3 in 30: André Kertész

with Frank Saunders, Administrative Assistant for the Studio School and Photography Collection Educator

Tue, Jun 7, 11–11:30 am & Thu, Jun 9, 6:30–7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services Desk

Hungarian born photographer André Kertész was a renowned flaneur, an idle but observant man of the street. His street photographs, interiors and portraits are poetic and timeless, making him arguably one of the greatest photographers of everyday life. This 3 in 30 will explore the visual language that makes his images so universally appealing.

Celebrate African & African American Art: Adornment

Jun 10, 2017 | 11 am–3 pm

Come to VMFA for this year’s Family Day celebration of African and African American arts and culture. Explore the theme of “adornment” through artwork in VMFA’s collection and enjoy artist demonstrations, performances by the Elegba Folklore Society, and music with DJ Mikemetic. Participate in art activities, including Zulu-inspired jewelry making, and so much more! Event…

3 in 30: Cultural Crosscurrents in South Asian Portraiture

with Dr. John Henry Rice E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art

Tue, Aug 2, 11–11:30 am & Thu, Aug 4, 6:30–7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services Desk

Inspired by the painting The White Slave featured in the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, curator John Henry Rice will lead a gallery talk focusing on painted portraits in the museum’s South Asian collection. Such portraiture became widespread during the reign of the Mughals and was itself largely a product of foreign artistic ideas.…

Community Conversation: Casting Kehinde Wiley’s World Stage

with Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Richard Woodward, Curator of African Art, and Lanre Ajibola.

Thu, Jul 14, 6:30–8 pm

Reynolds Lecture Hall

View the short films World Stage: Haiti (22:37 minutes) and World Stage: France (18:53 minutes) which chronicles artist Kehinde Wiley as he embarks on a cultural exploration of different countries including Haiti, Morocco, Republic of Congo among others. Following the films, curators Dr. Sarah Eckhardt and Dr. Richard Woodward will be joined in conversation by…

3 in 30: The Trappings of Sporting Art

with Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Educator and Statewide Coordinator

Tue, Jul 5, 11–11:30 am & Thu, Jul 7, 6:30–7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services Desk

What could contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley have in common with a 19th-century painter of American thoroughbred horses? Join Jeffrey Allison, VMFA’s Paul Mellon Collection Educator, to explore three works in the Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art and discover the connections between the work of artist Edward Troye and Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.

VMFA Book Club: What the Body Remembers

Thu, Jun 30, 5:30–7 pm

New Location: Founders Conference Room

Set in India in the first half of the 20th century, this novel tells the tale of two Sikh women who are both married to the same man. Satya has been a loyal companion to her husband, so it is difficult when he takes the younger Roop as a second wife. As the women navigate…

Open Studio Plus

Sun, Aug 7, 1–4 pm

MWV Art Education Center & Atrium

Open Studio fun expands this Sunday! Stop by the MWV Art Education Center studios to make a Kehinde Wiley inspired art project, take a selfie at our portrait stand and join in hip-hop line dancing in the Atrium with Kemel Patton, local dance instructor and line dance aficionado.

Mother’s Day Featured Artist: Marla Rudnick

Fri & Sat, May 6 & 7, noon–4 pm


Woven with sterling, fine silver, and other non-ferrous metals, Marla Rudnick’s metalwork shows how knitting techniques can be integrated into functional jewelry. The artist combines fiber and metal techniques, incorporating weaving, forging, and freeform casting to create gorgeous jewelry and sculptures. The beauty of these pieces is enhanced by beads, freshwater pearls, and unique natural stones.…

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

May 20, 2017 - 11 am. - 1:30 pm.

Cheek Theater

Generations now have come to know and love Audrey Hepburn’s loopy but charming Holly Golightly, the song she sings: Moon River, the classic views of modern-era Manhattan, the fabled jewelry store Tiffany’s, and Cat. Enjoy the chance to view this classic story of life, love, and happiness in the big city on the big screen.…

Early Childhood Open Studio

Sat, Apr 16, 11 am–1 pm

MWV Art Education Center

Celebrate the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child™ at VMFA! In connection with this national event, VMFA will host an Open Studio session specially geared towards young children. Enjoy age-appropriate art projects, parachute games, sensory activities, and free play in the classroom! This event is sure to…