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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

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

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.

Carrying On

March 23, 2022 to July 24, 2022

When we begin a journey of healing, we often begin looking within ourselves. Eventually, as we gain strength, we begin to seek the external world again and explore 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.

Image: Macon Reed. Still from All the World Must Suffer a Big Jolt, 2016. HD video, running time 11 min 19 secs. Courtesy of the artist.

Alternative Futures

February 6, 2022 to July 24, 2022

Alternative Futures will present a series of video works by contemporary artists, Alicia Grullon, she/her; Cauleen Smith, she/her; Cassils,... Read more

Image: Macon Reed. Still from All the World Must Suffer a Big Jolt, 2016. HD video, running time 11 min 19 secs. Courtesy of the artist.

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.

Edward Steichen, American, 1879–1973. M. Auguste Rodin, 1911. Photogravure from original negative. Gift of Henry Javor, 1985.18.9.

Beyond Pictorialism: Early 20th-Century Photography and the Fine Arts

February 6, 2022 to July 24, 2022

At the start of the 20th century, photography served as a scientific and documentary tool and an aid to the fine arts but had yet to achieve status as an artistic medium. 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.

Edward Steichen, American, 1879–1973. M. Auguste Rodin, 1911. Photogravure from original negative. Gift of Henry Javor, 1985.18.9.

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.

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

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

The Little Museum of Art

Launched in the summer of 2021, The Fralin’s Little Museum of Art was inspired by the Little Free Library movement and other miniature art galleries that emerged during the pandemic... 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
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.