In the Audience
The Fralin Museum of Art
by Andrew Barat
Although the Fralin Art Museum is not a performance group here at UVa, which is what I have been mostly writing about, it is still a great opportunity for anyone interested in art to check out. The Fralin is located right on Rugby Road, so very close to the Academical village and right near the other arts buildings we have at the University is free. Exhibits are held throughout the year and give a wide range of studio art types from paint to sculpture and many different takes on the medium as well.
Admission to the museum is free and they are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00. Tours are given to elementary school groups, organizations, and senior groups so feel free to hop on one of these guided tours or even volunteer to be a docent at the Fralin and lead the tours yourself. I am excited to check out the exhibit this semester called Realms of Earth and Sky (which will be open from August 29th to December 21st of 2014) to see the museum's collection of Indian art. With all the exhibits and tours the museum offers it is definitely a place students should take advantage during their time at UVa.
For a look at their upcoming and current exhibits as well as more information on the Fralin Art Museum check out their website.