VMFA Blog

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

Film Director and Legendary Movie Star to Appear

At this Friday Films, March 4, 2011, VMFA will present film director Tim Reid with his guest Richard Roundtree showing Reid’s 1996 motion picture directorial debut, Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored, in which Roundtree plays the sturdy ice man, Cleve. Afterwards they will be joined by Tim’s lovely wife, actress Daphne Maxwell Reid,…

Achieving Gradations in Etching and Drypoint

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts discussing highlights of the exhibition A Celebration of Print: 500 Years of Graphic Art from the Frank Raysor Collection currently on display in VMFA’s Mellon Focus Galleries. Admission to this exhibition is free. In this post collector and donor Frank Raysor contributes to our knowledge…

Raysor CHRIST MAN OF SORROWS

Powerful Prints

This is the first in a series of blog posts discussing highlights of the exhibition A Celebration of Print: 500 Years of Graphic Art from the Frank Raysor Collection currently on display in VMFA’s Mellon Focus Galleries. Admission to this exhibition is free. The Frank Raysor collection spans 500 years, from the late 15th to…

Aryballos

My favorite work in the ancient collection

As an intern in the ancient art department in 2008, I grew attached to a few artifacts in the Greek collection that have enchanted me with their beauty. Now that I’ve returned to volunteer in the department and the ancient art galleries are open, I have an opportunity to once again work closely with the…

sign revised

Revised Sign Plan for VMFA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will be developing its Boulevard sign in phases. An institutional identifying sign will be installed first, which will be composed of a stainless steel armature with a panel of frosted acrylic to complement the building materials of the McGlothlin Wing. The letters VMFA and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts…

Impressions in black and white

This is the first in a series of blog posts discussing highlights of the exhibition A Celebration of Print: 500 Years of Graphic Art from the Frank Raysor Collection currently on display in VMFA’s Mellon Focus Galleries. Admission to this exhibition is free. As we celebrate VMFA’s 75th anniversary, we must consider this year one…

Jun Kaneko in the snow

Our friend Greg Holzgrefe at the Department of Conservaion and Recreation stolled the sculpture garden during our recent snow and shared this evocative photo. Enjoy these works by Jun Kaneko now, becuase this temporary exhibtion will close in February!