Gallery Programs

Upcoming Programs


3 in 30: African Traditions in Contemporary Art

Tue, Feb 3, 11 – 11:30 am, or Thu, Feb 5, 6:30 – 7 pm | Meet at Visitor Services Desk
Exploring three works by 20th- and 21st-century artists, Karen Getty, Docent and Tour Program Coordinator, shows how these artists refashion and implement historical visual content from Africa to bring greater cultural significance to the meaning.
Free, no registration required


The Artist's Choice: Intentions and Options

Sun, Feb 15, 1 pm, Tue, Feb 17, 2 pm, or Thu, Feb 19, 6 pm | Meet at Visitor Services Desk
On this gallery exploration, personal interpretation along with artist intention will guide our discussion of various works of art. Examine how artistic choices encourage us to uncover meaning. Docent Debra Stoss will be your guide through this artistic discovery process.
Free, no registration required


How…do you draw flowers?

Fri, Apr 17, 1 – 2 pm | Meet at Visitor Services Desk
Join artist and educator Megan Liles Endy for a closer look at paintings of flowers in VMFA’s permanent collection. After a visit to the galleries, watch flowers come to life in the studio as Ms. Endy demonstrates drawing techniques using colored pencils and shows how the medium exhibits characteristics of both drawing and painting. Visitors also are given the opportunity to draw their own flowers after the demonstration.
Free, no registration required