“Photography from the Museum Collection” is an ongoing exhibit at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.
These two exhibitions, curated by the museum’s curator of exhibitions, Jennifer Farrell, engage key moments in the history of photography while also highlighting important pieces from the Fralin Museum’s rich collection.
The first-floor section of “Photography from the Museum Collection” features work by Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, N. Jay Jaffee, Helen Levitt and Gary Winogrand. Although they vary both stylistically and in subject matter, they share a focus on formal experimentation and an interest in ordinary, often banal, elements from everyday life that are frequently overlooked, particularly in a fine art context.
The exhibition on the second floor focuses more on pieces by photographers and artists using photo-based processes who work in a more conceptual manner. Photographers featured include Marianne Courville, Tim Davis, Christopher James, David Levinthal, Tom Marioni, Abelardo Morell and James Welling.
The exhibit will remain on display until August 5. The museum, at 155 Rugby Road, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00-5:00pm. For information, call (434) 924-3592.