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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.

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Richard Serra: Prints

01/29/2016 to 05/08/2016
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
Curated by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions

This exhibition will showcase the prints of contemporary icon Richard Serra. Best known for his large scale public sculpture, Serra has consistently maintained a practice in related media including film, drawing, and printmaking. The exhibition features his earliest graphic attempts in lithography from 1972 through more recent works created in 2015.

Many of Serra's prints are directly related to specific (earlier) sculptural pieces. In several of these works, the images function as sketches of the physical experience of the sculpture in relation to the body. In others, Serra resolves the visual possibilities of the sculpture as the body moves in space. In either case, the two-dimensional black and white images, in their utter simplicity, evoke the complex tectonic attributes of his steel sculptures such as weight, compression, stasis, mass, and tension.

This exhibition will also include autonomous prints dedicated to social and political themes, topics and figures of the moral majority, Jesse Helms, and Irish hunger-striker Bobby Sands.


The Fralin Museum of Art's programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

Support for this exhibition and related educational and outreach programs has been made possible by a grant from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. This exhibition was made possible by a generous gift from The Fralin Museum Volunteer Board. We also wish to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Spring 2016

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.