 
Who’s ready for a little weekend adventure? Looking for something ancient or ever new? Need an interesting conversation starter or an off-the-path answer to a quirky question at your next job interview? Then one of these special fall and spring semester field trips may just provide the answer you’re looking for. Our Postdoctoral Fellow Beth Sutherland, other UVA faculty, and several experts have been recruited to be your special field trip guides. Reservations encouraged, but not always required. Email Beth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or the Institute (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
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