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

The Fralin follows current UVA COVID-19 guidelines.

Currently On View

Cara Romero, Chemehuevi, b. 1977. Naomi, 2017. Inkjet print, 49 x 40 inches. Collection of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. Museum purchase through the Bayly Art Museum Acquisition Fund, 2022.4.2. © Cara Romero; Image courtesy of the artist.

Aug 27, 2022 to Dec 31, 2022

Photo: Daniel Addison, UVA Communications

Jun 26, 2022 to Feb 12, 2023

Emilio Sanchez, American, born Cuba, 1921–1999. Untitled (Looking West from My Studio), ca. 1985. Oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches. Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, 2011.3.2. © Emilio Sanchez Foundation

Aug 28, 2021 to Jun 01, 2024

The Little Museum of Art installation located outside on the Cornell Plaza.

Aug 26, 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 2022 Now in its 36th 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
Eyes on Art
Continued exposure to art and music can slow the decline of persons with Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders. Eyes on Art is an innovative program designed in partnership with the Arts Fusion Program of the Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, to... Learn More

Museum Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm 
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm (Please note: the museum will open to the public at 1 pm on Friday, December 9.)
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.