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

The Fralin follows current UVA COVID-19 guidelines.

Current Exhibitions

Cara Romero, Chemehuevi, b. 1977. Naomi, 2017. Inkjet print, 49 x 40 inches. Collection of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. Museum purchase through the Bayly Art Museum Acquisition Fund, 2022.4.2. © Cara Romero; Image courtesy of the artist.

Power Play: Reimagining Representation in Contemporary Photography 

August 27, 2022 to December 31, 2022

This exhibition brings together photographs by Martine Gutierrez, Sarah Maple, Wendy Red Star, Cara Romero, and Tokie Rome-Taylor that critique and combat... Read more

This exhibition is supported by funding from the Angle Exhibition Fund. This exhibition is also sponsored by the Arts Endowment through the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts and by an Arts Enhancement Grant from the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts. This exhibition is made possible through support from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is made possible through generous support from The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Thanks to our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Cara Romero, Chemehuevi, b. 1977. Naomi, 2017. Inkjet print, 49 x 40 inches. Collection of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. Museum purchase through the Bayly Art Museum Acquisition Fund, 2022.4.2. © Cara Romero; Image courtesy of the artist.

Selected page from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō). Kano Tsunenobu, Japan, ca. 1695. Ink and color on silk and paper, 11 1/4 x 9 7/8 in. Anonymous Gift, 1975.11. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.

Earthly Exemplars: The Art of Buddhist Disciples and Teachers in Asia

August 27, 2022 to March 19, 2023

Arhats and teachers are subjects of worship as they continue the unbroken transmission of Buddhism and allow devotees to engage with the Buddha’s teachings.... Read more

This exhibition is made possible through support from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is made possible through generous support from The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Thanks to our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Selected page from Studies of Ancient Masters (Gakko-jō). Kano Tsunenobu, Japan, ca. 1695. Ink and color on silk and paper, 11 1/4 x 9 7/8 in. Anonymous Gift, 1975.11. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.

Kenji Nakahashi, Japanese, active United States, 1947–2017. Time - (B), 1980, printed 1985. Gelatin silver print. Anonymous gift in memory of Kenji Nakahashi and in honor of Laura Minton, 2021.6.17.

Kenji Nakahashi: Weighing Time

August 27, 2022 to December 31, 2022

Does time have weight? Can pencils inspire beauty? The contemplative, humorous, and inventive artworks of Kenji Nakahashi invite these playful... Read more

This exhibition is made possible through support from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is made possible through generous support from The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Thanks to our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Kenji Nakahashi, Japanese, active United States, 1947–2017. Time - (B), 1980, printed 1985. Gelatin silver print. Anonymous gift in memory of Kenji Nakahashi and in honor of Laura Minton, 2021.6.17.

Photo: Daniel Addison, UVA Communications

Joseph Cornell: Enclosing Infinity

June 26, 2022 to February 12, 2023

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passing of Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), one of America’s most important and enigmatic artists, The Fralin... Read more

This exhibition is made possible through support from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is made possible through generous support from The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Thanks to our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book

Photo: Daniel Addison, UVA Communications

Gandharan Artist, Standing Buddha, 3rd century CE. Schist. Gift of Ann K. Wolfe, from the Collection of Alan D. and Ann K. Wolfe, 2017.9.

Gandharan Sculpture from the Alan D. and Ann K. Wolfe Collection

February 6, 2022 to December 31, 2022

The ancient region of Gandhara was situated in what is today northwest Pakistan and neighboring regions of Afghanistan. A spur of the great Silk Road—the network of trade and... Read more

This exhibition is made possible through support from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is made possible through generous support from The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Thanks to our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Gandharan Artist, Standing Buddha, 3rd century CE. Schist. Gift of Ann K. Wolfe, from the Collection of Alan D. and Ann K. Wolfe, 2017.9.

Emilio Sanchez, American, born Cuba, 1921–1999. Untitled (Looking West from My Studio), ca. 1985. Oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches. Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, 2011.3.2. © Emilio Sanchez Foundation

Structures

August 28, 2021 to June 1, 2024

This dynamic selection of 20th- and 21st-century artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection explores the ways that art can speak to or question the... Read more

This exhibition is made possible through support from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is made possible through generous support from The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Thanks to our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Emilio Sanchez, American, born Cuba, 1921–1999. Untitled (Looking West from My Studio), ca. 1985. Oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches. Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, 2011.3.2. © Emilio Sanchez Foundation

Tsiuya Turuza Waurá, Waujá Giant Anteater, 2018

Photo: Rafael Costa / © Coleção BEĨ

Virtual Exhibition: The Indigenous Benches of Brazil

  • A Collaboration Between the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia and Coleção BEĨ

Click here to view the exhibition in... Read more

Tsiuya Turuza Waurá, Waujá Giant Anteater, 2018

Photo: Rafael Costa / © Coleção BEĨ

Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery

Drawn from the permanent collection of The Fralin Museum of Art, the works of art on view in the Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery highlight the role of the collections in teaching. Object-based inquiry – learning directly through close study and analysis of... Read 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 (Please note: the museum will open to the public at 1 pm on Friday, December 9.)
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.