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Maria Varela, b. 1940. Poor Peoples Campaign. La Campaña de la Gente Pobre. Washington D.C. June, 1968 / junio, 1968. Archival inkjet print (2017). Impresión con pigmento con calidad de archivo (2017). © Maria Varela. Image courtesy of the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Time to Get Ready: fotografía social

August 9, 2019 to January 5, 2020
  • Organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL

Maria Varela first engaged in social justice activism by joining the Young Christian Students (YCS) at her south-side Chicago High School. YCS was an international organization inspired by liberation theology to transform oppressive conditions in workplaces, schools and... Read more

Exhibition organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago. Sponsors: Chicago Park District, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Illinois Arts Council Agency and Southwest Airlines.

This exhibition is made possible for The Fralin Museum of Art through generous support from the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at the University of Virginia and The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board. 

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.

Maria Varela, b. 1940. Poor Peoples Campaign. La Campaña de la Gente Pobre. Washington D.C. June, 1968 / junio, 1968. Archival inkjet print (2017). Impresión con pigmento con calidad de archivo (2017). © Maria Varela. Image courtesy of the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Image: Martine Gutierrez, b. 1989, Berkeley, CA. Indigenous Woman, 2018. Digital C print, 16 1/2 x 11 in (41.9 x 27.9 cm). Museum purchase, TD. 2019.2.1. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. © Martine Gutierrez; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York.

Otherwise

August 9, 2019 to January 5, 2020
  • Curated by Hannah Cattarin, Assistant Curator

Inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, Otherwise seeks to visualize LGBTQ+ themes and histories as a way of valuing them. Art historian David Getsy defines the ‘otherwise’ as the “endless positions of apartness from which queer... Read more

This exhibition is made possible through generous support from the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at the University of Virginia.

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.

Image: Martine Gutierrez, b. 1989, Berkeley, CA. Indigenous Woman, 2018. Digital C print, 16 1/2 x 11 in (41.9 x 27.9 cm). Museum purchase, TD. 2019.2.1. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. © Martine Gutierrez; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York.

Images: (top) Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Lunacy–Unrolling Letters from the series “One Hundred Aspects of the Moon,” 1889. Color woodcut print, 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in (34.9 x 23.5 cm). Museum purchase with funds from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, 1997.27.2. (bottom) Indian Artist, Kotah, Rajasthan, India. Rukmini Adorns Herself, ca. 1700–1710. Ink, opaque color, and gold on paper, 15 x 11 3/8 in (38.1 x 28.9 cm). Museum purchase with Curriculum Support Fund, 2008.2.

Asian Art from the Permanent and Select Private Collections

June 21, 2019 to November 10, 2019
  • Curated by Professors Dorothy Wong and Daniel Ehnbom

The Fralin Museum of Art’s permanent collection encompasses a wide range of cultures and periods. Over the Museum’s history, particular strengths have grown in the collections of East and South Asian paintings. This exhibition, drawn primarily from the permanent... Read more

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.

Images: (top) Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Lunacy–Unrolling Letters from the series “One Hundred Aspects of the Moon,” 1889. Color woodcut print, 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in (34.9 x 23.5 cm). Museum purchase with funds from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, 1997.27.2. (bottom) Indian Artist, Kotah, Rajasthan, India. Rukmini Adorns Herself, ca. 1700–1710. Ink, opaque color, and gold on paper, 15 x 11 3/8 in (38.1 x 28.9 cm). Museum purchase with Curriculum Support Fund, 2008.2.

Image: Xiao Lu, Chinese, b. 1962. Panel #3 from the series Fifteen Shots: 1989–2003, A/P, from the series Fifteen Shots: 1989-2003, 2006. Platinum print, 64 x 28 1/4 in (162.6 x 71.8 cm). Museum purchase with funds from an anonymous donor, 2007.2.1. © Xiao Lu

OF WOMEN BY WOMEN

April 5, 2019 to November 3, 2019
  • Curated by the University Museums Interns, under the guidance of M. Jordan Love, Academic Curator

Interns: Charlotte Cooney, Cori Doyle, Charles Flynn, Caitlin Green, Logan Miller, Emily Monaghan, Abigail Staub, Susannah Townes, Franklin Xue, Phoebe Yang, Ziyi (Sophie) Zhang

OF WOMEN BY WOMEN is an exploration of the power inherent in the act... Read more

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.

Image: Xiao Lu, Chinese, b. 1962. Panel #3 from the series Fifteen Shots: 1989–2003, A/P, from the series Fifteen Shots: 1989-2003, 2006. Platinum print, 64 x 28 1/4 in (162.6 x 71.8 cm). Museum purchase with funds from an anonymous donor, 2007.2.1. © Xiao Lu

Image: Jean Arp, French, b. Germany (Alsace), 1886–1966. Oriforme, model 1962, fabricated 1977. Stainless steel, 89 3/4 x 84 1/2 x 23 5/8 in, 227.9 x 214.6 x 60 cm

Jean Arp: Oriforme

Jean Arp’s Oriforme, on long-term loan from the National Gallery of Art, will be on view on The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Entrance Plaza in front of The Fralin Museum of Art... Read more

The Fralin Museum of Art's programming is made possible by the generous support of The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board, Albemarle Magazine and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Jean Arp, French, b. Germany (Alsace), 1886–1966. Oriforme, model 1962, fabricated 1977. Stainless steel, 89 3/4 x 84 1/2 x 23 5/8 in, 227.9 x 214.6 x 60 cm

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... Read more