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“Make sure their is a show in town”

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
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Owner description: Located on the University campus, this museum features permanent art exhibits from around the world dating from ancient times to present day.
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Make sure their is a show in town”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a great museum and a great addition to the university, but make sure their is a show in town to get the full experience. It is a great place where you can see some students artwork, and an nice Asian collection.

Visited September 2012
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Austin
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159 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Arrived during the display moves”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Arrived as the exhibits were in transition so wasn't much to see. Tried to peek in the room where the Ansel Adams photos were along the walls and shooed away by the guard, unmoved by my request to just look through the doorway at the advertised exhibit I had come to see.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice experience but underwhelming”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I echo previous reviewers who stated there is not a great deal to see here- maybe because we went in the summer when school was not back in session yet, they had one gallery closed off. In any event, it took us no more than 45 minutes to view the museum in its entirety, including the special exhibits.

We enjoyed the stop here since we wanted to check out the UVA campus anyway, but I don't think it would've been worth going out of our way to see!

Visited August 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Art Museum near UVA”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Small enough to manage without exhaustion-- an interesting collection with visiting exhibits, a quiet respite after tramping around the grounds.

Visited July 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely afternoon at the beautiful University”
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

I visited to University of Virginia Art Museum to see if Andy Warhol exhibit of Polaroids. While Warhol is not my favorite artist, I was happy to see the museum's collection of ancient art and collection of local Virginia pieces--both of which are quite good. It is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon following brunch in Charlottesville.

Visited May 2012
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