Rumors of War: One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Dec 10–12 | See individual event details for times

Join VMFA for outdoor and virtual celebrations marking the one-year anniversary of the 2019 unveiling of Kehinde Wiley’s Rumors of War. As we approach the close of 2020, an unprecedented and unpredictable year, let’s pay tribute to the sculpture’s power, beauty, and prophetic relevance, reflecting on all that unfolded in our city and the nation…

3 in 30 PLUS: Was There Race in the Greek and Roman World?

with Dr. Peter Schertz, Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art with Dr. Patrice Rankine, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences & Professor of Classics, University of Richmond

Tue, Jan 12 | 11 am–noon


Explore how the Greeks and Romans viewed Africa through the life and writings of the Apuleius, author of the ancient Roman novel The Golden Ass and other writings. Drs. Peter Schertz and Patrice Rankine will discuss Apuleius’ pride in his North African heritage and the connections between the diversity of the ancient Mediterranean world and its art and literature.…

Virtual Meditation Session | Annabeth Rosen: Fables

Mon, Dec 7 | 11 am–noon

Join The Innerwork Center and VMFA for a virtual, guided meditation session and contemplation of work featured in the current exhibition Annabeth Rosen: Fables. Amanda Lynch, MA, CTP-E, is a writer and career educator specializing in Self-Care, Mindfulness-Based Trauma-Informed Practices, and Restorative Justice. She will be joined by Izzie Fuqua, VMFA’s Adult Programs Coordinator, for…

3 in 30: Recent Acquisitions for the Department of Decorative Arts, 1890 to the Present

Mar 2 | 11–11:30am

Gallery Program (VIRTUAL)

Join Barry Shifman, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator for the Decorative Arts, 1890 to the Present, for a review of recently acquired Art Nouveau masterpieces, including a jeweled and enamel choker by Philippe Wolfers, a silver tureen by Faberge, and a French stoneware wall basin, which strengthened the collection.

Pocahontas Reframed Virtual Film Festival

Nov 20–22, 2020

Online Presentation

Reserve your ticket for the 4th Annual Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival and you’ll be able to log in and watch this year’s films at any time during the weekend from the comfort and safety of your home. The Festival, now a VMFA partner, stems from a passion and desire for indigenous languages, cultures, and societies…

3 in 30: Pass it On: Artists as Teachers

Tue, Dec 8, 11 am-11:30 am

Virtual Gallery Program

Have you ever thought about how artists affect the next generation? Robert Henri gave this advice in The Art Spirit: “Be game–take a chance. . . . Go forward with what you have to say, expressing things as you see them. You are new evidence, fresh and young. Your work, the spirit of youth, you…

Member Mornings – Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Nov 2, 2020 & Jan 4, 2021 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Members will have exclusive access to the museum on select mornings to enjoy and engage with the VMFA collection and special exhibitions during a time when the museum is not open to the public. Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We encourage you to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights.…

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Sat, Feb 6, 2021 | Virtual event begins at 10 am


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Dance After Work

Friday, August 21, 2020 | Tango & Salsa Sessions begin at 7 and 7:30 pm Join VMFA and the professional dancers with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios live from their studio in Midlothian for a free group dance class. This lesson teaches some basics of Tango and Salsa. Register free for the zoom session or tune in…

Virtual Symposium – The Kamoinge Workshop: Collaboration, Community and Photography

Virtual Presentation

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in partnership with VCU School of the Arts and ICA, VCU, is hosting a symposium in conjunction with the special exhibition, Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop. Join the museum weekly for panel discussions with Kamoinge artists and scholars to contextualize and address Kamoinge’s role in the history of 20th-century photography,…