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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!

Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Professional Development

The Fralin offers teacher professional development workshops on a range of topics from Learning Through Observation and Cross-Curricular Connections to workshops on ekphrastic poetry and prose. Participants earn 3.5 points per session. Contact our office for more information: 434.243.2050.

Leveraging Art to Build Empathy

NEW DATE: Wednesday, November 18

4:30–6:30pm via Zoom

In this 2-hour interactive professional development workshop, K-12 teachers will engage in close looking and dialogue about the dynamic photography of Carrie Mae Weems. Educators from The Fralin will model resources used to foster discussion and challenge bias, and share strategies for practicing empathy in the teaching context. To quote a recent participant, "Bring[ing] an empathetic mind to talking about [art]... allows us to see objects as windows to other's experiences and opens those boxes we so carefully constructed to make our world." 

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Temporary Museum Closure

The museum will remain closed for pre-planned building maintenance including a new roof and HVAC system. We will reopen in the spring semester.