3 in 30: Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours

Tue, Nov 10, 11–11:30 am & Thu, Nov 12, 6:30–7:30 pm

Meet at the Visitor Services Desk

Join Mary Holland, printmaker and Thomas C. Gordon, Jr. Director of the Studio School, on a tour of Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours. Drawn largely from the Frank Raysor Collection, the exhibition is curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art, and explores evocative, artistic images…

Garden Inspirations Lecture & Luncheon

with Charlotte Moss, acclaimed author and interior designer

Tue, Apr 28, 10 am – 1:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater & Marble Hall

In celebration of the exhibition, Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower, acclaimed author and interior designer Charlotte Moss discusses twenty-five years of creating a garden and influences along the way, including how gardens are incorporated throughout the home. Following the lecture, Ms. Moss will sign copies of her latest publication, Garden…

Quill Theatre Presents: King Lear

Apr 1–23 | Fri & Sat, 8 pm; Sun, 2 pm*;
Additional Performance Thu, Apr 14, 7 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

“Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.” Starring Joe Inscoe in the title role, this epic, heartrending drama is renowned as  one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. Lear, the aging king of Britain, intends to divide his kingdom among his daughters and live out his remaining years untroubled. However, his attempt to…

First Friday | Plunky & Oneness: Juju Jazz Funk Concert

Fri, Feb 3, 6–8 pm | Atrium Saxophonist J. Plunky Branch is an experienced performer, songwriter and music and film producer. He is president of his own independent record label, N.A.M.E. Brand Records, through which he has released 26 albums. With his group, Plunky & Oneness, he has appeared in concert with some of the…

The Hidden Voice Experience

with Brother Where’s Your Song?

Fri, July 14, 6 – 9pm

Marble Hall

A theatrical production by Crystal Sessoms and Nandi Shariff honoring the strength, diversity and struggle of African American Men.

Kris Taylor: Virginia Jewelry Artist Trunk Show

Thu, Mar 19, & Fri, Mar 20, noon – 8 pm

Sat, Mar 21, 11 am – 4 pm


Richmond artist Kris Taylor creates oil paintings and etchings, but her favorite creations are the unique and whimsical lizards (pins) she brings to life from beads, pearls, wire, fabric, ribbon, and thread. Imbuing each original, colorful, and hand-sewn creation with a distinctive personality, she even gives that creature a fanciful name to match his or…

Comet: God Particle: A Conversation with Artist Tristin Lowe and Curator Alex Baker

Sat, Nov 14, 11 am–noon

Leslie Cheek Theater

Artist Tristin Lowe and InLight Richmond juror Alex Baker discuss Lowe’s 2011 neon sculpture, Comet: God Particle, recently installed in VMFA’s Atrium. Tristin Lowe, a Philadelphia-based artist, studied at Parsons School of Design before earning a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Lowe’s exhibition, Mocha Dick, was shown at VMFA in 2011. Alex Baker, InLight juror, is…

InLight Richmond 2015

Fri, Nov 13, 7 pm–midnight & Sat, Nov 14, 7–10 pm

Organized by the 1708 Gallery, InLight is a highly acclaimed public exhibition of light-based art. This year, InLight will be held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Since its founding in 2008, the annual InLight exhibition draws attention, through temporary public art, to significant sites in Richmond, inviting fresh and diverse perspectives of our…

7th Annual Bootleg Shakespeare: Macbeth!

Sat, Oct 31, 5–11 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Quill Theater and VMFA present the 7th Annual Bootleg Shakespeare: Macbeth! Starring Andrew Firda and Susan Sanford as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth with an all-star supporting cast of 25 Richmond favorites. This year’s demented theme is 1950/60s B-Horror movie monsters and groovy greasers! Come dressed as your favorite classic movie monster or cool cat, and…


VMFARODIN Selfie Contest

Win a FREE VMFA membership Follow @VMFAMUSEUM on Instagram or like us on Facebook, then post your photo using #VMFARODIN for your chance to win an annual membership! Posts will be randomly selected to appear on vmfa.museum as well as VMFA’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via social…