A blog by staff and others about the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Objects Conservation Internship Experience

Our names are Keisha Horne and Sydney Johnson, and we were the Andrew W. Mellon interns in Objects Conservation at VMFA during summer 2016. Both of us are recent college graduates—Keisha from James Madison University and Sydney from Virginia Commonwealth University—with bachelors’ degrees in art history and a strong interest in objects conservation. We wanted…

Kehinde Wiley: Women & Fashion

Just when you thought you could identify a Kehinde Wiley painting (strong men in urban clothing), Kehinde Wiley “flipped the script,” as he says. Learn about his project Economy of Grace, featuring women in couture gowns.