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

(Please note the museum will be closed for a private event on Wednesday, May 25.)

The Fralin follows current UVA COVID-19 guidelines.

The Body in Motion

04/17/2015 to 08/02/2015
Curated by the U.Va. Museums Internship Class under the guidance of M. Jordan Love, Academic Curator, The Fralin Museum of Art
The Body in Motion April 17 - August 2, 2015 Curated by the U.Va. Museums Internship Class under the guidance of M. Jordan Love, Academic Curator, The Fralin Museum of Art Interns: Christopher Askew, Melissa Brashear, Sydney Collins, Brenna Darrouch,

U.Va.'s Museums Internship Class has been given the unique opportunity to curate an exhibition. After searching the Museum's permanent collection, the class was drawn toward photographs of the body in motion.

Using twentieth-century photography, the exhibition explores the various ways in which the body expresses itself. Photography was the first medium to accurately capture the body in an instant of movement. Some of these images incorporate purposeful and organized dance, while others are more instinctive. Our culture's interest in the action shot, especially when it comes to dance and sports, reflects our amazement with the capability of the human body. This exhibition highlights the extent to which people push the boundaries of their bodies. It encourages the contemplation of the body's motion through the medium of photography.

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 also made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Art$, Suzanne Foley Endowment Funt, WTJU 91.1 FM, albemarle Magazine, and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Spring 2015

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.