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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.

American Impressionism and After Highlights from the Collection of W. Heywood Fralin, Sr. and Cynthia Kerr Fralin

05/12/2012 to 05/22/2012

The University of Virginia Art Museum is pleased to feature a selection of masterpieces from the W. Heywood Fralin, Sr. and Cynthia Kerr Fralin Collection of Art. The Fralins have concentrated on collecting landscapes, social scenes, and figure studies as interpreted by major American artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Artists in the collection worked in styles ranging from Impressionism to the urban realism practiced by members of the Ashcan School and the Fourteenth Street School, yet they all engaged perennial themes reflecting both modern life and contemporary artistic currents. While some of these artists, such as Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent, spent the majority of their professional lives in Europe, most were based in America where they focused on scenes of everyday life that were often grounded in the bustling cities where they both lived and worked. Through their art, these artists were able to portray many of the social, economic, and cultural changes that redefined America and, in turn, American art.

UVaM programming made possible by the generous support of The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

Summer 2012

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.