*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List
The Fralin Museum of Art - Your Museum!
Join Matthew McLendon, director and chief curator of The Fralin Museum of Art, at The Jefferson School as he gives you an overview of all the Museum has to offer. While The Fralin is UVA’s museum, it also is committed to serving a wide and diverse audience in Central Virginia and beyond. Matthew will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the collections of the museum, will give insight into current and future exhibitions, and will share more information about the wide array of programs and lectures open to the community. This will be a great opportunity to meet the new director and chief curator and hear more about what he envisions for the future of The Fralin.
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia maintains a collection of nearly 14,000 objects in support of our mission—to create an environment in which the largest possible share of its diverse constituencies, including members of the University community and the general public, can study and learn from the direct experience of works of art. Each year the Museum presents a selection of exhibitions drawn from the collections and national and international loans. The Fralin exhibits American and European painting, works on paper, and sculpture of the 15th-21st centuries; art from the ancient Mediterranean; Asian art; Native American art, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian art.
Matthew McLendon, PhD, an art historian and curator of modern and contemporary art, became the director and chief curator of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia on January 9, 2017. An energetic and influential leader, McLendon is widely recognized for his cross-disciplinary curatorial practice, an emphasis on community engagement and education, and activating marginalized voices in the museum setting. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London as well as dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Art History at Florida State University, with magna cum laude honors and Phi Beta Kappa.
|L16||Matthew McLendon||November 17||Fr||1:30-3:00 pm||African American Heritage Center||A|