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…

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)…

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…

VMFA | Virginia Museum of Fine Art

“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…

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,…