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The Fralin is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Click here for hours. Please note, second floor galleries (including Earthly Exemplars) will be closed through February 3 during exhibition changeover. The museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, February 11.

The Fralin follows current UVA COVID-19 guidelines.

Alternative Futures

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.

02/06/2022 to 07/24/2022

Alternative Futures will present a series of video works by contemporary artists, Alicia Grullon, she/her; Cauleen Smith, she/her; Cassils, they/them, in collaboration with Fanaa, she/her, Keijaun Thomas, she/her, and Rafael Esparza, he/him; and Macon Reed, they/she. Employing literal plans for equity, as well as more abstracted approaches, the works presented in this series will highlight the myriad ways artists visualize a more equitable world through explorations of the divine, the possibilities of imagination, and the power of the collective. By amplifying voices that continue to face marginalization and violence at the hands of white supremacy and the legacy of colonialism, Alternative Futures asks us to recognize and revere historically and presently excluded folks and prompts us to envision radically new futures.


On view through March 20: Breaking News (2019) single-channel video by Alicia Grullon, she/her.

March 22 to May 1: Sojourner (2018) digital video, color, sound, by Cauleen Smith, she/her.

May 4 to June 19: Solution (2018) 4 channel video installation by Cassils, they/them, with Fanaa, she/her, Keijaun Thomas, she/her and Rafael Esparza, he/him

June 22 to July 24: All the World Must Suffer a Big Jolt (2016) HD video by Macon Reed, they/she.



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 (Please note, the museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, February 11.)
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.