How… do you weave a basket?

with Jeremy Frey, Artist

Thu, Oct 12, 11 am - Noon

Reynolds Lecture Hall

Discover the art of basket weaving with Jeremy Frey, who is known for his unique designs and his use of traditional and contemporary materials. Frey, who is featured in the special exhibition Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present, is of the Passamaquoddy people, who are based along the Passamaquoddy Bay…

VCU Southern Film Festival: My Cousin Vinny with Special Guest Raynor Scheine

Sep 8 6:30-9:15 pm

Cheek Theater

Screening Southern Justice: My Cousin Vinny (1992—25th Anniversary; 120 min) R Rated In this clever comedy, two New York college kids are accused of a crime in the deep south. Their only hope is their cousin—-a sarcastic Brooklyn lawyer who has no clue of genteel Southern manners and rules. Joe Pesci stars. Marisa Tomei won…

College Night: Connect

with artists Virgil Ortiz and Molly Murphy Adams

Thu, Oct 12 6–8 pm

Marble Hall, Galleries and special exhibition

Look, explore, and create at VMFA College Night: With artists Virgil Ortiz and Molly Murphy Adams! College Night: Connect. Join members of the College Advisory Council for VMFA College Night. Meet artists Molly Murphy Adams and Virgil Ortiz and view their work in the special exhibition, Hear My Voice Native American Art Past and Present;…

3 in 30 Gallery Program: Making the Mythic Tangible

with Dr. Johanna Minich, Assistant Curator of Native American

Tue, Oct 3, 11–11:30 am or
Thu, Oct 5, 6:30–7 pm

Visitor Services

Join Dr. Johanna Minich, Assistant Curator of Native American, while they examine three objects that illustrate long-surviving stories from three different Native groups that have survived from prehistory to the present day. Free, no tickets required.

How… do you turn a sketch into a garment?

with with Johann Stegmeir, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, University of Richmond

Wed, Jul 26 11am-noon

Reynolds Lecture Hall

Yves Saint Laurent was the first couturier, or creator of one-of-kind garments, to revolutionize his designs and business by creating “rive-gauche” or ready-to-wear pieces. Explore how he made this possible by watching Johann Stegmeir take an idea and turn it into a wearable garment using two different construction processes: patterning and draping. This program is…

Mostly Mozart

Fri Jun 30, 7-8:30 pm

Marble Hall

An evening with a 40 member orchestra and chorus performing the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart… Mostly.

Dance After Work

with Zydeco Swing

Jun 16 6-8:30 pm


Join instructor Talia Moser of “Louisiana Dance Hall” in the Atrium for a night of dancing, music and fun!

Visiting Artist Workshop – Zulu Beadwork with Hlengiwe Dube

1 session, Sat, Jun 3, 10 am-4 pm with lunch break

Studio School, 2nd floor

Learn about the traditions, meanings and techniques of Zulu bead work from South African artist, collector, and curator Hlengiwe Dube.  Students will be shown examples of traditional bead work and learn simple methods of designing, bead stringing and finishing techniques. Participants will make a bracelet or pair of earrings. All materials will be provided in…

Conversation: Diversity in Fashion

with Bethann Hardison and Dr. Lauranett Lee, independent historian

Thu, Jun 15 6:30-7:30pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Model, agent and activist Bethann Hardison will discuss diversity in the fashion industry and Yves Saint Laurent’s role in bringing awareness to the representation of people of color within the industry. This program is inspired by the special exhibition Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style.  

Celebrate the Life and Work of Benjamin Wigfall

with Dr. Sarah Eckhardt VMFA’s Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Linda J. Holmes writer, independent scholar, and curator

Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 6 pm

Robinson Theater | 2903 Q St, Richmond, VA 23223

Born in Richmond, Benjamin Leroy Wigfall (America, 1930-2017) grew up in Church Hill. After taking classes at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as a high school student, he attended Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), with partial funding provided by VMFA fellowships. During the program, Eckhardt and Holmes will show videos of interviews with Wigfall…