The Fralin Museum of Art The Fralin Museum of Art
Charlottesville, VA
Hunt-Wulkowicz Graphics


Exhibition: Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings
10/19/2018-01/27/2019 (more information)
Georgia O'Keeffe
Untitled (Rotunda - University of Virginia) , Scrapbook of U of V, 1912-1914
Watercolor on paper,
11 7/8 x 9 inches
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. [2006.5.608]
Untitled (Rotunda - University of Virginia) , Scrapbook of U of V, 1912-1914
Acrobat in Red, 1944
Exhibition: Highlights from the Heywood and Cynthia Fralin Collection
10/19/2018 - 01/27/2019 (more information)
Walt Kuhn, American, 1877–1949
Acrobat in Red, 1944
Oil on board,
24 x 29 3/4 in (61 x 50.8 cm)
Promised collection of W. Heywood Fralin and Cynthia Kerr Fralin. Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery
Exhibition: Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu
08/31/2018 -12/16/2018 (more information)
Julie Mehretu, American, b. 1970
Entropia (review), 2004
Lithograph and screenprint on Arches paper, 33 1/2 x 44 in
(85 x 111.8 cm)
Image courtesy of Highpoint Editions and
Julie Mehretu
Entropia (review), 2004
Exhibition: Reflections: Native Art Across Generations
Through 01/27/2019 (more information)
Kay WalkingStick, Cherokee, b. 1935
Bear Paw Battlefield #2, 2003
Gouache and charcoal with encaustic on paper,
25 x 50 in (63.5 x 127 cm)
Museum purchase with funds from the Graham Fund, University of Virginia Alumni Association, 2004.11. © Kay WalkingStick

The Fralin Museum of Art
155 Rugby Road, P.O. Box 400119
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4119


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NEW Museum hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Select parking available behind the Museum and in the A-6 lot adjacent to Mad Bowl. Cash metered parking available in Culbreth Garage. FREE after 5 pm and on weekends.

Fralin Museum of ArtThe Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is dedicated to creating an environment in which the largest possible share of its diverse constituencies, including members of the University community and the general public, can study and learn from the direct experience of works of art.

The Museum promotes visual literacy as part of a broader, comprehensive education for all and seeks to enhance its visitors' perceptions and understanding of world cultures throughout history and of art as an enduring human endeavor. To this end, the Museum shall acquire, preserve, study, exhibit, and interpret works of art of the highest quality in a variety of media that represent the world's cultures from earliest times to the present.

The Permanent Collection
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia maintains a collection of nearly 14,000 objects in support of our mission. The Fralin exhibits American and European painting, works on paper, and sculpture of the 15th-20th centuries; art from the ancient Mediterranean; Asian art; Native American art. Highlights of the collection of modern paintings, sculpture and works on paper include American figurative art and photography.

Temporary Exhibitions
Each year the Museum presents a selection of exhibitions drawn from the collections and sources nationwide. A new print gallery now allows for the comprehensive study of the Museum's major holdings in prints, drawings, and photography; the new object study gallery will provide space for research into ethnographic holdings— African, Native American, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian art—as well as artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean world.

The Thomas H. Bayly Memorial Building, which houses the Museum, opened its doors in March 1935. Designed by then-Dean of Architecture Edmund S.Campbell, the building was financed by a bequest from Evelyn May Bayly Tiffany in honor of her father, a University graduate. In its early years, the Museum received several important works of art, including 17th century French and Flemish tapestries, two Rodin sculptures, and Frederic Church's Natural Bridge, Virginia. The Museum was closed for the duration of World War II and reopened in 1946, renewing a schedule of temporary exhibitions.

From the early 1960s until 1972, faced with academic space shortages, the University changed the building's function to house art and architecture classrooms. In 1973, with completion of the new architecture school, the University extensively refurbished the Museum, reactivated its programs, and appointed both a director and curator. Since reopening in 1974, the Museum has hired a core professional staff and built a broad collection with a number of special strengths, through gift and purchase.

A changing exhibition program complements the collections, enriches art and interdisciplinary initiatives at the University and in the community, and offers students opportunities to work with innovative artists. Public lectures, symposia and special events relate exhibitions and the collection to a broad and diverse audience. Docents design and present hundreds of individually tailored tours to schools and University students, seniors, community groups, and special needs populations. In 2001, The Fralin was awarded national accreditation by the American Association of Museums. Accreditation was reconfirmed in 2008.



Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings
Oct. 19, 2018-Jan. 27, 2019
(more information)

Highlights from the Heywood and Cynthia Fralin Collection
10/19/2018 to 01/27/2019
(more information)

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu
August 31, 2018 to December 16, 2018
(more information)

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations
Through January 27, 2019
(more information)


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