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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.

Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures on the Arts of Asia

The Tactile and Playful World of Tang Fashion

by BuYun Chen, Associate Professor of History at Swarthmore College

Thursday, April 14, 6–7 pm

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BuYun Chen is the author of Empire of Style: Silk and Fashion in Tang China (University of Washington Press, 2019). Her current research explores the relationship between craft production and statecraft practices in the independent Ryukyu Kingdom (modern-day Okinawa, Japan) from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. She is an external faculty fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center this academic year. 

Image: Dame au chignon, mid-8th century. Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet, Paris. bpk / RMN - Grand Palais / Roger Asselberghs. 

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.