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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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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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The UVA collection of art is compact and well curated. The collection has representative objects from many periods and civilizations. the labels are helpful. Exhibitions are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Staunton, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Both of my kids have been to the Fralin Museum on field trips through our school. I went on both trips and both times the guides did a fantastic job.

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Pembroke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There were many interesting pieces from many time periods. I was impressed with the time span that was available. There was a children exhibit that was compelling and thought provoking. It had so many pieces and a huge span of time from the oldest piece to the newest piece. There were sculptures, paintings, and pictures.

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Charlottesville VA
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We've been here almost 8 years and this was our first visit. Our last art museum visit was the Chicago Institute of Art and there is no comparison. That was pricey with lots and lots and lots of art and lots and lots and lots of people. Even before entering, we were impressed by the three-story-high crape myrtles in full... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The UVA collection of art is compact and well curated. The collection has representative objects from many periods and civilizations. the labels are helpful. Exhibitions are interesting. Open only in the afternoons.

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum is quite impressive for a university collection. The current showing of art dealing with the nature of line(s) is very interesting. Be sure and look up for the interesting quotes from artists represented in the display. An hour will get you through this museum and you will not feel overwhelmed.

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suburban Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We spent a little over an hour there and saw everything which was on display. Interesting exhibit (may not be permanent) or drawings of self portraits. Very insightful signs next to the items. Free. Difficult for anyone who is handicapped.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a small museum, but there are often interesting exhibits and the space is beautiful and well used. It's free, too! No reason not to visit if you're an art lover.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is not a gigantic museum but it's right on campus & worth a peek if you are visiting. They have some unusual pieces of sculpture from the late 20th C which was fun to see.

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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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