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Nightfall: Nightlife

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. During the 19th and 20th centuries, rampant industrialization and…

Congratulations to VMFA Class of 2015!

French Horse Exhibition Seminar Professors  Jeffrey Allison (VMFA Paul Mellon Collection Educator), Dr.  Mitchell Merling (VMFA Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art), and Richard Waller (Director of Museums, University of Richmond) wish to congratulate their students and also to thank them for their participation in this exciting project, which has garnered…

Nightfall: Nighttime Acts

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. Nighttime acts, for many, as a sphere in which…

A Top 20 Museum in the USA!

“Fantastic free museum! VMFA has so many wonderful artworks, historic artifacts, and collections to browse and learn about.” – Nikki L. Thank you for all your support in making VMFA one of Yelp’s top-ranked museums in the USA! Read the entire article here!

Nightfall: Craig McPherson’s Yankee Stadium at Night

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. Craig McPherson’s mezzotint Yankee Stadium at Night (1983), on…

VMFA | Rodin: Evolution of a Genius

Rodin exhibit at VMFA will offer a look into the world of a master

The Richmond Times Dispatch had a wonderful write up on our Rodin:Evolution of a Genius opening. The show is part retrospective, part glimpse into the world Rodin created, figuratively and literally, in his Paris studio. The seven galleries, taking the entire special exhibition space on the lowest level of the museum, are designed to evoke a…

Beyond the Walls Mobile App Wins Third Place in 2015 Interpretive Media Award Competition

VMFA is pleased to announce that our Beyond the Walls Mobile App has been awarded third place in the National Association for Interpretation’s 2015 Interpretive Media Award Competition, Digital Media category. The Beyond the Walls app and interactive website was designed to make Chinese art and culture accessible to the public and to feature objects in VMFA’s East…

Nightfall: Frederick Landseer Griggs and the Ideal England of Old

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. The English printmaker and architect Frederick Landseer Griggs (1876–1938)…

Nightfall: Rockwell Kent’s Starry Night

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. Rockwell Kent’s Starry Night: What to Do at Night?…

Nightfall: Curator’s Introduction

Curator’s Introduction The firelight, the darkness and the stars: no wonder if to some of us there comes the recollection of some poet’s lines . . . morning finds the artist re-invoking to himself its mood and trying with his pencil to recapture it. Yet the problem is not alone the re-creation of those natural…