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The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

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Address: 155 Rugby Rd, Thomas H. Bayly Building, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2427
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Located on the University campus, this museum features permanent art...

Located on the University campus, this museum features permanent art exhibits from around the world dating from ancient times to present day.

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Smallish museum associated with the University. Walk to it- parking is limited at the museum itself. I would say it is interesting although not a place to spend hours at. Right... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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497 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Smallish museum associated with the University. Walk to it- parking is limited at the museum itself. I would say it is interesting although not a place to spend hours at. Right price on admission (free).

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Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
721 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Right on campus, The Fralin has a small permanent collection as well as featured temporary exhibits. Always interesting for a visit to see both types. Excellent and welcoming staff who are knowledgeable about the museum as well as the University. Difficult to park nearby so a spot further away downtown with a ride on the free trolley that stops at... More 

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Fort Washington, MD
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72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Several of the galleries were closed the day we were there…but we enjoyed an excellent show of the work of Andy Warhol. Some of the work was familiar but we also saw works new to us.

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Reston, Virginia
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83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My first time visiting and I was impressed for such a small museum. The Warhol collection was worth the visit.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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112 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

There was an Andy Warhol exhibit while we were visiting which was fun. These were pieces I have not seen before and added to my appreciation. And it is free!

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a pleasant Saturday admiring Warhol's Icon exhibit. Very impressive display, staff seemed quite knowledgeable. Small building (expansion soon) large and impressive collections.

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las vegas, nv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Difficult to find and finding parking is hard because most of the parking areas and spaces require permits. There is parking behind the museum, if you can find your way in, or across the street. Make sure you get a permit tag from the front desk in the museum and get it on your car. Current exhibits included Andy Warhol... More 

Smithfield, VA
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We toured the museum in early June. It's not a large museum, but it seems to be well staffed, and well inventoried. Each section seems to have its own theme. Much of the art is from the University's private collection. I was browsing and was surprised to see that one of the artists exhibited in the "Love" room to the... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We live near Charlottesvile and our son attended UVA so we had the opportunity to visit the art museum several times. It is not a large art museum but they change displays on a regular basis and I was always able to find a display that I enjoyed. It is worth your time if you are visiting the city. If... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

When you consider the legacy and unique status of the University of Virginia, its art museum is a paltry thing. You get the sense that it is little more than an afterthought. Clearly, the visual arts have never thrived here, and, barring a stroke of fortune, possibly never will. While Jefferson had an educated eye, he seems not to have... More 

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