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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.

Community Programs

Continued exposure to art and music can slow the decline of persons with Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders. Eyes on Art is an innovative program designed in partnership with the Arts Fusion Program of the Central... Learn more

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... Learn more

Each semester, The Fralin offers the ten-week Early Visions program in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia. UVA students and members of the Boys and Girls Club are... Learn more

Experience the restorative power of art—join docent June Heintz for a 60-minute exploration of one work of art, including mindfulness practices, slow looking, and contextual information. 

Registration limited to 10 participants.

Upcoming Programs 

September... Learn more

Final Friday has been a favorite event of both students and the Charlottesville community for decades. Held on the last Friday of the month during the academic year, all are welcome to... Learn more

Community Docents

As volunteer museum educators, The Fralin docents serve the community by encouraging close-looking with original works of art, as they lead engaging and interactive tours for school groups and community organizations from across the central Virginia region. They also assist with the museum’s... Learn more

Launched in the summer of 2021, The Fralin’s Little Museum of Art was inspired by a desire to engage with the community during the museum’s closure and provide an opportunity to highlight the artwork of local and student artists. This miniature museum consists of six galleries, each measuring... Learn more

Launched in 2019, Fashion As Art is an annual event series engaging the community with art, fashion, and The Fralin. In partnership with local businesses and the museum’s Volunteer Board, the events not only create awareness for the museum, its mission and programing, but also the... Learn more

Museum Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm 
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm (Please note: the museum will open to the public at 1 pm on Friday, December 9.)
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.