The pavilions of the University of Virginia are among the most studied designs in early American architecture. Much of this stems from the unusually articulate intentions of their designer. The pavilions, in Jefferson’s words, were to be “models of chaste and correct architecture, and of a variety of appearance, no two alike so as to serve as specimens for the architectural lecturer.” UVA was the architecture of democracy. But the University of Virginia was also a landscape of slavery. This lecture will teach attendees how to understand this single place as simultaneously ideal and real.