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The Fralin is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Click here for hours.

(Please note the museum will be closed for a private event on Wednesday, May 25.)

The Fralin follows current UVA COVID-19 guidelines.

Currently On View

Image: Cassils, with Fanaa, Keijaun Thomas and Rafael Esparza. Stills from Solution, 2018. 4 channel video installation, run time: 15 min loop. Images courtesy of the artists. 

Feb 06, 2022 to Jul 24, 2022

Gandharan Artist, Standing Buddha, 3rd century CE. Schist. Gift of Ann K. Wolfe, from the Collection of Alan D. and Ann K. Wolfe, 2017.9.

Feb 06, 2022 to Dec 31, 2022

Edward Steichen, American, 1879–1973. M. Auguste Rodin, 1911. Photogravure from original negative. Gift of Henry Javor, 1985.18.9.

Feb 06, 2022 to Jul 24, 2022

Mission

Fralin Museum of Art

The Fralin Mission

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia encourages the spirit of curiosity and promotes diversity of thought through the study, care, and celebration of art. 

Values

Learning: Curiosity is important to us.
Empathy: Understanding is important to us.
Diversity: Communities are important to us.
Respect: Civil discourse is important to us.
Stewardship: Protecting The Fralin’s collection for future generations is important to us.

Programs

Writer's Eye student writing in a notebook Writer's Eye
Writer's Eye 2021 Now in its 35th year, Writer’s Eye challenges writers of all ages to use visual art in The Fralin as inspiration for the creation of original poetry and prose. This annual ekphrastic writing program—introduced by docents Carole Armstrong and... Learn More
Early Visions
Each semester, The Fralin offers the ten-week Early Visions program in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia. UVA students and members of the Boys and Girls Club are paired in mentoring relationships to build self-esteem, explore museum exhibitions, and collaborate on... Learn More
Looking Inward
Experience the restorative power of art—join docent June Heintz virtually for a 60-minute exploration of one work of art, including mindfulness practices, slow looking, and contextual information.  Upcoming Programs — coming soon!    

Museum Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm 
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm 
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

The museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.