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2017 Historic Garden Week

Garden Week Events

Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.”

Click here to learn more about Historic Garden Week.

 VMFA Grounds Tours

Celebrate Historic Garden Week by exploring the rich history and architecture of the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

  • Sun, April 23rd at 2 pm
  • Thurs, April 27th at 2 pm
  • Tues, April 25th at 11 am

Meet at Visitor Services Desk
Free, no registration required – Subject to docent availability

Trunk Shows

The VMFA Shop is committed to showcasing Virginia artisans’ work. In addition to offering the work of up to 40 of these artisans in the Shop at any given time, we also feature them in our Trunk Shows, where you’ll find the finest one-of-kind jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood-turned and carved items, scarves, handbags, leather goods, accessories, home décor, and more.

Additional Programs

Artist Talk: Jaume Plensa
Thu, Apr 27, 6:30–7:30 pm
Leslie Cheek Theater
Discover the museum’s newest addition to the Robins Sculpture Garden–a work by the internationally renowned Spanish sculptor, Jaume Plensa, who specializes in large-scale outdoor artworks.

Unveiling of Chloe | 5:45 pm

E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden
Free, no tickets required.

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Garden Party

Challenge yourself and your friends, while learning how nature has affected art through the centuries. (Designed for groups of up to 45 people)

Scavenger Hunt Flyer

See Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts Collection Like Never Before

After an international tour, VMFA’s renowned collection of Fabergé returns to the museum. Five new galleries have been prepared to showcase 280 Fabergé objects and other Russian decorative arts. The galleries feature both innovative displays and a range of interactive components designed to inform, engage, and delight.


The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger

Artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger transformed 20th-century fashion with his sculptural designs for vibrant and whimsical jewelry and accessories inspired by nature. From crafting costume jewelry for designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930s Paris to heading his own private salon at New York’s Tiffany & Co.