The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts houses a remarkable permanent collection of more than 35,000 works of art from almost every major world culture.
Especially noteworthy are the museum’s collections of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modern and Contemporary American art donated by Sydney and Frances Lewis; French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and British sporting art given by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; American art acquired through the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund; The Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Fabergé jeweled objects; and The Jerome and Rita Gans Collection of English Silver. The museum’s holdings of South Asian, Himalayan, and African art are among the finest in the nation.
Some object records are not complete and do not reflect VMFA’s full and current knowledge. VMFA makes routine updates as records are reviewed and enhanced.