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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.

Delicate Trades: British Porcelain, Global Connections

08/28/2021 to 12/31/2021

This exhibition situates objects from the Worcester Porcelain Factory within the context of exchange in order to demonstrate their global influences. Invented in China by the sixth century, porcelain became popular in many countries including Korea, Japan, Britain, France, and Germany, where local artisans worked to discover the secrets of its manufacture. These wares might seem simple, but they are the product of a complicated mixture of events and histories with connections to many corners of the globe. Included in this exhibition are Asian and European ceramics joined with European artworks and American silver from The Fralin’s permanent collection and a private lender.

This exhibition is curated by Elyse Gerstenecker, 2019-2020 Barringer-Lindner Fellow.

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.