3 in 30: The Juxtaposed: Magritte, Cornell, Rousseau

with Trent Nicholas, Media Programs Coordinator,

Tue, Apr 7, 11 – 11:30 am

Thu, Apr 9, 6:30 – 7 pm

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Trent Nicholas, Media Programs Coordinator, explores three artists: René Magritte, Joseph Cornell and Henri Rousseau, who were vastly different but united by their ties to surrealism. Surrealism, which was an artistic and literary movement that experimented with new modes of expression, was embraced by René Magritte, while Cornell acknowledged the movement and took it in…

James River Film Festival

Fri, Apr 10, 6:30 – 9 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Kevin Jerome Everson, Associate Professor of Art at UVA, works in film, painting, sculpture, and photography. His “filmic fables” articulate the profound within the ordinariness of everyday life and combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. The subject matter is the gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of…

First Friday – Miramar

Friday, Mar 6, 6pm


Miramar (meaning “look to the sea”) brings nostalgic love songs to a new audience and generation. They revive the bolero, a Latin American song form that can be compared to the classic American songbook, by following in the footsteps of the great troubadours of the 1950s and 60s. Their repertoire includes a mix of original…

Studio School Exhibitions

Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm

Studio School Gallery | 2911 Grove Ave

Works in Color Works by students of Sara Clark and Dawn Flores Apr 15–May 20 | Reception: Fri, Apr 15, 5–7 pm A Personal Frontier: The Collection of Frank Saunders Feb 1–May 20 | Artists Collect Exhibition Artists Collect Artists Collect is a series of studio school exhibitions showcasing the personal art collections of VMFA staff and instructors. In…

VMFA Book Club: The Painter’s Chair

Thu, Mar 26, 5:30 – 7 pm

Founder's Conference Room

Tracing the development of Colonial American portraiture, Hugh Howard introduces us to the “founding fathers of American painting”: Charles Willson Peale, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart. These painters’ interactions with their most famous sitter, George Washington, allow the reader to develop a deeper understanding of what made early American painting unique and how…

3 in 30: Japanese Art Sampler

with Mary Holland, printmaker and Director of the VMFA Studio School

Tue, Mar 3, 11 – 11:30 am

or Thu, Mar 5, 6:30 – 7 pm

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Join printmaker and Director of the VMFA Studio School, Mary Holland, on a tour of Japanese prints by contemporary artist Miwako Nishizawa and Kawase Hasui, who is considered the greatest Japanese landscape artist of the 20th century. Learn the fascinating history of multi-colored Japanese woodcuts, how they were produced and distributed, and how they influenced…

Teen Stylin’: Engineered

Teen Stylin has been postponed to Fri, May 13, 6–9 pm, rain or shine

Leslie Cheek Theater and VMFA Galleries

Event Agenda 5:30 pm | Theater doors open for seating of ticketed guests | Leslie Cheek Theater, Level L 6 pm | Film: New-Fashioned, A Teen Stylin’ Documentary 6:30 pm | Runway Exhibition Begins Ticketed Event – Sold Out 7:30 pm | Runway Exhibition Concludes 7:30–8:30 pm | Models and Designers in Galleries | Museum-wide This portion…

Kranitzky & Overstreet – Virginia Jewelry & Decorative Objects Trunk Show

Fri, Dec 11, noon–7 pm & Sat–Sun, Dec 12–13, noon–4 pm

VMFA Main Shop

The creative collaboration between talented Richmond artists Kranitzky and Overstreet began in 1985 with a mixed-media jewelry venture known as “Lost & Found”. Over the years, their jewelry has evolved into intricate narrative pieces which can now be found in many permanent museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art,…

Rodin & Co.: The Master and His Studio Collaborators

Fri, Dec 4, 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater With Nathalie Bondil, Director, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Who were Rodin’s principal collaborators? They were mold makers, technicians, patinators, founders, photographers, friends, lovers, models, and students. Each brought expertise and, occasionally, innovation to the service of Rodin’s oeuvre. While explaining the technical challenges of sculpture…