Cost: Free

Open to: Everyone

First Fridays: Performing Arts

First Friday of every month 6 – 8 pm

Best Café and VMFA galleries

The First Fridays series features an eclectic mix of multicultural performing arts showcased in different spaces within the museum. Take advantage of our extended hours on Friday evenings (we’re open until 9 pm) to also stroll through the galleries, explore the VMFA Shop, or enjoy dinner and drinks in Amuse Restaurant. Also enjoy discounted beverages in Best Café and 30-minute gallery tours as part of Friday Art & Wine.

Feb 6, 6-8pm
Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes

Maggie Ingram, known as the “Gospel Queen” of Richmond, Virginia, celebrates 65 years of gospel music this year. Enjoy three generations of gospel singers, including Maggie, her daughter Almeta, granddaughter Cheryl, and close family Valerie Stewart, when this renowned group performs at VMFA. Together for 50-plus years, the group has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the National Folk Festival, and the Richmond Folk Festival and has received numerous awards, including the Virginia Heritage Award for a lifetime of excellence in the folk and traditional arts in 2009.