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Image: Danny Lyon American, b. 1942. The March on Washington, August 28, 1963 from the “Civil Rights Portfolio 1962-1964”, 1963. Gelatin silver print, printed in 2011, 11 x 14 in (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Museum purchase with support from the Curriculum Support Fund, McIntire Department of Art, and Vice Provost for the Arts, 2015.4.17. © Danny Lyon /licensed by Magnum Photos, New York

Art of Protest

April 6, 2018 to June 10, 2018
  • Curated by the University Museums Interns, under the guidance of M. Jordan Love, Academic Curator

Interns: Victoria Armstrong, Sarah Frost, Hannah Hecht, Hannah Hicks, Annalee Jackson, Aline Mullen, Sarah Russell, Meghan Smith, Zach Tauscher, Sarah Vanlandingham

Art of Protest highlights the ways in which artists have both documented and participated in the protests of the... 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: Danny Lyon American, b. 1942. The March on Washington, August 28, 1963 from the “Civil Rights Portfolio 1962-1964”, 1963. Gelatin silver print, printed in 2011, 11 x 14 in (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Museum purchase with support from the Curriculum Support Fund, McIntire Department of Art, and Vice Provost for the Arts, 2015.4.17. © Danny Lyon /licensed by Magnum Photos, New York

Image: Adolph Gottlieb, American, 1903–1974. Untitled, 1973. Monotype in ink on paper, 23 x 31 in (58.4 x 78.7 cm). Courtesy of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., 7314.1. Art © Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

January 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018
  • Organized by the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.

Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974), best known as one of the original Abstract Expressionist artists, was one of the leading artists of his generation and was responsible for forging a new identity for American art in the mid-twentieth century. Unlike many colleagues who concentrated their efforts on... Read more

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. This exhibition was made possible by a generous gift from The Fralin Museum Volunteer Board. We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

 

Image: Adolph Gottlieb, American, 1903–1974. Untitled, 1973. Monotype in ink on paper, 23 x 31 in (58.4 x 78.7 cm). Courtesy of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., 7314.1. Art © Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Image: Thomas Jefferson, American, 1743-1826. University of Virginia, Library, (South Elevation of Rotunda), 1819 (N-328). Pricking, scoring, iron-gall ink, pencil on laid paper engraved with coordinate lines, 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Thomas Jefferson Papers, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

 

From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson's Architecture & Design

January 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018
  • Curated by Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia

One of Thomas Jefferson’s most important legacies was his role as a designer and advocate for the creation of an iconic architectural identity for our fledgling country that still endures today. Jefferson’s architectural vision for the United States will be... Read more

This exhibition is supported by the University of Virginia Bicentennial, with funding provided by the Alumni Board of Trustees. 

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

Image: Thomas Jefferson, American, 1743-1826. University of Virginia, Library, (South Elevation of Rotunda), 1819 (N-328). Pricking, scoring, iron-gall ink, pencil on laid paper engraved with coordinate lines, 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Thomas Jefferson Papers, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

 

Image: Paul Trebilcock, American, 1902. Mia Sposa, 1929. Oil on canvas, 28 x 24 in (71.1 x 61 cm). Gift of Amaylia C. Trebilcock, 1985.49. © Estate of Paul Trebilcock

Feminine Likeness: Portraits of Women by American Artists, 1809-1950 | Selections from the Collection of The Fralin Museum of Art

January 12, 2018 to April 29, 2018
  • Curated by Jennifer Camp, Barringer-Lindner Curatorial Fellow

This exhibition showcases portraits of women by American artists from the collection of The Fralin Museum of Art. Spanning the period from the early Republic through the 1950s, the show includes a diverse selection of paintings by prominent portrait painters such as Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale... 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: Paul Trebilcock, American, 1902. Mia Sposa, 1929. Oil on canvas, 28 x 24 in (71.1 x 61 cm). Gift of Amaylia C. Trebilcock, 1985.49. © Estate of Paul Trebilcock

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

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... Read more

Image: Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery