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Jan 18, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
10:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

These popular programs combine age-appropriate tours with hands-on art activities that make the Museum's exhibitions accessible to children. 

New session! 10 am - 12 pm

1–3 pm: 5–7 year olds and their grownups 

3–5 pm: 8–12 year olds and their grownups 

Registration is required. Please email museumoutreach@virginia.edu or call 434.243.2050.

Jan 24, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
5:30 pm @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Registration for this event is full. If you're interested in being added to the wait list, please email laj2m@virginia.edu.

Introducing FRALIN AFTER FIVE!

Our late nights have moved from Thursday to Friday. The museum will remain open Friday evenings until 8 pm.

Fralin After Five:

Quick Expressive Watercolor Portraits

Painting in the Gallery

January 24, 5:30-7:30 pm

Beginner and intermediate levels welcome. All materials will be provided. Participants 21+ may enjoy a glass of wine. Space is limited, registration required. Please email laj2m@virginia.edu. Deadline to register is 5 pm on Jan. 23.

In this 2-hour workshop, learn how to create quick and expressive watercolor portraits in around 30 minutes.

Misty Mawn is a full-time artist, international workshop instructor, and author of Unfurling, A Mixed Media Workshop. She has been published in multiple publications from Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper, Scissors, to Spirituality and Health Magazine. She has an insatiable curiosity for the world and finds inspiration everywhere. She loves to share that found inspiration with those she teaches. She is a mother of two and lover of all animals. When not painting or teaching she can be found cooking, hiking, dancing, throwing pottery, or practicing the violin.

www.mistymawnart.com

www.instagram.com/mistymawn

Stay tuned for more details about future Friday programs.

Jan 25, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
2:00 pm @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

The Inside World presents 112 memorial poles by 55 artists from remote Aboriginal communities in the tropical northern region of Australia known as Arnhem Land. Traditionally, these poles—known as lorrkkon, ḏupun, or ḻarrakitj—were used to house the bones of the deceased. Interment in a memorial pole marked the final point in a long and complex funeral process designed to guide the spirit of the deceased on its final journey. It signified the moment when spirits were considered to have finally returned to their ancestral homes—when they had left all vestiges of the mundane “outside” world and become one with the “inside” realm of the ancestral world. Today, these poles are made as works of art, and artists included in the exhibition are some of the most respected contemporary artists working in Australia today. These include John Mawurndjul, who was recently honored with a major retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide, and Djambawa Marawili, whose work has been included in the Moscow, Istanbul and Sydney Biennales. Contemporary memorial poles are not ritual objects in themselves, but metaphors for the crossing of cultures: spirit vessels designed to hint at the existence of the elusive world of ancestral energy that permeates through all things. The result is not a picture of dying cultures, but a celebration of life. Walking in this forest of bones, we find ourselves reborn. Faced with this joyous elucidation of a culture so distant and different to our own, the world is made more alive.

The Inside World is a collaboration between The Fralin Museum of Art and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. The works are drawn from the collections of Miami based philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. The exhibition was organized by the Nevada Museum of Art, and is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue edited by Henry Skerritt, Curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.

Image, Left to right: Joe Guymala, Lorrkkon Story, 2016. Earth pigments on wood, 84 1/4 in (214 cm). Gabriel Maralngurra, Mimih Spirt Hunting, 2017. Earth pigments on wood, 89 in (226 cm). Joey Nganjmirra, Burrar (Water Goanna) Lorrkkon, 2016. Earth pigments on wood, 74 1/8 in (188 cm). Joe Guymala, Lorrkkon Story, 2016. Earth pigments on wood, 106 1/3 in (270 cm). Joey Nganjmirra, Burrar (Water Goanna) Lorrkkon, 2017. Earth pigments on wood, 93 3/4 in (238 cm). Gabriel Maralngurra, Lorrkkon, 2016. Earth pigments on wood, 86 5/8 in (220 cm). Images copyright and courtesy of Injalak Arts, Kunbarlanja.

