April 23, 2017: Latin Mass at Holy Comforter Parish and a (Free!) Lunch Downtown
April 2, 2017: "Monteverdi at 450" Choral Concert (3:30-6:00pm)
Jan 27, 2017 (6:30pm): Friday Night Film at the Violet Crown on the Downtown Mall
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.
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
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.