3 in 30: Aesthetics of the African American South

with Izzie Fuqua, Adult Programs Coordinator

Tue, Sep 3 | 11–11:30 am

Thu, Sep 5 | 6:30-7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services

Explore assemblages and collages in the special exhibition, Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South, and discover the artists inspiration for their work.

The Geography of Meaning and Aesthetics in African American Art of the South

with Ramona Austin, Senior Curator, The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

Tues, Jul 16 | 1–2:30 pm

Conference Suite & Galleries

This class examines how landscape has influenced meaning and aesthetics in African American art of the South, and how place influences aesthetics and the “mapping” of expressive work as part of an African diasporic tradition in the Americas. This one-session class will include a tour with the instructor of the special exhibition Cosmologies from the…

Awaken Community Events

To celebrate meditation month in May and the opening of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, VMFA is inviting Richmond residents to participate in citywide events to promote mindfulness and generosity. From now through Aug., Virginians will have the opportunity to participate in events such as yoga and meditation at the museum, scavenger hunts…

3 in 30: On the Road Again

Tue, Jan 7 | 11–11:30 am

Thu, Jan 9 | 6:30–7 pm

Meet at visitor services

Join Director of Education, Celeste Fetta, for a tour that highlights three works of art in the permanent collection that connect to the special exhibition, Edward Hopper and the American Hotel.

The Alchemy of Pots & Prints # 14 Reception

Apr 26, 2019, 5–7 pm

Studio School Gallery

Celebrate the work of talented local artists at the opening reception for the Studio School exhibition, The Alchemy of Pots & Prints # 14

Curating and Conserving Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye

Wed, Apr 24, 11 am–12 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Join Dr. Colleen Yarger, Curatorial Assistant for European Art and the Mellon Collections, Interim Head of the Department for European Art and exhibition co-curator, and VMFA Paper Conservation Technicians, Heather Emerson and Heather Godlewski as they discuss the collaborative efforts to create, conserve and prepare a large-scale works on paper exhibition.

Girls For A Change 2019 Black Girl Showcase

Sat, May 18 | 12:30–3 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Girls For A Change presents the 2019 annual showcase which celebrates and presents projects developed by this year’s Girl Action Teams with a focus on social justice, challenges in the girls’ communities, and designing and implementing creative solutions. The event will be emceed by Coach Nickey, who has been working with the middle and high…

Artist-in-Residence Program: Tsherin Sherpa

Tue, May 14 | 11 am–1 pm & 2–4 pm

Thu, May 16 | 2–4 pm & 5–7 pm

Fri, May 17 | 11 am–1 pm & 2–4 pm

Conversation: Thangka Paintings - Wed, May 15 | 11 am–noon

VMFA will host contemporary artist Tsherin Sherpa for a week of artist demonstrations and discussions. Join the artist to observe his practice and discuss his artistic technique. Three of Sherpa’s work are featured in the special exhibition, Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment. Photo courtesy of the artist Artist Demonstrations with Tsherin Sherpa Tue,…

Celebrate the Art of Latin America: Patagonia

Sat, Sept. 14, 2019 11 am–3 pm Free. No tickets or reservations required. Performances Miramar with Rosette String Quartet Leslie Cheek Theater, Level L Enjoy the rhythmic bolero music of Miramar, started by members of the salsa band Bio Ritmo, Rei Alvarez and Marlysse Simmons and bossa nova vocalist Laura Ann Singh. The slow to…

Celebrate African and African American Art: Mali

Sat, June 8, 2019 | 11 am–3 pm

Join VMFA to celebrate the music, artistic traditions, and culture of Mali. Enjoy storytelling, dancing, performances by musician Cheick Hamala Diabate, and so much more. Participate in collaborative hands-on art making projects and create your own pieces inspired by jewelry, masks, and textiles from Mali. Event Schedule Performances & Presentations Please note scheduled times below…