How… do you mosaic?

with Jenni Kirby

Tue, Aug 6, 11 am–noon

Reynolds Lecture Hall

Mosaics are an ancient art form used to decorate buildings and using a variety of materials like colored stones, shells and pieces of ivory. Join professional artist Jenni Kirby for a demonstration of the minute and exact technique of a mosaic artist.

26th James River Film Festival

Thurs, Mar 14 | 6:30–9 pm

Sat, Mar 16 | 10:30 am–2:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Thurs, Mar 14 | 6:30–9 pm Hosting the Very Best of Rural Route Film Festival After the success of the 2016 series, VMFA and the James River Film Society are now presenting the latest edition of Rural Route Films covering 2017-2018. This is an international showcase that takes the road less travelled featuring films in…

Quill Theatre Presents: Pride and Prejudice

Leslie Cheek Theater

Quill Theatre returns with “Pride and Prejudice”. In their words, “Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and the clock is ticking. When the wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley arrives in town, Mrs. Bennet sees a perfect match for her beautiful daughter Jane. Mr. Bingley is not alone, however, and the combustible chemistry between the…

Oliver White Hill Social Justice Short Film Competition: Face the dawn not the setting sun

Fri, Feb 22, 6:30–8:00 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

The Oliver White Hill Sr. Foundation presents a screening of the winning entries from its first film competition. Filmmakers from student through professional were invited to create short films that highlight the life and legacy of Virginia Civil Rights Attorney and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Oliver White Hill, Sr. and address issues of equality,…

Hollar 101

with With Dr. Colleen Yarger, Curator Curatorial Assistant for European Art and the Mellon Collections & Interim Head of the Department for European Art and exhibition curator

Thu, Feb 14, 1–2:30pm

Thu, Feb 21, 1–2:30pm

Conference Center Suite & Galleries

Discover the art and life of 17th century print maker, Wenceslaus Hollar who contributed to a culture of curiosity and showcased that interest through his art touching on themes of science, nature, historical events, and geography. This class will provide an overview of the artist and include a tour of the exhibition with the curator.…

Film: Black is the Color

Tue, Feb 12, 1–2:15 pm

Tue, Feb 19, 1–2:15 pm

Tue, Feb 26, 1–2:15 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

This recent film is a comprehensive survey of great work by African American artists who for so long encountered barriers in the mainstream art world. In it, key artists such as Edmonia Lewis, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Jean-Michel Basquiat are highlighted. Art historians and gallery owners place the works in context—juxtaposing…

African American Read-in

Thu, Feb 21, 5:30–7:30 pm

Galleries, meet in the Atrium

Literature and fine art come together in African American Read In (AARI) at VMFA. See and hear notable figures from the greater Richmond community as they lend their voices in prose and poetry readings throughout the galleries. In this powerful display of storytelling, experience evocative and poignant pairings of works by African American artists and…

Black History Month

The Month of February 2019

Throughout the Museum

Celebrate Black History Month with VMFA! This month the museum will be featuring a number of events to highlight the heritage, culture and art of African Americans. In the galleries, be sure to view African American art in the museum’s permanent collection visit the exhibitions, Patience and Perserverance: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume 4 and…

Family African American Read-In

Sat, Feb 23, 11 am–noon

Meet at Visitor Services

The Family African American Read Read-In celebrates children’s literature and art created by African and African American artists. Experience these works with your children through discussion, music, movement, and enrichment activities. (Intended audience: children ages 2 1/2–8 years; everyone is welcome). Please gather in the Atrium for introductions and an opening reading with Secretary of…

RVA Community Makers 2019 – Hamilton Glass

Richmond artist Hamilton Glass is bringing one of his signature community mural painting events to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The project offers the community a chance to come together to celebrate eight local African American leaders. For this project, Glass will design a portable mural on eight four by four feet panels. Each…