Talks + Lectures

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Garden Inspirations Lecture & Luncheon

Tue, Apr 28, 10 am – 1:30 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater & Marble Hall
In celebration of the exhibition, Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower, acclaimed author and interior designer Charlotte Moss discusses twenty-five years of creating a garden and influences along the way, including how gardens are incorporated throughout the home. Following the lecture, Ms. Moss will sign copies of her latest publication, Garden Inspirations. The event concludes with a luncheon in the Marble Hall.

10 – 11 am, Lecture, Leslie Cheek Theater
11 am – 12 pm, Book Signing, Conference Room 1
12 – 1:30 pm, Luncheon, Marble Hall

$70 (VMFA members $60), includes luncheon

To reserve tickets for groups of 10 or more at $58 per person, please contact Group Sales at or 804.340.1575.

Educational programming for Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower is generously supported by The Robert Lehman Foundation.

Perseverance: Creating the First Exhibition Exploring Japanese Tattooing as Fine Art

Fri, May 29, 6 – 7 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
Artist and exhibition designer, Kip Fulbeck, discusses his role in creating Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition. The groundbreaking photographic exhibition explores the rich history and artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos along with their influence on modern tattoo practices.

Mr. Fulbeck is the author of several books, including Part Asian, 100% Hapa (Chronicle Books, 2006) and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits by Kip Fulbeck (Chronicle Books, 2008). He has exhibited and spoken throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is a professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

$8 (VMFA members $5)

Mr. Fulbeck will also lead a Gallery Walk on Sat, May 30.

Before the talk, photographer Glen McClure will be shooting portraits of visitors with tattoos.


Photo Shoot with Glen McClure

Fri, May 29, 3:30 – 5:30 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater Lobby & Conference Suite
Richmond is full of talented tattoo artists and the beautiful and evocative art they create. Photo-artist Glen McClure will spend an afternoon at VMFA shooting portraits of those who proudly wear this art. Select images will be featured on VMFA’s website, accompanied by short stories about the tattoos.

Free, no tickets required. Arrive early; time slots are limited.

Following the photoshoot, artist and exhibition designer, Kip Fulbeck,will host Perseverance: Creating the First Exhibition Exploring Japanese Tattooing as Fine Art