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COVID-19 UPDATE: Information and messages about Coronavirus

Last updated: 11:13 am 3/18

The Fralin is closed to the public until further notice. For operational updates go to the COVID-19 Fralin Operations page.

COVID-19 Fralin Operations

The Fralin is closed to the public until further notice.

The well-being of our students, visitors, members, staff, and volunteers is always our top priority. In continuing the effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in following the recommendations and operational status of UVA, The Fralin Museum of Art is now closed to the public. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess our status following UVA’s guidance. All public programs and tours are cancelled.

Environmental conditions will continue to be monitored regularly for the benefit of our collection and works of art on loan, and UVA police and museum staff are continuing to ensure the physical security of the museum and collections.

In times of stress and crisis, museums are even more important in our communities as places of refuge and meditation. It is a difficult decision to close, but as a valued member of our society we must do all that we can to contribute to the health, in all ways, of the communities we serve. Therefore, the greater service that we can provide at this time is to close, promote social distancing, and help “flatten the curve.”

While we are closed, we will work to share The Fralin with you through our digital channels, as our mission remains to encourage the spirit of curiosity through art. Please follow us on FacebookInstagram and enjoy our online collection via our website.

Circumstances are evolving rapidly, therefore we will continue to assess the situation and adhere to the policy of UVA. Updates regarding our closure and reopening will be available on our website and on our social media accounts. 

Thank you for your support and understanding.