The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles originated at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada and was organized by Henry F. Skerritt, Curator, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. This exhibition is made possible through generous funding from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board, The UVA Arts Council, The Embassy of Australia, UVA Arts Endowment and Arts$. We also wish to thank the Mapping Indigenous World Lab of the Institute of the Humanities & Global Culture for their programming support to this exhibition.

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is made possible through generous support of The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also wish to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Jan 29, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
10:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Start with a book, and then go look! Children enjoy a story read by arts educator Aimee Hunt and explore an artwork through observation, movement, play, and simple hands-on projects.

Wednesdays from 10–11 am: 2–4 year olds and their grownups

Registration is required for each session. RSVP 434.243.2050 or email.

Jan 31, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
5:30 pm @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Join us for the Museum’s most popular, recurring social event: Final Fridays! Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music, and snack on tasty food and beverages. Want a quick introduction to one of our exhibitions? Final Fridays feature Spotlight Talks by our student docents at 6:15 and 6:45 pm.

Final Fridays are held on the last Fridays of August, September, October, January, February, March, and April, and are free for museum members. Student membership is free with a UVA email address through the support of Arts$ program and non-member guests may attend for a fee of $3.

Feb 05, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
10:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Gordon Avenue children’s librarian Glynis Welte delivers dynamic arts-related story times incorporating movement, songs, and puppets with a variety of exciting books.

2–4 year olds, with their grownups

Reservations are required:

museumoutreach@virginia.edu 

or 434.243.2050

Feb 07, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
5:00 pm @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Introducing FRALIN AFTER FIVE!

Our late nights have moved from Thursday to Friday. The museum will remain open Friday evenings until 8 pm.

February 7, 5-7:30 pm

Drop in at The Fralin anytime between 5-7:30 pm and get crafty! We'll furnish all the supplies, and some snacks. And it's free!

Generously sponsored in part by the UVA Parents Fund.

Stay tuned for more details about future Friday programs.

Feb 08, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
11:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Experience the restorative power of art—join docent June Heintz for a 60-minute exploration of art through a variety of meditative practices.

Reservations are required:

museumoutreach@virginia.edu

or 434.243.2050

Feb 11, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
10:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Babies in Artland is designed for adult caregivers and their infant companions (12-months and younger). 

Join an educator and fellow parents for lively conversation about works of art on view, with baby coos and cries encouraged. We will spend time looking and discussing in a supportive environment. There will be time to share and ask questions about art and parenting. We recommend slings over strollers when possible, and a 1:1 adult to infant ratio, but we will work to accommodate parents of twins.

Reservations are required:

museumoutreach@virginia.edu 

or 434.243.2050

Feb 11, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
12:00 pm @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

In response to The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles, this exhibition highlights works in The Fralin’s permanent collection in which twentieth and twenty-first century artists have tackled history and the challenges of collective memory. Figures of Memory examines the ways in which artists have depicted, referenced, and even toyed with the remembrance of things past. These works probe the nature of commemoration, questioning the selectivity of collective memory. This exhibition also explores the relevance of the artists’ chosen subjects for issues in their contemporary moment, underscoring the influence of the present upon our understanding of the past.

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is made possible through generous support of The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also wish to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Feb 14, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
5:30 pm @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Introducing FRALIN AFTER FIVE!

Our late nights have moved from Thursday to Friday. The museum will remain open Friday evenings until 8 pm.

February 14, 5:30-7:30 pm

Bring yourself. Bring a friend. Or if you want, bring a date. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, join us for a fun evening!

Please RSVP to laj2m@virginia.edu.

Early Mountain Vineyards will pair four wine selections with Gearharts chocolates. Tastings are $10. 21+ only.

Live jazz with Tina Hashemi.

Stay tuned for more details about future Friday programs.

Feb 15, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
10:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

These popular programs combine age-appropriate tours with hands-on art activities that make the Museum's exhibitions accessible to children. 

New session! 10 am - 12 pm

1–3 pm: 5–7 year olds and their grownups 

3–5 pm: 8–12 year olds and their grownups 

Registration is required. Please email museumoutreach@virginia.edu or call 434.243.2050.

