After 5 Fridays

VMFA proudly announces After 5 Fridays. The one name says it all and includes VMFA’s popular Friday-night events: First Fridays Dance After Work Taste of Art Summer Breeze Note: When weather forecasts dictate, outdoor events will move inside. After 5 Fridays is the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Relax with a beverage, visit…

Three Folk Musicians, 1967, Romare Bearden (American, 1911–1988), collage of various papers with paint and graphite on canvas. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Margaret Glasgow Endowment, 2016.336 © 2022 Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Curator’s Opening Talk |

with Dr. Leo G. Mazow, Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art and curator of Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art

Thu, Oct 6, 2022 | 6:30–7:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Dr. Mazow offers an overview of the special exhibition. This lecture will explore how the guitar, as a visual motif, has long enabled artists and their human subjects to address themes and tell stories about their histories, identities, and aspirations. Masks are required in the Cheek Theater. Livestream Option: Can’t make it in-person? Livestream the…