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The Fralin is now open with an entirely reinstalled museum. Admission is free. Click here for hours. Please note, per UVA guidelines, masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Currently On View

Aug 28, 2021 to Dec 31, 2021

Tsiuya Turuza Waurá, Waujá Giant Anteater, 2018

Photo: Rafael Costa / © Coleção BEĨ

Long-Term
Aug 27, 2021 to Sep 23, 2021

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
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. Registration limited to 10 participants; email museumoutreach@virginia.edu to RSVP... 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 
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.