Family Programs


Celebrate African and African American Art: All Good!

Sat, Jun 20, 11 am – 3 pm | VMFA 
To the Ndebele people of South Africa "good" and "beautiful" mean the same thing. At this celebration of diversity, we will introduce themes of pattern and design in African and African American culture and show how these themes relate to daily rituals, rhythm, folkloric motifs, and mathematical concepts across continents. During your visit, view the mural art of Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu, who spent two months in residence at VMFA. It is very good!
Free, no tickets required.


VMFA Family Events are generously sponsored by the MeadWestvaco Foundation.




Open Studio Sundays

First Sundays, 1 – 4 pm | Art Education Center
Make Open Studio Sunday part of your family’s monthly routine! Visit the MWV Art Education Center anytime between 1 and 4 pm to participate in art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project is offered every month, led by VMFA Youth Studio staff and volunteers.  (For groups of eight or more children, please email youthstudio@vmfa.museum.)
Free, no registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.