Art History Classes

VMFA Art History Classes provide adult audiences with the opportunity to investigate the history of art through dynamic and interactive lectures, gallery visits and discussions. For ages 16 and over.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds unless VMFA cancels a class. VMFA will cancel a class if 12 students are not enrolled one week before the start date.


Art for Social Change: A History of Documentary Photography [55]

Wed, Jul 27, 1 – 2:30 pm, or Thu, Jul 28, 6:30 – 8 pm (1 session) | Conference Suite & Galleries
Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator & Manager of Statewide Programs, VMFA
From the late nineteenth century when journalist Jacob Riis used photographs to support his arguments about the need to reform living conditions in the slums, photography has been a powerful tool for social change. Learn about Riis and photographers featured in VMFA’s permanent collection including Lewis Hine, Danny Lyon, and Gordon Parks. This class will conclude with an instructor-led talk in the special exhibition Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

$15 (VMFA members $12)