Member Events


Forbidden City

Oct 18, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015 | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a unique journey through a palace once forbidden to the general public, and provide a glimpse into this hidden world through rich and diverse objects from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. Featured works include large portraits, costumes, furniture, court paintings, religious sculptures, and fine decorative arts such as bronzes, lacquer ware, and jade.

$20 adults
$16 seniors 65+
$10 students with ID and youth (7-17)
VMFA Members and children 6 & under FREE

Entry times are every 30 minutes. Tickets must be purchased for a specific time.


Forbidden City - Adult Groups of 10 or more

Oct 18, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015 | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a unique journey through a palace once forbidden to the general public, and provide a glimpse into this hidden world through rich and diverse objects from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. Featured works include large portraits, costumes, furniture, court paintings, religious sculptures, and fine decorative arts such as bronzes, lacquer ware, and jade.

For guided adult group tours, click here. For student groups, click here.

$16 adult and senior groups of 10 or more
$10 students with ID and youth (age 7-17)
VMFA Members and children 6 & under FREE

Entry times are every 30 minutes. Tickets must be purchased for a specific time.


Forbidden City VIP Tickets

Oct 18, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015 | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Internal use only. Please use this event to record VIP tickets submitted per day. Use ad-hoc function to add 5:00 pm tickets, whatever # is needed for VIPs. These will report with the other FC tickets.



Focus Series: European

Thu, Dec 11, 6 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater

Francisco Oller and the Paris Avant-Garde
with Richard Aste, Curator of European Art, Brooklyn Museum 

This is a FREE event for Friends level members and above



Focus Series: Photography

Thur, Jan 15, 6 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
Pioneering Women: The Photography of Gertrude Käsebier and Frances Benjamin Johnston 
with Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
This is a FREE event for VMFA members Friends level and above