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About The Fralin

Director's Welcome

Following the remarkable success of last fall’s Cavaliers Collect, we are proud to bring yet another slate of stellar exhibitions to The Fralin, including Richard Serra: Prints and Andy Warhol: Icons.

Richard Serra: Prints is an exhibition curated by Rebecca Schoenthal and is on loan by collector Jordan Schnitzer. It showcases the renowned contemporary artist’s lithography from 1972 through 2015. Navajo Weaving: Geometry of the Warp and Weft is a collection of Navajo textiles in The Fralin’s holdings that examines the stylistic play of functional textile geometry. Two Extraordinary Women: The Lives and Art of Maria Cosway and Mary Darby Robinson observes the intersecting careers of two fascinating women who rose to prominence during the late eighteenth century. This year’s University Museums Interns present their exhibition, Casting Shadows: Selections from the Permanent Collection featuring the FUNd, which explores “shadows” of the past tragedies, ideologies, and controversies that continue to influence contemporary societies across the globe. And the impressive Jacob Lawrence: Struggle… From the History of the American People remains on public view, as the focus of Professor Beth Turner’s 2015–2016 academic practicum.

We also welcome Barringer-Lindner Curatorial Fellow Alicia Dissinger with her debut exhibition, Fish and Fowl. This summer, Schoenthal and Dissinger will co-curate Art Lovers, a collection that celebrates the most enduring of emotions—love—in a­ myriad of interpretations by artists throughout the centuries.

We are pleased to announce that Thompson Dean has graciously extended the loan of his superb Carmine by Gerhard Richter beyond the conclusion of Cavaliers Collect. You will see it hanging on the grand staircase in place of the seventeenth-century Flemish painting of St. Jerome, which has graced that spot since our renovation in 2009.

Finally, we are deeply grateful for the generous support we receive from you—our members, donors, community partners, and visitors—and are looking forward to another exciting season for art-lovers. We encourage you to visit soon and partake in our wide array of engaging learning opportunities.


Bruce Boucher, Director

— Bruce Boucher, Director

Students at The Fralin

Students viewing the Joseph Cornell exhibition at Final Friday. Photo by Stacey Evans.