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

tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner

Thank you everyone for your feedback and making this possible! “Historic and Artistic wonders to be seen” So much to see in this well maintained museum. I could use another day or two to fully comprehend all there is to offer here Well worth the visit.   “Better than expected – a must see” Great…

Beecycle at VMFA: Here’s What All the Buzz Is About!

The “Beecycle” concept has been appearing in Matt Lively’s work since college when he created a sculpture of his first bumblebee cleverly augmenting his wing power with a wheel. “I’ve always been interested in man using science to change nature,” says Lively, whose biologist dad originally inspired his interest in this mashup of science and…

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“Thank you”

We are proud to announce the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was responsible for generating more than $145 million in economic impact for both the Commonwealth and the Richmond Region in the past year. In the years since its expansion, VMFA has continued to broaden its program offerings. This has resulted in attendance increasing by…

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…