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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.

About the Collection

The permanent collection of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia consists of nearly 14,000 objects. In support of our academic mission, the museum provides opportunities for study and scholarship through direct engagement with the collection and virtual access through digital resources. Approximately 26% of the collection is available at any time for research and exploration through our Online Collection, while our open storage and study areas—the Object Study Gallery, the Print Study Gallery, and Painting Storage—offer further insight into the collection for faculty, students, and the general public.


The Fralin's collection highlights include European and American painting, photography, works on paper, African art, and American Indian art. Many of our finest objects are available online for browsing and study.


The museum highlights important acquisitions on our website. These works add depth and variety to our collection, thereby enhancing opportunities for research.


The museum is dedicated to providing access to our collection for students, faculty, and all of our communities through our teaching spaces, online resources, and interactive iPad application.


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.