Willem van Heythuysen (Detail), 2006, Kehinde Wiley, (American, b. 1977), oil on canvas, 96 x 72 in. (243.84 x 182.88 cm). Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund

Get Tickets

Cost: $8 ($5 VMFA members)

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

Fri, Aug 12, 6:30–8:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

This PBS documentary presents an intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most intriguing artists. The program studies and challenges the definition of beauty while discussing the correlation between fashion and art. The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A led by three guest commentators.  This program is inspired by the special exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.


Dr. Andrea Douglas, Executive Director at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Charlottesville

Diego Sanchez, Painter and Chair of the Art Department at St. Catherine’s School, Richmond

Sukenya Best, Painter and Fine Arts Instructor, Virginia Union University, Richmond