Epic Film Toussaint Louverture Debuts at VMFA

You go to the chain theaters to see what everyone else in the country is watching, but if you want films that are provocative and inspirational and that make you think, you go to VMFA. On Sat, Sep 6, VMFA will be pre-screening another of these thought-provoking films Toussaint Louverture. Not only has the whole…

Interactive exhibition Beyond the Walls opens Sunday

In contrast to Forbidden City, which focuses on the world of the emperor, Beyond the Walls allows you a glimpse into the home of an 18th century merchant-class family in China. Plus, this exhibition, located in the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, is interactive! Families, school groups, and other visitors can participate in activities including writing…

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VMFA is a #1 TripAdvisor® Attraction

Out of 97 Richmond attractions, VMFA is ranked number one on TripAdvisor. Not only is the museum itself high on the list, but Amuse Restaurant ranks number three out of 1,296 Richmond restaurants. We are proud to be number one certainly for the recognition but also for what it says about the visitor experience. Rankings on…

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VMFA Family Events: Fun and then Some!

With performances, demonstrations, and a variety of activities, VMFA’s Family Events are a whole lot of fun! But beneath the busy atmosphere, VMFA has a much larger mission for these celebrations. Our Family Events help us introduce the museum and collections to a larger community. By giving families a taste of the museum in an…

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Poets’ term for poetry inspired by art: Ekphrastic

The Poetry Society of Virginia group wrote for an Ekphrastic Day visit to VMFA. As you may know, ekphrastic means poetry inspired by art. STUDY FOR HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE: TRANSMUTE A square yellow box, inside a square aqua box, inside a square box, slate-grey, inside a square box, russet. (Their colors a lush, blotched…

In Memory of Rachel Lambert Mellon

Rachel Lambert Mellon, nicknamed “Bunny,” died on March 17 at age 103. A longtime supporter of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Paul Mellon contributed substantially to VMFA’s permanent collection with donations of the jewelry and objects d’art she commissioned from Jean Schlumberger. In memory of Mrs. Mellon, Flower Pot, a Schlumberger work in…

VMFA in the summertime

And the winner is…

Richmond is a city full of great things to do and see. In most parts of town, you don’t have to go much more than a block to find a historic site, a museum, or a fabulous restaurant or shop that looks intriguing and lures you inside to enjoy. That’s why it’s such an honor…

Fellowship serve artists throughout Virginia

Now that the 2014-15 VMFA Fellowship recipients have been announced, we at VMFA thought it might be fun to take a look ‘behind the scenes’ and explore a few facts about the Fellowship that you might not know. To start, did you know that the Fellowship has become an increasingly competitive process? While VMFA has…

Demonstrator During the march on Washington, D.C.

African American Read-In Schedule

African American Read-In February 20th, 2014: 5 – 6:30 pm Readers and Selections Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1928 / The Prodigal Son, 1927 Readers: Reverend Mischelle Townsend  / Saint Paul’s Baptist Church and Reverend Macio Freeman / Saint Paul’s Baptist Church Selections:  We Wear the Masks and The Prodigal Son   Christ and His Disciples on…