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, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Skidmore 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.
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).
Postwar British Prints
June 27 - August 31, 2014
Curated by Jennifer Farrell, Curator of Exhibitions and Contemporary Art with Katelyn Hobbs, Curatorial Assistant
This exhibition, drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, reveals the diversity and strength of printmaking in Great Britain during the postwar period, as well as the myriad influences that impacted artistic production. The exhibition will include a variety of techniques and styles to show the broad range of approaches to subject matter and production. Included are pieces from both artists well known for their graphic work, such as Howard Hodgkin, and those more recognized for work in other media. Many artists in the exhibition collaborated with the influential printmaker Chris Prater at Kelpra Studio, an experience that led to radical technical and aesthetic advances in screenprinting. Others were both artists and publishers, such as Ronald King, who produced artist books for himself and his peers through Circle Press.
Recent Work by Cindy Bernard
June 27 - August 31, 2014
Curated by Jennifer Farrell, Curator of Exhibitions and Contemporary Art
In the summer of 2014, The Fralin Museum of Art will present a new project by Los-Angeles-based artist Cindy Bernard. Drawn from her family’s history, the artist’s trips to Newfoundland, and the myriad ways in which the region has been depicted in both literature and film, the new works reflect Bernard’s ongoing interest in memory, landscape, the production of space, and the construction of social exchanges. In the series, Bernard uses both archival family materials—including photographs and oral histories—and contemporary interviews to reflect on her great-grandmother’s role within the local community, the history of the French shore, and, in a larger sense, issues of migration and place. At the same time, she reflects on displacement and industrialization by focusing on one of the area’s major exports, newsprint, and its journey from lumber gathered in remote areas of Newfoundland to newspapers produced thousands of miles away in countries such as the United States, Great Britain, India, and Peru. Comprising video, sculpture, and photographs, this yet-to-be-titled series is a profound meditation on the complex and continually shifting relationships between spaces, social and economic structures, and personal and collective histories.
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 >