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

Fellowship Winner Greig Leach’s Art Gains Momentum with UCI Road World Championships

When painter Greig Leach won his Fellowship in 1986, it gave him a great deal of credibility in the art world. The honor landed him representation with a gallery in New York City’s Greenwich Village, led to multiple exhibitions throughout Virginia, and helped place his work in a number of private and corporations. “It was…

Find Art Doors

Find Art Doors . . . and Open Doors for People in the Community

If you’ve strolled through the VMFA Sculpture Garden recently, you may have noticed a lone purple and green door standing in the grass, seemingly leading nowhere. But nothing could be further from the truth. Part of the Find Art Doors project, this door, along with 39 others decorated by local artists and installed at museums,…

Japan’s Complex Relationship with Tattoo

VMFA submitted the following blog post about the history of Japanese tattoo to Tattoo Artist Magazine. Read “Japan’s Complex Relationship with Tattoo,” published on Jul 2, 2015. Tattoo Artist Magazine is the only tattoo-related publication created, owned, and financed by a tattoo artist, designed specifically for tattoo artists and the growing international community. The magazine’s…

VMFA Hosts Go Bike! Display

With the UCI World Road Cycling Championships coming in September, Richmond is gearing up for an influx of bike enthusiasts . . . and local artists are now on board. As part of the Go Bike! local art project, a collaboration between the City of Richmond and the Greater Richmond Chamber to commemorate the big…