3 in 30: American Land, American People

Tue, Nov 3 | 11:00–11:30 am

Gallery Program (VIRTUAL)

This virtual gallery program will highlight three works from the ongoing American Land, American People installation in the American gallery. Works by three different Native American artists will be discussed in terms of how they expand under-recognized narratives in American history and counter misinterpretations of Native American culture.

Postponed – 3 in 30: George Bellows: Sport, Leisure, and Lithography

with Dr. Leo Mazow, J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art, VMFA

Thu, Aug 13 | 11–11:30 am

Thu, Aug 13 | 6:30–7:00pm


Due to inclement weather, this virtual event has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 13, 2020. Free, registration via Zoom required Thu, Aug 13 | 11–11:30 am Thu, Aug 13 | 6:30–7:00 pm Join Dr. Leo Mazow for a virtual look at the new exhibition, George Bellows: Sport, Leisure, and Lithography. Explore how the 19th century…

Virtual Family Day – ChinaFest: Year of the Metal Ox

Celebrate throughout the month of February

Welcome to VMFA’s VIRTUAL FAMILY DAY EVENT ChinaFest: Year of the Metal Ox Thank you for joining the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at VMFA’s Virtual ChinaFest Family Day! Learn about the Chinese New Year through activities inspired by works of art in VMFA’s collection, performances, virtual gallery exploration, and more! Generously Sponsored by Exploring…

Virtual Summer Breeze

with DJ Nobe

Friday, July 24, 7–8:30 pm

On YouTube

It’s Summertime! Join VMFA for a virtual Summer Breeze featuring DJ Nobe on the spin LIVE and fun giveaways, too! Grab a drink and enjoy. Dancing is encouraged. See the Live Stream below or on YouTube on Friday, July 24, 7–8:30 pm. Upcoming Performances: Friday, Aug 28 DJ Blendmaster 7–8:30 pm, Live Streaming on YouTube…

3 in 30: Confluence of Cultures: Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Tue, Sept 8

11:00 – 11:30 am

6:30 – 7:00 pm

Gallery Program (VIRTUAL)

Tue, Sept 8, 11–11:30 am Tue, Sept 8, 6:30 -7:30pm Virtual Free, registration via Zoom required Join Courtney Morano, as she explores the influence Egyptian art and culture had on Greece and Rome. How did religious practices adapt and change during hundreds of years of close contact between these three great civilizations? How did traditions…

Photo: Jérôme Delafosse © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

Member Preview: Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Wed, July 1, 2020 | 10 am–9 pm

Thu, July 2, 2020 | 10 am–9 pm

Fri, July 3, 2020 | 10 am–9 pm

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Dive into one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities. The exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see treasures recovered from two powerful ancient Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean more than a thousand years ago.…

Virtual Artist Talk: Odili Donald Odita

with Odili Donald Odita

Thu, Mar 4 | 6:30–7:30pm

Procession, a dynamic mural of colorful lines, complex patterns and striations that bend and illuminate the architecture of the VMFA’s Cochrane Atrium, was completed last August. Join the artist on Thursday, March 4 to discover more about the work including its ties to the museum’s permanent collection. Photo © Jide Alakija Odili Donald Odita (b.…

3 in 30: Shared Artistic Roots

Tue, July 7 | 11–11:30 am

Tue, July 7 | 6:30–7:30pm


There are a number of things that set Southern artists apart from anyone else,” said photographer Sally Mann regarding her relationship with painter Cy Twombly. Join Jeffrey Allison, Manager of Statewide Programs, and explore Twombly and Mann’s deep connection to the place where they lived and created their art.

James River Short Films Showcase

Jan 29, 2021 | 6:30–9:00 pm


Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2021 James River Short Film Showcase Awards screening scheduled for January 29, 2021, at VMFA will be presented online. The films selected as finalists will be available on the James River Film Society website https://www.jamesriverfilm.org/ on January 29 at no charge. Awards judge, filmmaker Jeff Roll, will announce the winners and divide approximately…

Agora Film Showing

with Dr. Peter Schertz, Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art, VMFA, in conversation with VIDA WILLIAMS, Data Scientist, Singlestone & Program Chair, CodeVA

Sun, Jun 14, 2020 | 1–4 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

In Alexandria, Egypt, AD 391, Hypatia—one of the earliest female mathematicians, astronomers, and philosophers—is caught up in society’s upheavals: the rise of Christianity as a political force, religious conflict, and threats to institutions of higher learning. Hypatia’s student Orestes is in love with her as is her personal servant. Hypatia only interests are the movement of…