Member Events


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
Free admission for everyone on Mon, May 18, for Art Museum Day! Discount will automatically apply at the end of the reservation process.

Entry for this exhibition is not timed, with the exception of the last two weekends.
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.

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.


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.

 


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.



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

Thu, Jun 18, 6 – 7 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
During the 19th century, French painters reinvented floral still-life painting by taking greater artistic liberties with the traditional imagery of the genre. Join Dr. Mitchell Merling, exhibition co-curator, for a closer look at how French artist — including some of the most well-known practitioners of Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism — transformed the floral still life from a genre that garnered little critical esteem into a popular and prestigious site of dynamic artistic experimentation.

Free for VMFA members only, tickets required




Focus Series: South Asian

Wed, June 3, 6 pm | Cochrane Atrium
Join us for a special Focus Series celebration!
An Evening of Indian Art and Culture

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