Jacob Lawrence: Struggle...
From the History of the American People
September 3 - June 6, 2016
Organized by Elizabeth Turner
Throughout a career spanning six decades, the artist Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) maintained an unwavering focus on the human condition and created work that gave pointed and consistent expression to the black experience in America. Lawrence first came to prominence in the Harlem workshops of the 1930s and was among the first African Americans to break the color line in the highly segregated world of modern art. Celebrated for his highly original use of flat tempera color patterns in a style termed “dynamic cubism,” and for his vivid storytelling, Lawrence’s paintings made visible the struggles for economic, political, and racial equality.
August 28 - December 20, 2015
Curated by Bruce Boucher, Director
A celebration of The Fralin’s 80th anniversary in 2015, Cavaliers Collect will consist of loans from U.Va. alumni with distinguished art collections as well as works that reflect the broad range of The Fralin’s own collections. Featuring a variety of genres from Asian to contemporary art, we hope the exhibition will capture the artistic interests of U.Va. alumni, faculty, parents, and friends of the Museum.
Collection: Sol LeWitt and Photography
August 14 - December 20, 2015
Curated by William Wylie, Professor, Department of Art
Watch a time-lapse video of the realization of Wall Drawing 686 in The Fralin's main lobby.
Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) is widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of the last half-century. The exhibition Collection: Sol LeWitt and Photography will feature the photographic work of LeWitt as well as pieces by other artists that relate to LeWitt’s conceptual practice. All works are drawn from LeWitt’s personal collection, and offers the public a rare opportunity to focus on the artist’s investigations with photography.
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 >