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Exhibitions

Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings

Highlights from the Heywood and Cynthia Fralin Collection

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations


Events

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

This rare exhibition explores Georgia O’Keeffe’s watercolor studies produced during her time at the University of Virginia (UVA) and will include several key sketches and paintings as well as other works demonstrating her developing style. While in Charlottesville in the summers from 1912 to 1916, O’Keeffe displayed an early attraction to modernism and abstraction, using her surroundings on the Grounds of UVA to investigate simplified and refined compositions. During her time at UVA, O’Keeffe’s work showed a dramatic shift to the ideas of modernism.

This is the first time these watercolors have been on view outside the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings emphasizes an understudied period of the artist’s development. The exhibition is a catalyst for new scholarship on this period in O’Keeffe’s life through a graduate seminar led by Elizabeth Hutton Turner, professor of modern art at the University of Virginia.

Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings is organized by Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Professor of Modern Art at the University of Virginia and Matthew McLendon, J. Sanford Miller Family Director of The Fralin Museum of Art with contributions from Professor Turner’s students, and works on loan from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, The Phillips Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg.

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

Curated by Matthew McLendon, J. Sanford Miller Family Director

In 2011, Heywood and Cynthia Fralin, major collectors of 19th- and early 20th- century American art, committed to making the largest gift of art in the University of Virginia’s history. The collection includes works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, Reginald Marsh and many other notable artists of the period. The couple initially responded to works by the artists of the Ashcan School, who sought to capture gritty urban scenes to document modern times, but their collection expanded to incorporate a range of artists with diverse stories to tell about the American experience. This installation of highlights from The Fralin family’s collection will round out an exhibition season celebrating American art, a particular strength of the Museum.

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu
August 31, 2018 to December 16, 2018

Organized by Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu is a spectacular collection of Mehretu’s work in the medium of printmaking. Best known for her large-scale paintings and drawings, Mehretu layers maps, urban planning grids and architectural renderings with whorls of abstract markings and bright... Read more

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations
Through January 27, 2019

Curated by Adriana Greci Green, Curator of Indigenous Arts of the Americas

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations brings together historic Native American art drawn from the collections of The Fralin Museum of Art with the work of several distinguished contemporary Native artists. This exhibition establishes connections between past and present creative... Read more

This exhibition is made possible through generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Mullen Family Fund, a Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is underwritten in part by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: 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

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