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Image: Kay WalkingStick, Cherokee, b. 1935. Bear Paw Battlefield #2, 2003. Gouache and charcoal with encaustic on paper, 25 x 50 in (63.5 x 127 cm). Museum purchase with funds from the Graham Fund, University of Virginia Alumni Association, 2004.11. © Kay WalkingStick

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations

May 24, 2018 to January 27, 2019
  • Curated by Adriana Greci Green, Curator of Indigenous Arts of the Americas

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations brings together historic Native American art drawn from the collections of The Fralin Museum of Art with the work of several distinguished contemporary Native artists. This exhibition establishes connections between past and present creative... Read more

This exhibition is made possible through generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Mullen Family Fund, a Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is underwritten in part by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Kay WalkingStick, Cherokee, b. 1935. Bear Paw Battlefield #2, 2003. Gouache and charcoal with encaustic on paper, 25 x 50 in (63.5 x 127 cm). Museum purchase with funds from the Graham Fund, University of Virginia Alumni Association, 2004.11. © Kay WalkingStick

Image: Alex Katz, American, b. 1927. Untitled (Interior), 1965. Oil on board, 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 22.9 cm). Bequest of Buzz Miller. The Alan Groh-Buzz Miller Collection, 1999.12.43. Art © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

In My Room: Artists Paint the Interior 1950-Now

May 18, 2018 to September 30, 2018
  • Co-curated by Rebecca Schoenthal and Ryan Steadman, former art critic at the New York Observer and visual artist

Landscape painting was first seen in the Minoan frescoes of Crete around 1500 B.C. and was generally used as decoration, adding views of the Mediterranean landscape to interiors where there were none. The “landscape” eventually became a common genre in western painting, understood as a window... Read more

This exhibition has been made possible through a generous gift from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board and funding from the Angle Exhibition Fund. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is underwritten in part by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Alex Katz, American, b. 1927. Untitled (Interior), 1965. Oil on board, 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 22.9 cm). Bequest of Buzz Miller. The Alan Groh-Buzz Miller Collection, 1999.12.43. Art © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Image: William Merritt Chase American, 1849–1916. Still Life with Fish, ca. 1904–1912. Oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 36 1/8 in (74 x 91.8 cm). Gift of Mrs. Charles T. Neale, in loving memory of her mother, Mrs. Spencer Kellogg, 1948.1.4.

20th Century Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection

May 18, 2018 to August 12, 2018
  • Curated by Jennifer Camp, Barringer-Lindner Curatorial Fellow

The still life is one of the earliest genres of painting. Examples are found in Egyptian tombs, the villas of the Roman Empire, and are perhaps most associated with 17th century Dutch and Flemish masters. The genre is no less popular among the artists of the 20th century. An arrangement of... Read more

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book

Image: William Merritt Chase American, 1849–1916. Still Life with Fish, ca. 1904–1912. Oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 36 1/8 in (74 x 91.8 cm). Gift of Mrs. Charles T. Neale, in loving memory of her mother, Mrs. Spencer Kellogg, 1948.1.4.

Image: Danny Lyon American, b. 1942. The March on Washington, August 28, 1963 from the “Civil Rights Portfolio 1962-1964”, 1963. Gelatin silver print, printed in 2011, 11 x 14 in (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Museum purchase with support from the Curriculum Support Fund, McIntire Department of Art, and Vice Provost for the Arts, 2015.4.17. © Danny Lyon /licensed by Magnum Photos, New York

Art of Protest

April 6, 2018 to June 10, 2018
  • Curated by the University Museums Interns, under the guidance of M. Jordan Love, Academic Curator

Interns: Victoria Armstrong, Sarah Frost, Hannah Hecht, Hannah Hicks, Annalee Jackson, Aline Mullen, Sarah Russell, Meghan Smith, Zach Tauscher, Sarah Vanlandingham

Art of Protest highlights the ways in which artists have both documented and participated in the protests of the... Read more

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book

Image: Danny Lyon American, b. 1942. The March on Washington, August 28, 1963 from the “Civil Rights Portfolio 1962-1964”, 1963. Gelatin silver print, printed in 2011, 11 x 14 in (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Museum purchase with support from the Curriculum Support Fund, McIntire Department of Art, and Vice Provost for the Arts, 2015.4.17. © Danny Lyon /licensed by Magnum Photos, New York

Image: Jean Arp, French, b. Germany (Alsace), 1886–1966. Oriforme, model 1962, fabricated 1977. Stainless steel, 89 3/4 x 84 1/2 x 23 5/8 in, 227.9 x 214.6 x 60 cm

Jean Arp: Oriforme

Jean Arp’s Oriforme, on long-term loan from the National Gallery of Art, will be on view on The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Entrance Plaza in front of The Fralin Museum of Art beginning March 25, 2013. Arp (... Read more

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 made possible through the generous support of The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board, Albemarle Magazine and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Jean Arp, French, b. Germany (Alsace), 1886–1966. Oriforme, model 1962, fabricated 1977. Stainless steel, 89 3/4 x 84 1/2 x 23 5/8 in, 227.9 x 214.6 x 60 cm
Image: Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery

Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery

Drawn from the permanent collection of The Fralin Museum of Art, the works of art on view in the Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery highlight the role of the collections in teaching. Object-based inquiry – learning directly through close study and... Read more

Image: Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery