Member Events


Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition

May 29 – Sept 27, 2015 | Evans Court Gallery, Level 2

Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists — Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken  inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking.

Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Shinto shrine. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum.

$10 adults
$8 seniors 65+, groups of 10+, students with ID and youth (7-17)
VMFA Members and children 6 & under FREE

Entry for this exhibition is not timed. 
Tickets will list 10 am as the earliest available entry; however, tickets are valid for entry at any point during business hours for the day of your reservation.

 


Rodin: Evolution of a Genius

Nov 21, 2015 – Mar 13, 2016, 2015 | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time.

$15 adults
$12 seniors 65+
$10 students with ID and youth (7-17)
VMFA Members and children 6 & under FREE

Entry for this exhibition is timed.

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Rodin: Evolution of a Genius - Adult Groups of 10 or more

Nov 21, 2015 – Mar 13, 2016 | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time.

$12 adult groups of 10 or more
$10 students with ID 
VMFA Members and children 6 & under FREE



Focus Series: European

Thu, Sep 17, 6 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
Jewelry – A Major Art
with Sarah D. Coffin, Curator and Head, Product Design and Decorative Arts Department at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

As glamorous and valuable as it is, jewelry is perhaps the least recognized of all the Decorative and Design Arts, especially in mainstream museums. This wide-ranging talk will argue for a reconsideration of jewelry as an influential and significant part of decorative arts and design history that deserves serious study, recognition and appreciation. Jewelry is art and a leader in design!

This is a FREE event for VMFA members Friends level and above



Focus Series: African

Thu, Oct 15, 6 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
An Evening with Radcliffe Bailey
Artist Radcliffe Bailey in conversation with Richard Woodward, VMFA Curator of African Art
This is a FREE event for VMFA members Friends level and above