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Current exhibitions

Realms of Earth and Sky

Realms of Earth and Sky
Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century
August 22 – December 14, 2014

Curated by Daniel J. Ehnbom, Adjunct Curator of South Asian Art, The Fralin Museum of Art, and Associate Professor of South Asian Art, McIntire Department of Art, with Krista Gulbransen, Assistant Professor of Art History, Whitman College, and former Luzak-Lindner Graduate Fellow at The Fralin Museum

The Fralin Museum of Art began collecting South Asian art seriously in 1992, acquiring a collection that today ranks among the best held by a university museum in the southeast. From Aug. 29 through Dec. 21, 2014, The Fralin will present Realms of Earth and Sky, an exhibition comprising a selection of these works, supplemented by others drawn from private collections.
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Attributed to Sahibdin India, Rajasthan, Mewar, Udaipur Leaf from a series illustrating the Rasikapriya of Keshava Dasa: Krishna as the Ideal Hero and Lover, c. 1630–35 Opaque color and gold on paper, 10 13/16 x 8 1/4 in, 27.46 x 20.96 cm Museum Purchase with Curriculum Support Funds, 2003.1

Lyrical Line

The Lyrical Line
Prints by Jacques Villon and Stanley William Hayter
August 22 – December 21, 2014

Curated by Volunteer Curator, with special thanks to Dean Dass, Professor of Studio Art, McIntire Department of Art, and Lynn Lee, Assistant Registrar

T. Catesby Jones (American, 1880–1946) combined pride in his venerable and distinguished Virginia ancestry with an ardent conviction that only modern art could communicate the spirit of his age while also giving a sense of "wholeness and connection." Two of the artists whose work he collected and donated to his alma mater, the University of Virginia, are Stanley William Hayter (British, 1901–1988) and Jacques Villon (French, 1875–1963).
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Stanley William Hayter, British, 1901–1988, Principle of Flight, 1944, Engraving and soft-ground etching, 19 1⁄2 x 13 1⁄16 in, 49.5 x 33.2 cm (sheet), Bequest of T. Catesby Jones to the University of Virginia Library, 1947; transferred to the University of Virginia Art Museum, 1975, 1975.43.83 ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Patrick Dougherty by Stacey Evans

Patrick Dougherty
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

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.

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