VMFA x Chilalay Pop-Up at Summer Breeze

Fri, Sep 23, 2022 | 5–9 pm

Robins Sculpture Garden

Join us in the Robins Sculpture Garden to celebrate the end of summer and be the first to shop the latest VMFA x Chilalay capsule collection. Grab a drink, shop, and dance to the sounds of Shanel the DJ and Markus Gold. Enjoy free admission to the exhibition Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits. VMFA’s After 5 Fridays…

Mandala Offerings and Wish-Fulfillment Ceremony

Thu, Sep 15, 2022 | 6–7:15 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Leslie Cheek Theater | 6–6:30 pm Robins Sculpture Garden | 6:40–7:15 pm Join artist Tsherin Sherpa and Dr. John Henry Rice, curator of Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits, for a special conversation and participatory ceremony. Hear more about Sherpa’s inspirations for his sculptural installation Wish-Fulfilling Tree—including Tibetan Buddhist offering mandalas. Masks are required in the Cheek Theater.…

Music in the Galleries

with the Richmond Symphony

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 | 7–8 pm

Marble Hall

Experience works of art in VMFA’s galleries as the Richmond Symphony serenades your visit with a live performance. This program is a collaboration between VMFA and the Richmond Symphony.

Celebrate the Art of Latin America: El Salvador Virtual Family Day

Sep 10, 2022 | 11 am–3 pm


Join us at VMFA and celebrate the art and culture of Latin America as we explore El Salvador! Families are invited to participate in the rich, artistic traditions of Latin America through art activities, workshops, collaborative projects, performances, and more. Generously Sponsored by:

A still from the Bollywood movie, Billu

Bollywood Movie as Chosen by Tsherin Sherpa!

Fri, Aug 12, 6:30–9 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

This film was selected for VMFA by the contemporary Tibetan American artist whose works are now on view in the exhibition Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits. Billu Barber: A dashing mega-movie star (Shah Rukh Khan) comes to a small village to make a film. When rumors spread that Billu (Irrfan Khan), a poor haircutter, was the star’s pal…

A visitor snaps a photo of Tsherin Sherpa's Wish-Fulfilling Tree during a Member Preview event.

Wish-Fulfilling Tree Meditation Session

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 | 6–7 pm

Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits Exhibition, Evans Court Gallery

This event has sold out. Join Korantema Pierce Williams, Mindfulness Educator and MBSR Consultant, for a mindful movement and meditative contemplation of the Wish-Fulfilling Tree. This experience invites participants into individual exploration of the sacred and secular practice within their body, mind, and the work.

Dancers perform at a previous Family Day event

Celebrate African and African American Art: Global Community

Sat, Jun 11, 2022 | 11 am–3 pm

VMFA | museum-wide

Join us for a celebration of African and African American art, culture, and traditions! Create art inspired by pieces in VMFA’s collection that reflect the international reach and influence that artists and cultures have had over the years. Enjoy performances and dance workshops by Elegba Folklore Society, DJ Mikemetic and Khalid Thompson, Kevin LaMarr Jones,…

Intersecting History: Community Conversation feat. Michael Paul Williams & Museum Crawl

Sun, Jul 31, 10 am–5 pm | Crawl begins at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts OR American Civil War Museum

Sun, Jul 31, 10 am–5 pm | Crawl begins at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts OR American Civil War Museum

This two-day event features a coalition of museums and community historians who seek to converge diverse histories to form a more just and inclusive public memory in an increasingly polarized society. This year, for the first time, a Community Conversation will precede the Museum Crawl. On Friday, July 29, at 6 pm, Richmond’s own longtime…