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

Please note, the Print Study Gallery will be closed July 17–19. Upstairs galleries will be closed August 7–24. 

The museum follows current UVA COVID-19 guidelines.


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

Currently On View

Image: Sam Gilliam, American, 1933–2022. Alphabet I, II, and III, 1968. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 90 inches. Collection of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. Gift of Janice and Henry Peskin, 2022.13.1.a-c. © 2023 Sam Gilliam / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Feb 04, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023

Plate, Maya, 700-750 CE. Motul de San José (the Ik’a’ site), central Petén lowlands, Guatemala. Earthenware with slip paint. Gift of Mr. Harvey Sarner, 1981.22.2.

Feb 04, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023

Benjamin Champney, American, 1817-1907. Moat Mountains and Ledges from Intervale, ca. 1880. Oil on canvas. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III, 2005.11.

Feb 04, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023

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



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. 


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.

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.