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The University of Virginia has announced that its art museum will be named after Heywood and Cynthia Fralin, who among many other things are responsible with providing the Art Musuem of Western Virginia, now the Taubman Museum of Art, with its prized paintings by American artists. What do you think of this development?
Roanoke philanthropists Heywood and Cynthia Fralin, who provided the Taubman Museum of Art with its collection of American art, will have a museum named after them in Charlottesville.
The name of the University of Virginia Art Museum will be changed to the Fralin Museum of Art in honor of a 40-piece collection the couple will donate to the museum, the university announced today. The Fralins’ gift is the largest single gift of art in the university’s history, according to a press release from UVa.