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Image: Mexico, Teotihuacan. Incensario, A.D. 550-650. Late Xolalpan Phase. Ceramic, pigment, and mica. 27 9/16 in (70 cm). Gift of Daniel Friedenberg, 1989.27.

Collect, Care, Conserve, Curate: The Life of the Art Object

March 10, 2017 to July 23, 2017
  • Curated by Jean Lancaster, Collections Manager

The Fralin Museum of Art has a permanent collection of art objects numbering close to 14,000. Behind-the-scenes stewardship is essential to maintaining accessibility of the collection for study, research, and teaching. Museum staff collaborate with specialist conservators, art historians, and... Read more

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

This exhibition is supported by a generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and Ruth C. Cross. We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Mexico, Teotihuacan. Incensario, A.D. 550-650. Late Xolalpan Phase. Ceramic, pigment, and mica. 27 9/16 in (70 cm). Gift of Daniel Friedenberg, 1989.27.

Image: William Pether, British, ca. 1738–1821. After Joseph Wright of Derby, British, 1734–1797. The Persons Viewing the Gladiator by Lamplight, 1769. Mezzotint. 17 1/2 x 22 1/8 in (44.5 x 56.2 cm). Lent by the Langhorne Collection, 2014.EL.1.89.

Imagining Antiquity: Italianate Prints from the Langhorne Collection

March 10, 2017 to July 23, 2017
  • Curated by Thomas M. Winters, Barringer-Lindner Curatorial Fellow

The eighteenth century, coincident with what is often termed the Age of Enlightenment, was a period of European history that witnessed a resurgence of an interest in antiquity, specifically in the culture of classical Rome. Wealthy, well-educated citizens of the European upper classes often... Read more

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: William Pether, British, ca. 1738–1821. After Joseph Wright of Derby, British, 1734–1797. The Persons Viewing the Gladiator by Lamplight, 1769. Mezzotint. 17 1/2 x 22 1/8 in (44.5 x 56.2 cm). Lent by the Langhorne Collection, 2014.EL.1.89.

Image: Unknown, Japanese. Sunset Over Musashino, ca. 1920. Taisho period. Two-panel screen with color on mica or silver leaf ground with damask border and walnut molding. 68 x 74 in (172.7 x 188 cm). Gift of Charles L. Vincent, 1999.11.4.

Grasping at the Ephemeral: Explorations on Change from the Permanent Collection

March 3, 2017 to July 23, 2017
  • Curated by the University Museums Interns under the guidance of M. Jordan Love, Academic Curator
  • Interns: Ruxandra Bageac, Charlotte Barstow, Sofia Dimick, Elizabeth Feeser, Kelly Makee, D’Arcy Sampson, Maria Witteman

Museums are often looked to for perfect preservations of the past, but not even they can prevent the inevitable transformations of objects as they live, decay, and are restored again. The world is constantly shifting from one circumstance to another, and while we cannot hope to stop this... Read more

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Arts$. We also wish to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Unknown, Japanese. Sunset Over Musashino, ca. 1920. Taisho period. Two-panel screen with color on mica or silver leaf ground with damask border and walnut molding. 68 x 74 in (172.7 x 188 cm). Gift of Charles L. Vincent, 1999.11.4.

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
Image: Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery

Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery

The Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery has approximately 140 objects on view, including Chinese bronzes, ceramics and sculpture; ancient Mediterranean coins, glass and marble sculpture; pre-Columbian ceramics; and African masks and figures. Also on display are... Read more

Image: Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery