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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.

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 analysis of objects – facilitates active learning and encourages faculty engagement.

University faculty and Museum educators selected each group of objects to support their courses and educational programs. The opportunity to examine material and visual artworks firsthand not only enriches course subject matter and research, but helps students of all ages develop critical thinking and observation skills.  

These works of art were created by different cultures across the globe but reflect shared human concerns and experiences. Broad themes include the commitment to ideals of craftsmanship and beauty; the impact of local and global economic, trade, and power relations; and the range of human spiritual beliefs and practices. Visitors can explore these universal themes with the aid of self-guided and color-coded tours available in the gallery.


Please note: This exhibition will require a temporary closure on March 21, March 22, May 2–3, and June 20–21 to allow for the rotation of works in Alternative Futures

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.