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The Fralin is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Click here for hours. 

Please note, the Print Study Gallery will be closed July 17–19. Upstairs galleries will be closed August 7–24. 

The museum follows current UVA COVID-19 guidelines.

Writer's Eye

Writer's Eye student writing in a notebook

Writer's Eye 2022

Now in its 36th year, Writer’s Eye challenges writers of all ages to use visual art in The Fralin as inspiration for the creation of original poetry and prose. This annual ekphrastic writing program—introduced by docents Carole Armstrong and Valerie Morris in 1986—has become the museum’s flagship educational offering. 

WE 2022 Competition Guidelines >

WE 2022 Key Dates & Information >

WE 2022 Self-Guided Tour >

WE 2022 Image Sheet >

WE 2022 Spotlight Talk Videos >

WE 2022 Entry Form >

WE 2022 Award Winners >



Writer's Eye 2021

WE 2021 digital anthology >

WE 2021 award winners >

Writer's Eye 2020

WE 2020 award winners >

Writer's Eye 2019

WE 2019 award winners >

Writer's Eye 2018

WE 2018 award winners >

Writer's Eye 2017

WE 2017 award winners >


This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

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.