American Indian Film Double-Feature

Nov 16, 2017

Cheek Theater

A Pre-Event to the Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival, Nov 17–19, at the Byrd Theater, Carytown Independent Indigenous Cinema 3:00–5:00 pm Dylan McLaughlin’s This is a Stereotype (2014; 40 min) and other selected shorts. This is a Stereotype is an artistic narrative about the possible causes and effects surrounding Indigenous identity with the intention to socially…

Shelley Jones – Virginia Fiber Work Artist

Thursday, Nov 16 – Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 11 am-7pm on Thursday and Friday; 5pm on Saturday


With a background in graphic arts and social work, Shelley Jones exhibits her work nationally and has taught at various venues in Virginia for more than 10 years. She works primarily with felt, glass beads, and fine silver, favoring color and playfulness in her creations which include jewelry and decorative objects.. In the past 4…

Lily Snow Boykin – Virginia Ceramics Artist

Thursday, Nov 16 – Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 11 am-7pm on Thursday and Friday; 5pm on Saturday


Lily Snow Boykin’s work reflects the imageries influenced by her Japanese heritage, as well as the environment which surrounds her – extremely visual and tactile; simplistic yet complex. She experiments with a vast range of designs, textures, glaze application, and firings while throwing, carving and incorporating hand-building. Her vessels are created by manipulating contrasting colors,…

VMFA Book Club: The Learning Tree

Thu, Oct 13, 5:30–6:30 pm

Conference Room 1

VMFA Book Club Using books about artists or works of art currently on view at VMFA to pique curiosity and open discussions, VMFA Book Club explores these specific works of art as well as the setting and period surrounding the art. Reading the book is helpful but not required. The VMFA Shop stocks a limited…

Celebrate Native American Art

Oct 14, 2017 | 11 am-3 pm

Join VMFA in a Family Day celebration of Native American art and culture inspired by the special exhibition Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present. Explore connections with the natural world and indigenous American identities through art activities, such as basket weaving and pottery. View demonstrations by renowned artists Molly Murphy…

Fashion in Flowers Luncheon

Oct 27, 12:00 pm

Marble Hall

The VMFA Council and the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising of Virginia Commonwealth University present their fifth Flowers in Fashion. A three course luncheon will be followed by a collection of student designed and modeled attire from casual to evening gowns.

Dee Antil – Virginia Jewelry Artist Trunk Show

Thu–Sat, Nov 10–11, 12–7 pm & Sat, Nov 12, 12–4 pm


Dee Antil uses the finest gemstones and metals to design and create unique, wearable art. As one of the most respected jewelry makers on the east coast, Dee’s work can be found in private collections across the country, including those of ABC news anchor Robin Roberts and Syracuse news anchor Maureen Green. Dee is a…

Hear My Voice Artist Panel

with Molly Murphy Adams, Jeremy Frey, and Virgil Ortiz in conversation with Dr. Johanna Minich, Exhibition Curator and Consulting Curator for the Native American Collection, VMFA

Fri, Oct 13, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

This conversation will feature three artists whose work is in the exhibition Hear My Voice: Native American Art Past and Present. Topics for discussion will include what these contemporary Native artists see as their role in society today with special consideration of Native communities, and how these artists merge traditional and contemporary ideas and techniques.…

Friday Night Art & Wine…plus Fashion & Music with Kelli Lemon and DJ Shanel

Jun 9, 5:30-8:00 pm

Pauley Patio and Sculpture Garden

VMFA is providing cool music for dancing or listening to; it is a party in the sculpture garden with half-price wine and beer with Kelli Lemon and DJ Shanel. Buy one, get one! Friday, June 9, 2017; 5-9pm Enjoy our normal half-off pricing for wine and beer plus Buy One Get One (BOGO) tickets to…

Gordon Parks Mini Film Festival

Thu, Oct 13 & Oct 14

Leslie Cheek Theater

Explore the accomplishments of Gordon Parks in the art of the moving image! Three major films directed by Parks will be shown over the course of this two-day event. This festival is inspired by Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott.