Left to right: Portrait of King Charles I, c. 1640. Courtesy of Neville and John H. Bryan; The Eclipse 1912, photo: Eugéne Atget; Fish Bowl, museum purchase.


The catalyst for realizing a gallery proper at the University of Virginia occurred in 1929, with a bequest from the estate of Evelyn May Bayly Tiffany. As part of her bequest to the University, Tiffany instructed that $100,000 would be set aside for the construction of an art museum, which would be named for her father. The building was designed by Edmund S. Campbell, then dean of the School of Fine Arts.

The permanent collection consists of nearly 14,000 objects. In support of our academic mission, the museum provides opportunities for study and scholarship through direct engagement with the collection and virtual access through digital resources. Each year, the Museum presents a selection of exhibitions drawn both from the permanent collection and sources nationwide.

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia encourages the spirit of curiosity and promotes diversity of thought through the study, care and celebration of art.



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