Darden Art Project (DART)

  • The Darden Art Project (DART) is a joint effort launched by Darden students, staff and faculty and is sponsored by the Darden Center for Global Initiatives.

    About DART

    DART is an initiative that highlights the Darden community's global experiences. We invite Darden students, alumni, faculty and staff to submit photographs of places and people in the United States and around the world. The photographs may be of landscapes, buildings and people (including Darden students, staff, faculty and alumni).

    Submitted photographs will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of Darden students, staff and faculty. Selected photos will be printed, framed and hung in the student classroom building hallway and in Cafe 67.

    The photographs will then be auctioned off at the Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) annual gala to benefit the Charlottesville Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE). DART is expected to continue annually and a new set of photographs will be solicited, selected and hung each winter.

    Visit the Galleries to view past winning photographs.


    Darden students, faculty, staff and alumni may submit photographs, though the process has already taken place this year. Look for updates in spring 2018 for more information:

    1. Access the DART Photo submission page to upload your photos.
    2. You may submit up to three photographs.
    3. The deadline to submit your photos will be in spring 2018
    4. If your photo is selected, you will be notified a couple of weeks after the submission deadline

    Selection Process

    The selection committee will review all photographs submitted by the submission deadline. The final photographs will be selected based on their composition, quality and ability to communicate Darden's global mission. We will notify the finalists and request additional information, in order to include a small biography of the photographer next to their photograph. The biographies will highlight each artists' experience, interest and connection to the Darden community.


    DART was founded in the fall of 2008 by Chrissa Pagitsas (MBA ’09). Chrissa sought to highlight the creativity within the global Darden community by bringing artwork into our building. She wrote the business proposal for DART as her final paper for Professor Alec Horniman's class "Leadership Learning Lab" in 2008.