Fralin Art Museum

The Piedmont

Known for Jean Arp's huge Oriform sculpture (1977), which commands attention in front of the museum, the UVA's art gallery stages temporary exhibitions on the 1st floor and showcases pieces from its permanent collection downstairs. There's an eight-space parking lot opposite – ask for a permit at the museum's front desk.

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1. Rotunda

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The centerpiece of UVA is the Jefferson-designed Rotunda, modelled after Rome's Pantheon and constructed between 1822 and 1832. It has always functioned…

2. University of Virginia

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Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia, and designed what he called an 'Academical Village' embodying the spirit of communal living and…

3. Monticello

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4. Jefferson Vineyards

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5. James Monroe's Highland

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6. Blenheim Vineyards

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7. Our Lady of the Angels

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The cows living near this secluded, verdant and peaceful Trappist monastery must be happy – their milk is so sweet that the nuns at the monastery are…

8. Pippin Hill

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