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

The Fralin 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. 

Book your Writer’s Eye 2022 tour here >

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 >

High School Creative Writing Workshop | October 22

Join us for a two-part High School Creative Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 22 at the museum. Led by UVA Creative Writing instructors and Fralin educators, writers will draft original poetry or prose inspired by the Writer’s Eye 2022 selections (Part One) and then, focus on the revision process (Part Two). Part One is from 11 am - 12:15 pm, and Part Two is from 1-2:15 pm. Lunch will be provided for all participants from 12:15-1pm. Students are encouraged to stay for both sessions or choose one of the two based on where they are in the writing process. Participants who are only joining for Part Two will need to bring a working draft. The workshop is free, but registration is required.  

Register here.



Writer's Eye 2021

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.