Hoos Down Under
In April, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection partnered with the Native American Student Union at UVA to offer Hoos Down Under, an outdoor concert event for UVA students to explore Indigenous arts and cultures. Transportation from Central Grounds to the museum’s location on Pantops was provided throughout the evening. The event featured free food for students from Roots Natural Kitchen, tours led by Kluge-Ruhe interns and staff, art-making activities, booths to learn more about the Native American Student Union and the Latinx Student Alliance and performances by three different UVA student bands. The Virginia Film Festival sponsored the event with an outdoor film screening of TE ATA, a recent film produced by the Chickasaw Nation. Hoos Down Under was organized by a team of student project managers who are passionate about raising awareness about Kluge-Ruhe at UVA: Caitlin Green (College ‘19), Abigail Staub (College ‘20), Anthony Malabad (College ‘20), Adelaide Conway (College ‘19). This event was sponsored by the UVA Parents Fund, the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost of the Arts at UVA, the Virginia Film Festival, the UVA Anthropology Department, the UVA Art History Department, the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, 1st Year Council, Fourth Year Trustees, the Cultural Programming Board, College Council, Student Council, the University Programs Council, the IDEA Fund, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Human Rights and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA.