3 in 30: Cats

with Izzie Fuqua, Adult Programs Coordinator

Tue, Nov 7 11-11:30 am
Thu, Nov 9 6:30-7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services Desk

Explore three works of art in the permanent collection that portray the feline form and discover the significance of the cat to different cultures and artists. This program is inspired by the upcoming exhibition, Steinlen: Cats.

Celebrate the Art of Latin America: Caribbean

Sat, Sep 16, 2017
11 am - 3 pm

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the recent devastation faced by Caribbean nations, Mexico, and the southern United States in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Katia, and Irma. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction that has occurred in these areas, and hope that our event will offer…

VCU School of Music Global Summer Institute of Music

Fri, Aug 7, 7 - 8:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

VMFA is excited to host one of the many events of VCU’s annual Global Summer Institute of Music, an intensive summer program that brings talented young musicians from different cultures to Richmond and the campus of VCU. In keeping with the university’s mission for diversity and innovation, the Institute aspires to foster a unique environment…

Grand Opening: VMFA’s NEW Satellite Shop at Short Pump Town Center

Sat, Aug 8, 6 – 9 pm

Short Pump Town Center Upper Level, between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel

The new shopVMFA features our bestsellers, including exclusive selections of handcrafted jewelry, home accessories, books, children’s toys and games, and more! During the Grand Opening, VMFA members receive double their regular discount – 20% off! All proceeds benefit the museum’s programs and operations.

3 in 30: The Universe According to Pre-Columbian Art

Tue, Aug 4, 11 – 11:30 am

Thu, Aug 6, 6:30 – 7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services Desk

Explore the new installation in the Pre-Columbian and Native American art collections with Dr. Lee Anne Chesterfield, Interim Deputy Director for Art & Education and Assistant Curator of Ancient American Art. This talk delves into the ways that the Maya, Nazca, and Hopi represented the forces of the universe in their art.

Book and Author Event: Short, Mean Fiction

Thu, Sep 28, 6 pm - 7 pm

Claiborne Robertson Room

Join us for an evening with artist, author, and arts commentator William Dunlap as he discusses his artistic process. Dunlap’s debut collection of stories, words, and pictures, titled Short Mean Fiction, combines the written word with visual art to bring his tales to life. The artist’s job “is to make something out of nothing,” says…


Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, through June 30, 2016 Explore the art of the bicycle in ArtCycle, a participatory exhibition in VMFA’s Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center.  Discover how artists have been inspired by the bicycle and movement by engaging in this interactive space. Visitors can…

An Evening With Susan Vreeland

Fri, Oct 16, 2015, 6–7 pm | Reynolds Lecture Hall
Reception & Book Signing, 7–8 pm | Marble Hall

Winner of the 2015 Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award Hear New York Times bestselling author Susan Vreeland speak about her latest novel, Lisette’s List, winner of the 2015 Art in Literature prize, awarded jointly by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Virginia. Set in the beautiful Provençal town of…

An Evening with invoke

Fri, Jul 24, 6 – 8 pm

Robins Sculpture Garden (weather permitting) or Atrium

Weaving together bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle, jazz, and minimalism, this multi-instrumental band presents a truly unique contemporary string quartet repertoire that has been described as “not classical. . .but not not classical.” Their pieces, which are all original, defy genre classification and simply must be experienced!    

First Fridays: Goldrush with Classical Revolution RVA

Fri, Jul 3, 6 – 8 pm


Popular Richmond rock band Goldrush presents their unique style to begin the Fourth of July weekend. With its unconventional lineup, Goldrush includes a  full-time violin and double bass to round out its rhythm section. The band will be joined by Classical Revolution RVA, whose mission is to “integrate classical music with Richmond’s vibrant music scene…