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.
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Free; donations are welcome. The Museum is handicapped accessible.
Visitor and handicap accessible parking is available directly behind the Museum on Bayly Drive, off Rugby Road. We also offer parking in the surface lot on Rugby Road directly across from the Museum, adjacent to Madison Bowl. Parking permits for these lots are available at the Museum’s front desk.
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Additional parking is available in the Culbreth Road Garage. Permits are required in this garage between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and are available at the Museum's front desk. The Museum also validates tickets from the Central Grounds Garage, located on Emmet Street.
Things to know before visiting
Gallery Rules exist to provide an enjoyable, safe environment for all Museum visitors and to minimize risks to the art collections on view. This policy is applicable to all our constituents. Please help us protect the art on display and make the Museum a pleasant experience for all visitors.
While in the Galleries
Visitors are asked not to touch works of art. Even the slightest fingerprint contains destructive chemicals that endanger even the hardest surfaces. Your consideration helps us preserve the works on display for all visitors, present and future.
Food (including candy and gum) and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.
Sketching in the Galleries
Visitors who would like to draw or write in the galleries must use pencil only. For your convenience, pencils may be borrowed from the reception desk.
Coats, Backpacks and other items
We understand how important your belongings are to you and share your concern for them. For your safety and the safety of our objects, shopping bags, backpacks, strollers, baby back-carriers, umbrellas, and all purses, briefcases, or packages measuring greater than 8"x13"x16", must be left at the reception desk before entering the galleries.
Please be courteous to other Museum visitors and silence your cell phone during your visit.
If you are interested in photographing in the Museum, please see a security officer first. As a rule, photography, including the use of camera cell phones, is not permitted in any special exhibition or for certain objects on loan to the Museum. Non-flash photography of works in the permanent collection is allowed for personal use only.