The Fralin Museum of Art exhibits art from around the world dating from ancient times to the present day. In addition to its permanent collection, the Museum presents an ongoing schedule of changing exhibitions, accompanied by related programs and publications.
The Museum maintains a collection of over 9,000 objects in its permanent collection. The permanent collection galleries exhibit American and European painting and sculpture of the 15th -19th centuries including art from the "Age of Thomas Jefferson" (1775-1825); art from the ancient Mediterranean; Asian art; and 20th century art.
The Museum is handicapped accessible. Admission is free; donations are welcome. A small parking lot is located behind the Museum. Additional parking is available in other University visitor lots (Emmet Street) and in commercial lots (Elliewood Avenue) nearby.
Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 pm.
Tours: for groups and school classes by appointment: 434-924-7458.
- Child Friendly:
- Handicapped Accessible:
- Address: 155 Rugby Road
- Location: Fralin Museum of Art
- Dates: October 20, 2016 - July 23, 2017
This exhibition encompasses objects ranging from 1st century Roman glass through 20th century sculpture, including a 17th century Dutch portrait painting on panel with a hidden image. The majority of the selected objects have never been publicly on view, and present a rare opportunity for visitors to The Fralin. This multi-cultural exhibition is... more
Start with a book and then go look! Arts-related story time led by Gordon Avenue Children's Librarian Glynis Welte incorporates movement, play, and puppets, and Museum docents encourage young children to explore current exhibitions. Wednesdays from 10–11 am: 2–4 year olds and their grownups Registration is required for each session.... more
Experience the restorative power of art—join docent June Heintz for an hour exploration of art through a variety of meditative practices. Registration required. Please email or call 434.243.2050. more
Join us for a new program specifically designed for adult caregivers and their infant companions (18-months and younger). Join an educator and fellow parents for lively conversation about works of art on view, with baby coos and cries encouraged. We will spend time looking and discussing in a supportive environment. There will be time to share and... more