Last Saturday we decided to visit the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. We were in Charlottesville for a wedding and we had a few hours on our own before we joined our family. The information on the sculpture reads "Oriform - stainless steel - modeled 1962, fabricated 1977 - Jean Arp, 1886 to 1996 - Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington to the American People in gratitude - Leon Chalette, Arthur Lejwa and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, 1978.22.1.
There were other works of art on the grounds. Above you can see The Fralin Bull (I have tried to find out who created it with no success), and pieces of old columns...
Also no information on these.
There were two planters on each side of the entrance...
and these very pretty Oak-leaf Hydrangeas on the street before you walk up the steps to the building.
According to the website, the Oakleaf Hydrangea is one of the few hydrangeas native to the United States (H. arborescens being the only other native they are aware of).
The Oakleaf gets its name from the shape of its leaves, which turn into beautiful autumn colors later on in the year, red, orange, yellow and burgundy. More information at the links I have provided.
I will share exhibits inside the museum on Monday.
Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for stopping by.