Now in it’s 30th year, Writer’s Eye, started by The Fralin’s docents in 1986, is an annual literary competition that challenges writers of all ages.
School groups are invited to schedule interactive docent-led tours of current exhibitions. Designed to increase visual literacy on an age-appropriate level, these tours can be customized to address classroom topics or specific interests.
For more information, contact the tour coordinator >
These popular programs combine age-appropriate tours with hands-on art activities that make the Museum's exhibitions accessible to children. The introduction of new art materials and techniques challenges children to think in new ways, and interactive tours help them develop the confidence to talk about art.
Start with a book and then go look! Arts-related story time led by Gordon Avenue Children's Librarian Glynis Welte incorporates movement, play, and puppets, and Museum docents encourage young children to explore current exhibitions.
Wednesdays from 10–11 am: 2–4 year olds and their grownups
Registration is required for each session. RSVP 434.243.2050 or email.
During Reunions Weekend, children are invited to take part in exciting hands-on art programs while their parents are free to enjoy other events across Grounds. Children participate in fun activities designed to introduce them to the Museum, expand their understanding of the visual arts, and engage them with current exhibitions. Alumni parents register through the Reunions Weekend registration. Community children are welcome if we have extra space.
The annual Teacher's pARTy is an introduction to using the Museum as a teaching resource, accompanied by a light supper. The evening includes sessions highlighting our current exhibitions and programming.
Date and time TBA
In the Museum
Please RSVP by email > or call 434.243.2050 by August 29, indicating one program choice.
Each Spring semester, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia. The Fralin offers the ten-week Early Visions program. UVA students and children from the Boys and Girls Club are paired in mentoring relationships and embark on creative activities that encourage exploration of the Museum's exhibitions, promote critical thinking, and relate the children's discoveries to their own lives.