The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia will host its first Final Friday reception of the 2012-13 academic year on Aug. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Guests will enjoy refreshments and the special exhibitions "Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th–21st Centuries," "The Valley of the Shadow: American Landscapes in the Time of the Civil War," "Jean Hélion: Reality and Abstraction" and "Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott."
In celebration of the opening day of "Ancient Masters in Modern Styles," the event will feature a special Lion Dance performance by a student group, The Pride.
Admission to Final Friday is free for museum members and for U.Va. students, thanks to Arts$. There is a $3 admission fee for non-members. Free parking is available at Culbreth Road Garage and in the A6 parking lot, next to Madison Bowl on Rugby Road.
The Fralin Museum of Art, located at 155 Rugby Road, is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
The museum's programming is supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.