Innocence and Experience: Childhood in Art
June 19 - August 9, 2015
Curated by Stephen Margulies, Volunteer Curator
Does knowing the truth of childhood bring us closer to the truth of human nature? Is childhood a separate universe—or merely adulthood in miniature? Throughout history, notions of childhood have vacillated between the idea that childhood is a wonderful world alien to grownups and the idea that childhood is at best an embarrassing prelude to the real world of maturity.
Figures for the Soul, Rotation II
June 19 - August 9, 2015
Curated by Elizabeth Dwyer, Barringer-Lindner Fellow
The second installation turns to the Michelangelo of the North, Hendrick Goltzius. Roughly two generations after Dürer, this versatile Dutch artist mastered the exuberance of late sixteenth-century Mannerism before returning to the Renaissance ideal of Classicism. The Museum’s stunning prints chronicle Goltzius’ evolution, permitting a careful survey of his varied influences, bold technique and acknowledged appeal to both Calvinist and Catholic. Like Dürer, Goltzius sought the beautiful, rendering figures that still rank among the finest in the history of graphic arts.
What is a Line?
April 24 - August 2, 2015
Curated by Jennifer Farrell and Rebecca Schoenthal, with assistance from Lauren Patton and William Auten
Whether gestural or restrained, thick or thin, simple or complex, found or created, lines have taken various forms in modern and contemporary art. Inspired by the artist Paul Klee's statement that "a line is a dot that went for a walk," this exhibition, one of the Fralin’s upcoming shows for summer 2015, will examine the diverse ways 20th- and 21st-century artists have used lines—both found and created—in their art.
The Body in Motion
April 17 - August 2, 2015
Curated by the U.Va. Museums Internship Class under the guidance of M. Jordan Love, Academic Curator, The Fralin Museum of Art
Interns: Christopher Askew, Melissa Brashear, Sydney Collins, Brenna Darroch, Sean Kim, Riley McCall, Esra Park, Kathryn Scully, Madeline Smith, Holly Zajur
U.Va.’s Museums Internship Class has
been given the unique opportunity to
curate an exhibition. After searching the
Museum’s permanent collection, the
class was drawn toward photographs of
the body in motion.
On the Fly
October 19, 2013 – present
Organized by Jennifer Farrell, Curator of Exhibitions and Contemporary Art, with Project Management by AnaMarie Liddell, Exhibitions Coordinator
In October 2013, Patrick Dougherty, world-renowned for his larger-than-life, site-specific sculptures made of locally harvested twigs and saplings, created a unique work of art in front of the Ruth Caplin Theatre and the Arts Commons, the latest additions to the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds. Constructed with the help of U.Va. and community volunteers, the sculpture responded to and reflected its physical environment and the process of its own creation. More >
Jean Arp’s Oriforme, on long-term loan from the National Gallery of Art, exemplifies the approach to abstraction with which the artist is most closely associated; the sculpture will be on view on The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Entrance Plaza in front of The Fralin beginning March 25, 2013. More >
Object Study Gallery
The Object Study Gallery has approximately 140 objects on view, including Chinese bronzes, ceramics and sculpture; ancient Mediterranean coins, glass and marble sculpture; pre-Columbian ceramics; and African masks and figures. More >