University of Virginia Art Museum

Visiting the MuseumMembershipExhibitionsUVA Art Museum

The University of Virginia
Art Museum

exhibits art from around the world dating from ancient times to present day.

In addition to its permanent collection, the Museum presents an ongoing schedule of changing exhibitions, accompanied by related programs and publications.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Sunday
1:00 to 5:00 pm

Administration Offices
Monday through Friday
9:00 to 5:00 pm

Telephone 434.924.3592
Group Tours

University of Virginia Art Museum
Thomas H. Bayly Building
155 Rugby Road, P. O. Box 400119
Charlottesville, VA  22904-4119

The University Art Museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, one block north of the Rotunda, on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.

Admission & Accessibility
Free; donations are welcome. The Museum is handicapped accessible.

Please excuse the construction! The School of Architecture is building an addition this year, which limits access to the Museum’s back door and parking behind the building.

There are 8 parking places reserved for visitors on the right side of Bayly Drive, off Rugby Road, leading to the back of the Museum. As of 10/4/06, a parking pass is not required for the Bayly Drive spaces. There is handicap parking available in the lot behind the Museum.

Visitors may call the Museum, or check the signage at the entrance to Bayly Drive for any parking changes. Additional parking is available in other University visitor lots (on Emmet Street next to Memorial Gym and on Ivy Road) and in nearby commercial lots (Elliewood Avenue).

Our Mission
The University of Virginia Art Museum strives to be one of our nation’s leading university art museums. The Museum is dedicated to fulfilling the University of Virginia’s academic mission and to serving our diverse local, regional and national audiences through innovative models of learning
based in the visual arts.

The Permanent Collection
The University Museum maintains a collection of over 10,000 objects in support of our mission. UVAM exhibits American and European painting and sculpture of the 15th -19th centuries including art from the "Age of Thomas Jefferson" (1775-1825); art from the ancient Mediterranean; Asian art; and 20th century art.  Highlights of the collection of 20th-century paintings, sculpture and works on paper include American figurative art and photography.

Temporary Exhibitions
Each year the Museum presents 10-12 temporary exhibitions drawn from the collections and sources nationwide. The collection of Old Master and later prints and photography, as well as ethnographic holdings - African, Native American, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian art - are presented in temporary exhibitions.