Open Studio Sunday: The Artist’s Palate

Sun, Sep 4, noon–4 pm

MWV Art Education Center & Atrium

Celebrate the opening of newest Teaching Gallery exhibition: The Artist’s Palate! Discover how artists use food as the main ingredient for inspiration, expand Open Studio with two art activities, and enjoy refreshments in the Atrium. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Artist’s Palate is generously supported by  

2016 Teacher Open House: Inspired by Kehinde Wiley

Fri, Sep 2, 5:30–7:30 pm

Marble Hall and Museum Galleries

The 2016 Teacher Open House: Inspired by Kehinde Wiley provides teachers with an opportunity to gather information about VMFA programs and resources. Light refreshments will be offered as teachers join colleagues to snap Wiley-inspired selfies; enjoy selected gallery tours; and make Spirograph designs. Participants must present a hard-copy ticket or e-ticket at the check-in tables in…

Celebrate Latin American Art: Central America

Sat, Sep 17 2016, 11 am–3 pm


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VMFA Book Club – Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects & Intimacy

Thu, Sep 1, 5:30–7 pm

Conference Room 1

The author, who is primarily a poet, meditates on painting and the history of the everyday objects in our lives. Part memoir, part essay, he asserts that still life paintings are more complex than they first seem. Why, after hundreds of years, do we still appreciate their beauty and intimacy? The artist is long gone,…

Behind the Scenes: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

with Eugenie Tsai, Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art

Fri, Aug 26, 6:30–7:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Join Dr. Eugenie Tsai for an in-depth look at the special exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, a retrospective of the contemporary artist at the height of his career. Dr. Tsai, the curator of the exhibition, will discuss the selection and presentation of nearly 60 works, including sculpture, stained-glass panels and oil paintings which together,…

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

Fri, Aug 12, 6:30–8:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

This PBS documentary presents an intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most intriguing artists. The program studies and challenges the definition of beauty while discussing the correlation between fashion and art. The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A led by three guest commentators.  This program is inspired by the special exhibition, Kehinde Wiley:…

3 in 30: Now Hear This! Sounds and Silence in American Art

with Dr. Leo Mazow

May 2 & May 4 - 11am & 6:30pm

Meet at Visitor Services Desk

With Dr. Leo Mazow, Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator and Head of the Department of American Art Appeal to your sense of sound and join Dr. Leo Mazow in exploring three works of art from the American Art collection that depict or hint at making sounds by including musical instruments and other objects.

Artist Talk: Kehinde Wiley

Fri, Jun 10, 6–7 pm
$15 | $12 VMFA members & students with valid ID

Leslie Cheek Theater

Join contemporary artist and subject of the current retrospective Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic as he talks about his career and creative process. Ticket includes admission to the exhibition during the Fri, Jun 10 member preview.