UVaM - University of Virginia Art Museum


The Fralin Map


The Museum Galleries will close to the public on December 19th and reopen on January 10th, when we introduce new extended hours! Our offices will close for the holidays December 22–26 and December 30 – January 2nd.

Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5 pm

NEW Museum hours begin January 10, 2017:
MON: Closed, TUE-WED: 10am-5p, THU: 10am-7pm, FRI-SAT: 10am-5pm, SUN: 12pm-5pm

Admission is always free; donations are welcome.

The Museum is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. A wheelchair is available upon request. For more information, please call the reception desk at 434.243.5584.

The Museum offers tours to groups of all ages, from pre-school and K-12 students to social clubs and senior centers. We offer a variety of tour types to meet the needs and interest of every group. Interactive docent-led tours engage visitors in dialogue about the works on view, and tours led by graduate students, staff, and curators can be planned provide more information and historical context. For more information, contact the tour coordinator >

Writer's Eye Tours
Now in its 30th year, Writer's Eye is an annual literary competition that challenges writers from 3rd grade through adults to use visual art as inspiration for the creation of original poetry and prose. Docent-led Writer’s Eye tours begin on August 29th, 2016 and end November 22nd, 2016. Schedule a tour for Writer’s Eye 2016. WE 2016 tour booking form >

School Tours
Teachers are invited to schedule interactive docent-led tours of current exhibitions for K–12 students. Designed to increase visual literacy on an age-appropriate level, these tours can be customized to address classroom topics or specific interests. NEW School group tour booking form >

Group Tours
Get a fresh perspective! University student organizations and community groups are encouraged to schedule group tours of the Museum exhibitions and collection. Our docents are happy to tailor their tour to the interests of your group. NEW Adult group tour booking form >

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

From I-64 East or Westbound
Take exit 118B for US-29 North towards Charlottesville/Culpeper. Drive approximately 2 miles, then exit onto US-250 Business East/Ivy Road towards Charlottesville. Turn right and follow Ivy Road for approximately 1.5 miles. At the fifth traffic light, turn left on Rugby Road. The Museum is the second building on the left.

From I-66 via US Route 29 North
Take I-66 from Northern Virginia past Manassas. Take exit 43A for US-29 South/Lee Highway towards Gainesville. Follow Route 29 approximately 69 miles into Charlottesville, where Route 29 becomes Emmett Street. Pass John Paul Jones arena on the right, then turn left onto US-250 Business East/University Avenue. At the first traffic light, turn left on Rugby Road. The Museum is the second building on the left.

Parking is available directly behind the Museum on Bayly Drive, in the A6 lot on Rugby Road adjacent to Madison Bowl, and in the Culbreth Road Garage. Permits for all three lots are available at the Museum's front desk.
          Parking map (pdf) >

The Museum also validates parking tickets from the Central Grounds Garage on Emmet Street .