UVaM - University of Virginia Art Museum

Current exhibitions

Andy Warhol: Icons

Andy Warhol: Icons
May 20–September 18, 2016

Curated by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions

In 2014, The Fralin was the beneficiary of a gift of several works of art by Andy Warhol from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Among these were silkscreens from the significant series Saint Apollonia and Cowboys and Indians, both created by Warhol during the 1980s. In 2016, The Fralin is pleased to present these pieces within the entire larger series of prints, revealing the diverse range of subjects that captivated the iconic artist.
More >

Image: Andy Warhol, American, 1928–1987. Marilyn, 1967. Serigraph. 36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm). Courtesy Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA. Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. 71.2170. © 2016 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights are used with permission of The Estate of Marilyn Monroe LLC.

The Great War

THE GREAT WAR: Printmakers of World War I from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
August 26–December 18, 2016

Curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Organized by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions

The “Great War” changed the face of the world when it began on July 28, 1914. The story of World War I and the emotions it elicited are told through prints by British and American artists such as Muirhead Bone, Kerr Eby, Childe Hassam, James McBey and Claude Shepperson. The works depict scenes of combat in France and the Near East, life on the home front in the United States and England, and the war’s aftermath and its commemoration. All of the prints come from the Frank Raysor Collection, a promised gift to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

More >

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

We also wish to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Childe Hassam, American, 1859–1935. Avenue of the Allies, 1918. Lithograph printed in black on Japan paper. Sheet: 16 1/4 x 9 1/2 in (41.2 × 24.1 cm). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Promised Gift of Frank Raysor. Photograph: David Stover. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

New Acquisitions: Photography

New Acquisitions: Photography
August 26–December 18, 2016

Curated by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions, with Chloé Skye Nagraj, Curatorial Assistant

The Fralin Museum of Art has demonstrated a dedication to expanding its collection of photography to reflect the diversity and evolution of the medium. New Acquisitions: Photography, which features photographic works acquired through significant purchases and gifts, highlights this commitment.

More >

The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Eadweard Muybridge, American, b. England, 1830-1904. Plate 659 from Animal Locomotion Series. Collotype Print. Gift of Tim Michel, 2016.3.2.

Oriforme

Jean Arp
Oriforme

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 >

Jean Arp, French, b. Germany (Alsace), 1886–1966. Oriforme, model 1962, fabricated 1977. Stainless steel, 89 3/4 x 84 1/2 x 23 5/8 in, 227.9 x 214.6 x 60 cm. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, To the American People in Gratitude—Leon Chalette, Arthur Lejwa, and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, 1978.22.1.
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

UVaM's new Object Study Gallery

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 >

UVaM's new Object Study Gallery