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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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Small but interesting free museum on campus we found by accident

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about University of Virginia Art Museum

Address: 155 Rugby Road, Thomas H. Bayly Building, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4119
Phone Number: 434-924-3592
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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