Art at McIntire

In keeping with the tradition of Thomas Jefferson's model and the McIntire School of Commerce's vision of developing well-rounded students, we support the diversity of art and its interaction with commerce. The John P. and Stephanie F. Connaughton Gallery, located on the third floor of Robertson Hall, is the perfect space for showcasing art generated by McIntire and UVA students. Featured exhibits in this art gallery are on a rotating basis and contingent upon the McIntire Art and Commerce (MAC) Committee's approval.

Current Art Exhibit

Europe and China—Plus!

Blake Hurt, Artist
Joy E. Tartter, Artist

Feb. 1 to March 12, 2021
Note: The exhibit is open by appointment only. To schedule a viewing, please call +1 434-243-2049.

Blake Hurt's Artist Statement

Blake Hurt's Artist Statement

These paintings are descriptions of distant places. In the midst of observing the advice to stay home and isolated during the pandemic, it was a pleasure to remember past travels. Taken from my notebooks and photographs, these pictures illustrate those memories.

For purchase, contact Blake at

McIntire Juried Photography Exhibit

The 2018-2019 photography exhibit is on display in the 200-level hallways of Rouss & Robertson Halls. The committee unveiled its first juried photography exhibit, which features photography by McIntire faculty, staff, and students, in August 2010.

McIntire Art Committee Members
  • Courtney Beach

  • Karin Bonding, Co-Chair

  • Emma Candelier

  • Cynthia Flannery

  • Karen Gellner 
  • Al Hoover
  • Susan Howell
  • Dot Kelly
  • Pam Malester (guest member)

  • George Sampson (A&S faculty member)

  • Minal Shah

  • Rob Tharpe, Co-Chair