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While the museum is closed, we are getting creative with ways to bring the museum to you! Visit our Fralin from Home tab and check back often for new online programs, videos, activity booklets, and more!

Fralin from Home

Writer's Eye Spotlight Tours

Explore the myriad of details in Roy Dean De Forest’s "Gimme the Baton Maestro", a featured selection for The Fralin Museum of Art’s 34th annual ekphrastic writing competition, Writer’s Eye 2020. In this Spotlight Tour, UVA student docent Maya Kim narrates guided viewing, and shares information about De Forest, a key figure in the Funk Art movement of the 1960s and 70s.

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Playing Favorites

In Playing Favorites, Matthew McLendon attempts to answer the question he is asked most: what is your favorite work of art? In this series, he will be sharing favorite works from The Fralin Museum of Art’s collection as well as some of his favorites farther afield. In this episode he looks at a painting by the artist Rozeal as well as the Edo Period woodblock print from which she takes her inspiration.

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Curatorial Clips

Join Fralin curators and their Faculty colleagues in this new series of short talks exploring favorite works from The Fralin’s collection as well as areas of expertise and interest beyond the collection.

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Museum Minute

Do you need a little tranquility and peace in your life? Join Matthew McLendon as he looks at a beautiful bronze in The Fralin Museum of Art’s collection depicting Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha. Though only 11 inches tall, this work from Ming Dynasty China is exquisitely detailed with a psychological force well beyond its size.



Video Tour | The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles


Signs of Change

In partnership with the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, and The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is mounting a city-wide campaign to educate residents about the history of slavery and African-American life in Charlottesville, as well as current realities for residents of color.

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Family Activities

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Activity Booklets

Enjoy learning about The Fralin's permanent collection with coloring pages and puzzles. Click an image below to download each booklet and print from home.



Temporary Museum Closure

The museum will remain closed for pre-planned building maintenance including a new roof and HVAC system. We will reopen with an entirely reinstalled museum for the fall semester.