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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.


08/28/2021 to 11/14/2021

Planned remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Solitude seeks to acknowledge various themes and experiences associated with the term. Including works from The Fralin’s permanent collection, this exhibition interprets solitude as a fluid state of being that oscillates between isolation and connectivity. Whether someone is on their own or in a group, solitude can cause a multitude of physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual reactions. This exhibition aims to capture the feelings that isolation produces. Solitude presents an opportunity to reexamine how one interprets the act of being alone and how people have endured a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Society went through this pandemic together, but each individual has had a different experience. 

This exhibition is curated by students from the 2020-2021 University Museums Internship class: Rachel Copsey, Kayla Coverston, Ada Garvis, Benjamin Jessee, Grace Kendall, Maya Kim, Ashley Tern, Meimei Xu, and Melissa Yeh, under the direction of M. Jordan Love, Carol R. Angle Academic Curator.

Click here to view the activity booklet they created to accompany their exhibition.

This exhibition is made possible through support from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Thanks to our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

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.