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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.

Tom Burckhardt Paintings

01/20/2012 to 06/03/2012
Curated by Jennifer Farrell, Curator of Exhibitions

The Museum is pleased to host a focused exhibition of the paintings of contemporary artist Tom Burckhardt in conjunction with his U.Va. Arts Board residency. Burckhardt has worked in a variety of media, yet has consistently addressed questions about the practices and histories of painting. His paintings, made of oil on cast plastic supports, blur divisions between abstract and representational art. Often, his works evoke pareidolia, the psychological phenomenon in which people believe they randomly encounter images of objects or people, such as a face found in the clouds or a rock formation. In addition to his exhibition at UVaM, Burckhardt is working with U.Va. students to create an artistic interpretation of the Brooks Natural History Museum—located in Brooks Hall from 1877 through the 1940s—at U.Va.'s Ruffin Gallery.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the U.Va. Arts Board, Albemarle Magazine, The Hook, and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Spring 2012

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.