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University of Virginia Art Museum

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Address: 155 Rugby Road, Thomas H. Bayly Building, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4119
Phone Number: 434-924-3592
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Description: 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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Upstairs gallery closed to change exhibit

I visit the UVA Art Museum 2 or 3 times a year. Most of the time it is excellent. Last time they were changing the upstairs (1/2 the show area). So we only go to see the down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Nice museum, nice docent, but the museum was closing for the holidays and it looked as though half of the museum was being changed out for new display. The remaining displays were nice, but limited in the grand scheme of things - not much art on the walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visit the UVA Art Museum 2 or 3 times a year. Most of the time it is excellent. Last time they were changing the upstairs (1/2 the show area). So we only go to see the down stairs gallery. It is my fault I didn't look at their website in advance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had the chance to attend this small but with very good art museum in teh context of having a gathering/reception, it is small but very nicely maintained

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Checked the website the day of our visit, and there was no notice of the fact that most of the museum was inaccessible that day due to exhibit changes. So, we arrived expecting a full visit, and were quite disappointed to find it was impossible. Really: a museum of this caliber should not require a phone call to double-check that... More 

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Virginia
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Fralin Museum of Art/At The University of Virginia, has a wonderful education program, offering tours to groups of all ages, pre-school, K-12, Social Clubs to Senior Centers. All tours must be pre -arranged. Group Tours>1-434-243-2050

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Not many things are free anymore, so you should put this on your list of things to do. The building sits on the grounds of The University of Virginia and a short walk from the Rotunda. The exhibits change often and you need to check the schedule. Definitely worth the stop if you enjoy art

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

What art was there I really enjoyed, but I think it took us less than 30 minutes to see everything. But, the price was right (free, you can make a donation) and a really easy walk from the rotunda. Definitely a worth stop on a visit to grounds- just double check the hours open though.

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Virginia USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This Art Museum is a wonderful thing for Charlottesville to have. It is housed in a beautiful, old building that has been well kept. Well worth a stop!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We visited the Fralin Museum of Art for the first time and were very pleased we did. The current main exhibit, up until February 2, 2014 is a retrospective of a little known French impressionist, Emile Charmy. So interesting to view with a fresh untainted eye, the works of someone prolific in her time, who exhibited works along side Ingres,... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Fralin art museum on the campus of the University of Virginia is a precious spot for art lovers. The exhibits are consistently high quality - plenty of art to fill your eyes but not such a large museum that your feet can't take it! We went to the Ansel Adams show this summer. I am a photographer and have... More 

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