Take some time to explore the fine arts in Virginia during your stay at the Inn at Monticello. Charlottesville attracts both artists and historians with its fine art galleries and museums.
Nan Rothwell Pottery is
a gallery and studio exhibiting beautiful hand-made pots and clay works of art in Nelson County, near the Wintergreen Resort. Check out Nan's work online or better yet, visit her studio in Faber.
Nan is also helping to organize the Eighteenth Annual Artisans Studio Tour that will take place on November 10 & 11, 2012. The Tour features the work of 36 local artisans in 20 studios centered in Charlottesville, but ranging as far north as Madison and Stanardsville, and as far south as Woods Mill and Tye River in Nelson County. There are some amazingly talented artists in central Virginia, so please take some time to enjoy their work by visiting the participating studios.
Kluge Gallery of Australian Aboriginal Art
The Kluge-Ruhe collection of Australian Aboriginal Art is the finest accumulation of artwork of its kind.
University of Virginia Art Museum
The University of Virginia Art Museum maintains a collection of more than 10,000 art objects from all parts of the world.
The Barn Swallow
The Barn Swallow features a diverse collection from over thirty artists. The gallery exhibits and sells pottery, jewelry, glass, textiles, and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Second Street Gallery
The Second Street Gallery exhibits contemporary works. It is located in the same building as the Live Arts Theater.
Old Somerset Print Shop
The Old Somerset Print Shop is a gallery specializing in 20th century English art.
UVA Special Collections Library
The UVA Special Collections Library collects old documents, manuscripts, books, and literary works, and sponsors exhibits. Among the documents in its collection are thousands of original letters and papers from Thomas Jefferson, and original letters and documents about the Declaration of Independence.