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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.

Camera Work: American Photography of the Early 20th Century

10/19/2018 to 01/27/2019
Curated by Hannah Cattarin, Curatorial Assistant

Photography played an important role in the development of modern art in the early 20thcentury. American photographer Alfred Stieglitz spent his 50-year career working to establish photography as a fine art form. The Photo-Secession movement was co-founded by Stieglitz in 1902, with the then controversial viewpoint that the significance of photography lies not in the subject matter of the photograph but in the way the artist achieved their subjective vision through the manipulation of the image. Following the formation of the Photo-Secession movement, Stieglitz—unhappy with contemporary photographic journals of the time—founded Camera Work, a quarterly journal published from 1903–1917 that served to aid in Photo-Secession efforts. This exhibition highlights photographs from the permanent collection that were published in several issues of Camera Work, including work by Alice Boughton, Anne Brigman, Frank Eugene, Frederick Henry Evans, Gertrude Käsebier, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Steichen. 

Fall 2018

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.