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Upcoming exhibitions

Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows: Selections from the Permanent Collection featuring the FUNd
April 15–August 14, 2016

Curated by the University Museums Interns,
under the guidance of M. Jordan Love, Academic Curator

Interns: Noora Al-Saadawi, Emily Dance, Golara Haghtalab, Judy Lee, Margaret Lineberger, Gabrielle Patterson, Emily Ross, Karen Shufflebarger, Amy Woo, Xiaoying Zheng

What is a shadow? In a literal sense, it is the obscured imprint cast by light hitting an object in its path. But besides these silent and shaded doubles, what other parts of our lives have been left in darkness? This exhibition explores the metaphorical “shadows” of the tragedies, ideologies, and controversies of the past that still influence contemporary societies across the globe. Using works that address the legacy of specific issues such as war, slavery, poverty, and sexism, Casting Shadows aims to prompt conversation among visitors and to remind them of the continued relevance these topics have today. Though caused by events and ideologies that seem far removed, these are shadows in which people of the world still walk, live, and suffer. All works included in this exhibition were purchased by the Museum using the Ray A. Graham Endowment FUNd, established in 1985.
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Image: Adrian Piper, American, b. 1948, Let’s Talk, 1992, Screen print of panel #1 of 6, from The Mythic Being: Let’s Have a Talk, 1975, (6 gelatin silver prints, oil-crayon, each 25 x 20 cm and 20 x 25 cm), Print dimensions 25 7/8 x 26 in (65.7 x 66 cm), Produced by the Alternative Museum, New York, Collection of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Museum Purchase with FUNd, 1995.4.7, © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin

Art Lovers

Art Lovers
May 6–August 14, 2016

Curated by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions
with Alicia Dissinger, Barringer-Lindner Curatorial Fellow

Welcome to The Fralin’s “Summer of Love.” In celebration of this most enduring of emotions, we present a selection of works from the collection that encompass its myriad interpretations by artists throughout the centuries. From allegorical and mythological narratives to contemporary commentaries on same-sex partnerships, this exhibition aims to elicit emotion, yes, but also meditation on the implications of adoration in all its forms. Whether they be cardinal sins or hedonistic pleasures such as jealousy and lust, or altruistic and selfless acts of devotion and commitment, love inspires different reactions in different circumstances and presents diverse expectations as it is understood not only throughout time, but also across cultures and continents.
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Image: John Raphael Smith, British, 1752–1812, after Henry Fuseli, Swiss, 1741–1825, Ariadne and Theseus, 1788, Mezzotint with printed color and hand coloring, 27 7/8 x 19 1/2 in (70.8 x 49.5 cm), Museum Purchase with Curriculum Support Fund, 2001.12.1

Art Lovers

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.
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Image: Andy Warhol, American, 1928–1987, Saint Apollonia, 1984, Screen print on essex offset kid finish paper, 30 x 22 in (76.2 x 55.9 cm), Extra, out of edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only. Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2014.1.1, © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York