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The Fralin is now open with an entirely reinstalled museum. Admission is free. Click here for hours. Please note, per UVA guidelines, masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Community Programs

We are pleased to present The Fralin Downtown, a new film series on the Arts, screened at The Violet Crown and funded by an Arts Enhancement grant from the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts. With thought-provoking films that focus on artists and the arts, we invite... 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

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 2021

Now in its 35th 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

Experience the restorative power of art—join docent June Heintz virtually for a 60-minute exploration of one work of art, including mindfulness practices, slow looking, and contextual information. Registration limited to 10 participants; email ... 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
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.