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Hosted by Madison House

FEBRUARY 21 - 24, 2019

okeefe rotunda
The Fralin Museum of Art

OCTOBER 19, 2018 - JANUARY 27, 2019

presidential ideas festival
Hosted by Miller Center

MAY 21 - 23, 2019

Exhibit flyer
Harrison-Small Main Gallery

JULY 26, 2018 - JANUARY 4, 2019

Past Events


NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - Join us to watch THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: AN EVENING OF PERFORMING ARTS, a one-hour film featuring performances from the October 2017 Launch Celebration and a brief behind the scenes look at the production of this once in a lifetime event.

sustainability summit

OCTOBER 28 - 30, 2018 - UVA will host a pan-University Bicentennial Sustainability Leadership Summit to showcase the breadth of UVA’s interdisciplinary work in the multi-faceted realm of sustainability, and to collaboratively envision UVA’s longer-term role as a global sustainability leader.

Poster for web

OCTOBER 17 - 18, 2018 - The two-day UVA Bicentennial Symposium will engage scholars and the University and Charlottesville community to more greatly understand the past in order to more fully envision the future of our food system.


OCTOBER 1 - 22, 2018 - Rare copies of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, as well as a unique note by the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass are on display at the University of Virginia, on loan from a private collection. 

emancipation banner

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 - Lincoln-signed copies of both the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment and a document handwritten by Frederick Douglass will be exhibited in the Rotunda. Reflecting on these historic documents, a discussion will explore emancipation in history and memory.

Object Lessons Image

AUGUST 24, 2017 - JUNE 22, 2018 – Explore the University’s past through a collection of historical objects that can be found on, or nearby, Grounds. Each of these objects has a story to tell.


Jefferson Rotunda image

JUNE 21 - 24, 2018 - The 2018 Summer Jefferson Symposium will explore two lasting legacies of Thomas Jefferson: The University of Virginia and Monticello.

Colonnade Club Image

MAY 16, 2018 - For the Benefit of the Colonnade Club Bicentennial Fund.

Bicentennial Mark

APRIL 24, 2018 - After being excluded from the exhibition, a 1956 burned cross donated to the Library by Sarah Patton Boyle will be returned to the gallery. 

Earth Week. People. Planet. Progress.

APRIL 22, 2018 - The Cinema Under the Stars outdoor movie event will showcase a brief video highlighting the history of water and stormwater at UVA, starting from its birth 200 years ago and reaching up to present day, and will be followed by a free full-length screening of Disney's "Moana." The video examines how water has played a fundamental role in the operation of the University, and the ways in which water has been used over time has changed. The event will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 8PM on O-Hill field (rain location Ern Commons), and a food truck will be present for dinner and snacks.