About the Gallery

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841 Wolf Trap Road
Charlottesville VA 22911

New Space (841 Wolf Trap Rd, Charlottesville)

We moved into our new space, a gallery designed by W.G. Clark and Associates and constructed by Peter Johnson Builders, in early October 2009. Fall shows featured Dean Dass and Russ Warren. The spring of 2010 will include Lydia Gasman and David Summers, Women in the Arts, Lincoln Perry, and Sam Abell.

Les Yeux du Monde Gallery's new space

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We are excited to enter a new era, still celebrating the enduring power of art in all times!

Les Yeux du Monde Gallery's new space


Take 250 to 20 North / Stony Point Road. Go 3.5 miles on 20 North and turn right onto Wolf Trap Rd / SR 621. Then go 0.8 miles and take left into driveway at the black mailbox with 841 on box. There is a sign on the ground in the field that says Les Yeux du Monde. Go to the end of the long driveway to the top of hill and the gallery is on the right.

Directions to Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

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The gallery

Founded in 1995, Les Yeux du Monde (The Eyes of the World) is a Contemporary Art gallery located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The gallery maintains the highest standards, representing both established and emerging artists from the Central Virginia region and beyond including William Albert Allard, Dean Dass, Anne Harris Massie, Lincoln Perry, Anne Slaughter, and Russ Warren.

Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery

In addition to exhibitions and sales, Les Yeux du Monde presents a full schedule of artist's talks and studio tours. We seek to inspire casual observers and serious collectors alike; we literally want to "open their eyes" to just how rewarding a life engaged with art can be.

Over the last 14 years Les Yeux du Monde has placed works in private and public collections throughout the United States. The gallery often collaborates with the University of Virginia (UVa) Art Museum and local Contemporary Art space, Second Street Gallery on exhibits including the NEA-funded multi-site site-specific exhibition Hindsight/Fore-site: Art for the New Millennium in 2000.

The gallery's director, Lyn Bolen received her Ph.D. in art history from UVa in 1994. She originally opened the gallery in her home. Inspired by the beautiful views of the mountains, Bolen picked the name because it suggests a gallery that seeks to open people's eyes to the myriad aesthetic delights that art offers in both exterior and interior worlds. After many years at a downtown Charlottesville location, the gallery has recently returned to its original setting. This time it occupies a stunning contemporary structure designed by architect, W.G. Clark that evokes a soaring sculpture by Richard Serra.

Sarah Sargent published an article about architect W.G. Clark who designed the new LYDM gallery. Download article (pdf) >

inside of Les Yeux du Monde art gallery

outside of Les Yeux du Monde art gallery

Les Yeux du Monde art gallery opening

inside of Les Yeux du Monde art gallery