Pi Day Online Movie Conversation

Sun, Mar 14, 2021 | 1–2pm

Virtual Program

Join Dr. Peter Schertz, Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art, VMFA, and Vida Williams, Data Scientist, Singlestone & Program Chair, CodeVA, for a Pi Day conversation about the celebrated 2009 movie Agora starring Rachel Weisz as Hypatia–one of the earliest female mathematicians, astronomers, and philosophers. Within a week prior to Pi Day,…

Black History Month 2021

Month of February 2021

Explore the museum’s growing collection of African American art, and take part in virtual experiences that celebrate African American artists, the stories they tell, and the depth and breadth of the museum’s collection. To adapt to ongoing safety concerns related to COVID-19, most of our programs have been reimagined as virtual experiences. Studio classes will…

Virginia Arcadia Member Preview

Feb 5, 2021 | 10 am – 9 pm, 30 minute visits

Evans Court

VMFA presents Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art. Explore the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley’s breathtaking centerpiece—a towering, primeval witness to human history and timeless muse. The free exhibition examines its image in paintings, prints, decorative arts, photography and…

RVA Community Makers 2021

Wed, Feb 24 | 6–7 pm

Live on Facebook

See the program for the event! RVA Community Makers returns for the third year with a new mixed-media public art mural at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that celebrates Richmond-area artists. In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Culture (opens May 22), this year’s project…

Virtual African American Read-In for Families 2021

Feb 1–28, 2021

Virtual Gallery Program

To adapt to ongoing safety concerns related to COVID-19, VMFA will host this year’s AARI event virtually with prerecorded videos of community readers and educators presenting on our website. This program celebrates children’s literature and art created by African and African American artists. Experience works from the permanent collection by watching engaging videos that will…

Virtual African American Read-In 2021

VIRTUAL GALLERY PROGRAM | African American Read-In Day 1 Thu, Feb 4 | 6–7 pm Free, Zoom registration required Procession, 2020, Odili Donald Odita, (American, born Nigeria 1966), acrylic latex matte/flat wall paint, acrylic soft gel medium, varnish. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund Literature and fine arts come…

Sunken Cities Lecture Series

Egypt and Kush: Superpowers of the Nile Valley with Dr. Caroline M. Rocheleau, Egyptologist & Curator of Ancient Art, Project Director, Bacchus Conservation Project, North Carolina Museum of Art Fri, Sep 25, 2020 | 6:30–7:30 pm Join Nubiologist/Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau as she explores the complex relationship between the two superpowers of the ancient Nile Valley.…

Photo: Jérôme Delafosse © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

Member Appreciation Nights: Sunken Cities: Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Every Wednesday, Starting Sep 16 | 5–9 pm

Beginning Sep 16, Enjoy a series of special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities on a night of members-only access to the exhibition. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week, and dual-cardholder members may reserve two free guest tickets to the exhibition. Dive…

Teen Stylin’ 2021: Tempo

May 2–June 6, 2021

West Rock Art Education Center

On view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this exhibition features designer renderings and garments created by 42 Virginia students, in grades six through twelve, who participated in the May 2, 2021, Teen Stylin’: Tempo Runway Show. The works in this exhibition include the winning garments in these categories: Best in Show, Best Use…

Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, VA, from "Album of Virginia,” 1858, Edward Beyer (German, active in United States, ca. 1820–65). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginiana Fund

Curator’s Opening Talk – Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art

with Dr. Christopher Oliver, Assistant Curator of American Art and exhibition curator

Fri, Feb 5 | 6:30–7:30 pm

One of the most famous and frequently depicted sites in American landscape art of the 19th century, the Natural Bridge of Virginia was rendered by some of the nation’s preeminent artists, including Frederic Church, David Johnson, and Edward Hicks. Christopher Oliver will discuss the major themes associated with the site and share some highlights of…