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Current Exhibitions

Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings

October 19, 2018 to January 27, 2019

 

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia presents Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings, on view Oct... Read more

Camera Work: American Photography of the Early 20th Century

October 19, 2018 to January 27, 2019
  • Curated by Hannah Cattarin, Curatorial Assistant

Photography played an important role in the development of modern art in the early 20thcentury. American photographer Alfred Stieglitz spent his 50-year... Read more

Highlights from the Heywood and Cynthia Fralin Collection

October 19, 2018 to January 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... 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

Image: 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.

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

Image: 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.

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

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations

May 24, 2018 to 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: Teri Greeves, Wendy Red Star, Lily Hope and Kay WalkingStick. This... 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

Image: Jean Arp, French, b. Germany (Alsace), 1886–1966. Oriforme, model 1962, fabricated 1977. Stainless steel, 89 3/4 x 84 1/2 x 23 5/8 in, 227.9 x 214.6 x 60 cm

Jean Arp: Oriforme

Jean Arp’s Oriforme, on long-term loan from the National Gallery of Art, will be on view on The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Entrance Plaza in front of The Fralin Museum of Art beginning March 25, 2013. Arp (... Read more

The Fralin Museum of Art's programming is made possible by the generous support of The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board, Albemarle Magazine and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Jean Arp, French, b. Germany (Alsace), 1886–1966. Oriforme, model 1962, fabricated 1977. Stainless steel, 89 3/4 x 84 1/2 x 23 5/8 in, 227.9 x 214.6 x 60 cm

Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery

Drawn from the permanent collection of The Fralin Museum of Art, the works of art on view in the Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery highlight the role of the collections in teaching. Object-based inquiry – learning directly through close study and analysis of objects... Read more