Presented by The Council of VMFA, the 12th Fine Arts & Flowers features floral interpretations of masterpieces from the permanent collection, presented by members of The Garden Club of Virginia, the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and Garden Clubs of Virginia. This four-day fundraising exhibition combines fine art with floral mastery for a dazzling exhibition of beauty and creativity.
Maps of the floral exhibit placements will be available at Visitor Services.
Fine Arts and Flowers Gala Preview
Wed, Nov 5, 7 – 10 pm
At the Gala Preview, see the 78 floral/art displays located throughout the museum galleries before anyone else! Held in the Marble Hall, which will be transformed into a Chinese garden, the Birds in a Garden Paradise Gala will feature select wines, food, and live music and complement VMFA’s extraordinary Forbidden City exhibition. Cocktail or traditional Chinese attire suggested.
$125 per person
Fine Arts and Flowers Luncheon
Thu, Nov 6 & Fri, Nov 7, noon – 1 pm | Marble Hall
The Marble Hall provides a beautifully decorated venue for a three course seated luncheon that includes a selected menu, with vegetarian or gluten-free options and wine. Additionally, Council members will informally model jewelry and accessories from the VMFA Shop
Fine Arts and Flowers: Edible Flowers
Thu, Nov 6, 3 pm
This popular repeat event, overlooking the Sculpture Garden, features tastings of savories and sweets creatively incorporating edible flowers. Prepared and presented by Amuse’s chef, Greg Haley, these tastings are accompanied by wine and floral teas.
$35 per person
Flowers in Fashion
Sat, Nov 8, noon | Marble Hall
VCU students model designs by their Merchandising and Fashion Design counterparts, while participants enjoy a select, three-course menu, including vegetarian or gluten-free options, and wine. This event also includes door prizes!
$40 per person
Fine Arts and Flowers Docent Tours
Thu, Nov 6 – Sun, Nov 9
Docent-led tours offer selected highlights of the exhibition with a discussion of the art and floral arrangement at each preselected stop.
$10 per person
Presented by The Council of VMFA
Floral designs by members of the Garden Club of Virginia, Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and Garden Clubs of Virginia.
Official Supplier of Flowers
and Plant Material
Barnes & Diehl, P.C.
Charles Schwarzschild Jeweler, Inc.
James River Air Conditioning Company
Lewis T. Stoneburner, Attorney
Mark Franko Custom Building
Middleburg Bank & Middleburg Trust Company
Riverfront Investment Group, LLC
Stoever & Palmore Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Westminster Canterbury Richmond
EDC Commercial Construction
First Capital Bank
Fraiche on the Avenues
Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc.
Janet Brown Interiors
K2 Trophies & Awards, LLC MED, Inc.
Alex & Joy Paoletto
Porter Realty Company, Inc.
The Davey Tree Expert Company
The Hermitage at Cedarfield
Virginia Society of Landscape Designers