Perfecting his practice at a young age

As a teenager living in Algeria in the 1940s, Yves Saint Laurent took his first steps toward the fashion runway—not with fabric, but with paper. He created intricately designed and accessorized garments for paper dolls, a couture collection being shown publicly for the first time in the United States as part of Yves Saint Laurent:…

Look inside an art museum for a career in technology

As a high school student, Sheila Payaqui went to her first art museum—and it changed her future. “It opened up a whole new world to me, and it showed me that there are so many career options out there,” said Payaqui, who found her fit working in conservation, a behind-the-scenes function that blends art and…

Saturday Salutations

Recognize the power of your practice as we celebrate our community impact during Project Yoga Richmond’s 7th annual Saturday Salutations. Join PYR on select Saturdays from May to October on the VMFA’s Belvedere Deck to increase access to yoga. Each class our ambassadors will highlight aspects of our yoga and mindfulness outreach programs across the…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence

  We’re thrilled to announce that Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews you’ve earned on TripAdvisor. “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry…

Thank You VMFA Volunteers!

Every year, more than 800 incredible community volunteers and interns of all ages, backgrounds, and interests donate their time and talents to VMFA. Volunteers are utilized seven days a week, from before the museum opens to after it closes, and serve in a wide variety of roles. Whether they’re greeting and escorting visitors, assisting children…

What’s new (and old) in Richmond, Virginia’s trendy capital

By Erica Jackson Curran Washington Post In June visitors will see Kehinde Wiley’s “A New Republic,” a collection of portraits that explores themes such as race, gender and politics. From the stately mansions on Monument Avenue to the ramshackle rowhouses of historic Jackson Ward, Richmond is a city of contrasts — populated by everyone from…

Nightfall: Sensory Experiences

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. Many of the prints in Nightfall focus on responses…

Nightfall: Divine Apparitions

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. Nightfall includes two scenes of divine apparitions: William Strang’s…

Nightfall: Nighttime

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, a period in which darkness and drowsiness often…