Member Events


Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower Member Preview

Thu Fri Mar 19 – 20 | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features approximately 70 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, whose careers collectively span the nineteenth century, engaged in a sophisticated reworking of traditional imagery, bringing the floral still life into dialogue with emerging models of science and commerce, and ultimately transforming the genre into a meditation on the nature of artistic representation itself.

Free, for VMFA members only.

Tickets for the member preview are timed in 30 minute increments.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower is co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The Banner Exhibition Program at VMFA is supported by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund.



Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower

Mar 21 – Jun 21, 2015 | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features approximately 70 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, whose careers collectively span the nineteenth century, engaged in a sophisticated reworking of traditional imagery, bringing the floral still life into dialogue with emerging models of science and commerce, and ultimately transforming the genre into a meditation on the nature of artistic representation itself.

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

Tickets are not timed for this exhibition. 

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower is co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The Banner Exhibition Program at VMFA is supported by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund.


Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower - Adult Groups of 10 or more

Mar 21 – Jun 21, 2015 | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features approximately 70 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, whose careers collectively span the nineteenth century, engaged in a sophisticated reworking of traditional imagery, bringing the floral still life into dialogue with emerging models of science and commerce, and ultimately transforming the genre into a meditation on the nature of artistic representation itself.

$12 adult groups of 10 or more
$10 students with ID and youth (7-17)
VMFA Members and children 6 & under FREE

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower is co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The Banner Exhibition Program at VMFA is supported by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund.



Focus Series: African

Wed, Mar 25, 6 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
Talking With Beads
with artists Hlengiwe Dube and Sonya Clark and Richard Woodward, Curator of African Art, VMFA
This is a FREE event for VMFA members Friends level and above


Focus Series: Modern & Contemporary

Thur, Apr 23, 6 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
An Evening with Julie Mehretu
with artist Julie Mehretu and Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, VMFA
This is a FREE event for VMFA members Friends level and above


Focus Series: East Asian

Thur, May 14, 6 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
The Past Fast-forwarded: Korean Art and Culture
with Hyunsoo Woo, The Maxine and Howard Lewis Associate Curator of Korean Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
This is a FREE event for VMFA members Friends level and above