Art Meets Literature : An Undying Love Affair

Fri, Oct 18 | 6–8 pm

Marble Hall

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are pleased to announce the winner of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. The judges selected Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler – Five Painters and the Movement That…

Navratri Celebration

Fri, Oct 18 | 6–8pm


The Navratri Celebration is an annual festival in India that celebrates the female deities of Hinduism. VMFA welcomes those who attend, strangers interested in learning, and the leaders of the event. This dance, performed in a circle, involves a small dowel which participants use to connect with one another as well as create rhythmic sound…

Ascend and Lead: A Women’s Empowerment Forum

Sat, Oct 19 | 10 am–3:30 pm, Doors open 9:30 am

Leslie Cheek Theater

Conversation and storytelling have informed and empowered women of color for generations. These same forms of communication are at the heart of a thought-provoking and inspiring leadership forum featuring panel discussions, reflections, and talks. The exciting lineup of leaders in the arts, education and policy, and business includes Kristen Cavallo, CEO, The Martin Agency; Linda…

Jazz Pianist Keiko Matsui With Saxophonist Marion Meadows

Sun, Oct 6 | Doors Open 2 pm, Show Time 3 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Presented by JS Affair, this special evening of live jazz takes place in VMFA’s Cheek Theater. Doors open at 2 pm. Tickets are available through VMFA members can purchase their discount tickets at For information, phone 804.510.9999 or 804.353.9180.

Pop-Up Meditation Session

Oct 11 | 11:30 am–12:00 pm

Sculpture Garden

Join The Innerwork Center and VMFA for a guided meditation and contemplation of a work of art in the Sculpture Garden.

3 in 30: Traditions renewed: Native artists working today

with Dr. Johanna Minich, Curator for Native American Art, VMFA

Tue, Nov 5 | 11:00–11:30 am

Meet at Visitor Services

The term Native America calls to mind a point in this country’s past; a bygone era where indigenous Americans were seen as obstacles to the realization of the Euro-American dream. Far from disappearing into the past, today’s indigenous artists are actively writing new chapters of their story while revising the old ones. Working in what…

Public Unveiling of Sculpture by Kehinde Wiley and Celebration Reception

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

3:30–4:30 pm Public Unveiling | Mary Morton Parsons Plaza

4:30–6:30 pm Celebration Reception | Cochrane Atrium

Free & Open to the Public “And today we say yes to something that looks like us. We say yes to inclusivity. We say yes to broader notions of what it means to be an American.” —Kehinde Wiley Be one of the first in Richmond to see Kehinde Wiley’s Rumors of War at its unveiling…

ChinaFest: Year of the Metal Rat

Sat, Feb 6, 2020 | 10 am–4:30 pm

VMFA, Museum-wide

Join VMFA in a celebration of the Lunar New Year and ChinaFest: Year of the Metal Rat! Explore Chinese art and culture through art-making activities, demonstrations, and performances. Create your own lion dance-inspired mask and create a Tao Tie-inspired paper vessel. Watch the dynamic Lion Dance, beautiful performances by Yu Dance Arts, and so much…

Hopper Hotel Experience

*ALL PACKAGES ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT* VMFA Invites You to Check In! You Must Be Age 21+ to Make a Reservation. Overnight stays are available on select nights. Limited availability. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has designed an art experience unlike any other. By simulating the setting in Edward Hopper’s painting Western Motel, VMFA…

Volunteer Tour Guide Information Sessions

Sat, Aug 24, 2019 | Noon–2 pm | Pauley Center Parlor

Fri, Aug 30, 2019 | 6–8 pm | Claiborne Robertson Room

VMFA will begin accepting applications to become a Volunteer Tour Guide (the position formerly known as “Docent”) beginning Monday, July 22, 2019 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. For this recruitment, Tour Guides will (initially) be trained to tour an upcoming special exhibition titled Egypt: Sunken Cities (on view May 2020-January 2021). Please read through the…