Feb 16, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
11:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Experience the restorative power of art—join docent June Heintz for a 60-minute exploration of art through a variety of meditative practices.

Reservations are required:

museumoutreach@virginia.edu

or 434.243.2050

Feb 19, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
10:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Start with a book, and then go look! Children enjoy a story read by arts educator Aimee Hunt and explore an artwork through observation, movement, play, and simple hands-on projects.

Wednesdays from 10–11 am: 2–4 year olds and their grownups

Registration is required for each session. RSVP 434.243.2050 or email.

Feb 21, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
6:00 pm @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Introducing FRALIN AFTER FIVE!

Our late nights have moved from Thursday to Friday. The museum will remain open Friday evenings until 8 pm.

Fralin After Five

Intimate Strangers: The Public University Meets the Queen of Experimentation

February 21, 6-7:30 pm

Space is limited, registration required. Please email laj2m@virginia.edu to register.

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA have teamed together to present a new program: Intimate Strangers. Because we believe that museums are conveners of big ideas, two knowledgeable individuals (one UVA faculty member and one member of the Charlottesville community) will each give a 20-minute talk to enlighten you on their area of expertise. The talks aren’t related, but let’s find out if ideas might merge afterward during the Q&A session!

In this iteration, Louis Nelson will address what it means for a university to be public and Jennifer Tidwell will discuss what it means to experiment.

This program will take place at The Fralin Museum of Art.

https://provost.virginia.edu/staff/louis-p-nelson

http://www.jenniferhoyttidwell.com/?page_id=8

Stay tuned for more details about future Friday programs.

Feb 25, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
10:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Wondering how to look at art with your little one? Join us for a new 45-minute program for toddlers and their adult companions. Led by a Museum educator, pairs will be introduced to big ideas in development theory and given time to playfully practice strategies in the Museum space.

Tuesdays from 10–10:45 am: toddlers 12-24 months, with their grownups

Registration is required for each session. RSVP 434.243.2050 or email.

Feb 28, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
5:30 pm @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Join us for the Museum’s most popular, recurring social event: Final Fridays! Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music, and snack on tasty food and beverages. Want a quick introduction to one of our exhibitions? Final Fridays feature Spotlight Talks by our student docents at 6:15 and 6:45 pm.

Final Fridays are held on the last Fridays of August, September, October, January, February, March, and April, and are free for museum members. Student membership is free with a UVA email address through the support of Arts$ program and non-member guests may attend for a fee of $3.

Feb 29, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
2:00 pm @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

In 1999, The Fralin was given an exceptional collection composed primarily of work by many of the leading mid-twentieth-century American artists. Given by Buzz Miller in honor of his partner Alan Groh (COLL ’49), the collection is now known as the Alan Groh-Buzz Miller Collection. Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Marisol Escobar, Joseph Cornell, Joan Mitchell, Isamu Noguchi, 

among many others are represented in this collection that at once transformed the museum’s holdings. Alan Groh was the long-time director of the famed Stable Gallery in New York City before becoming director at the A.M. Sachs Gallery, thus many of the artists represented were friends of Miller and Groh. In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of this important gift, select works from the Groh-Miller Collection will be on view. 

Image: Buzz Miller and Alan Groh, 1958

Mar 04, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
10:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Gordon Avenue children’s librarian Glynis Welte delivers dynamic arts-related story times incorporating movement, songs, and puppets with a variety of exciting books.

2–4 year olds, with their grownups

Reservations are required:

museumoutreach@virginia.edu 

or 434.243.2050

Mar 10, 2020

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
10:00 am @ The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Babies in Artland is designed for adult caregivers and their infant companions (12-months and younger). 

Join an educator and fellow parents for lively conversation about works of art on view, with baby coos and cries encouraged. We will spend time looking and discussing in a supportive environment. There will be time to share and ask questions about art and parenting. We recommend slings over strollers when possible, and a 1:1 adult to infant ratio, but we will work to accommodate parents of twins.

Reservations are required:

museumoutreach@virginia.edu 

or 434.243.2050

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