Family Programs

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
Free, no registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Celebrate African and African American Art: Culture King

Sat, Jun 11, 11 am–3 pm | VMFA

Join us in celebrating the opening of the special exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. Through art activities, demonstrations, and participatory performances, celebrate and discover African and African American art and cultural identities. Participants will also receive complimentary admission to the exhibition thanks to a sponsorship from Richmond (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.

Free, no tickets required.

[F10] Fantastic Fabric

Fri, May 13,  5 – 7 pm | Art Education Center
Mary Swezey
Recommended for children ages 5 – 12 | Produce your own wearable art and accessories by painting and adorning canvas totes, aprons, and other fun accessories.
$20 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $18)