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About The Fralin

Director's Welcome

Fall 2015 marks a celebration of The Fralin’s 80th anniversary with the exhibition Cavaliers Collect. This magnificent show of pieces loaned by alumni and friends with distinguished art collections—that mirror and complement the broad range of The Fralin’s own collections—will feature genres from medieval to contemporary art.

With selections that include Indian painting, African sculpture, and ancient Buddhist bronzes, the exhibition incorporates works by artists such as Gossaert, van Dyck, Henri, Picasso, and Lichtenstein. Cavaliers Collect celebrates a special moment in The Fralin's history and its role at the heart of this great University.

Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) has been recognized widely as one of the most influential artists of the last half-century. Collection: Sol LeWitt and Photography, curated by William Wylie, features the artist’s photographic work, as well as others from LeWitt’s personal collection. From August 31–September 9, a LeWitt wall drawing will come to life in The Fralin's main lobby.

Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) maintained an unwavering focus on the human condition and his work gave pointed and consistent expression to the black experience in America. Jacob Lawrence: Struggle... From the History of the American People, curated by Elizabeth Hutton Turner, will be on view throughout the academic year.

We invite you to enjoy and learn from these, as well as other exhibitions, and participate in our many educational programs. We are most grateful for your contributions as members, donors, community partners, and visitors, which makes our work a reality.

Bruce Boucher, Director

— Bruce Boucher, Director

Students at The Fralin

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