Crowds Outside of a Fashionable Negro Church After Easter Sunday

Family Day on Saturday Brings Many New Faces to VMFA and Posing Beauty

Family Day on Saturday Brings Many New Faces to VMFA and Posing Beauty by Nicole Gilpin Hood, PhD, chapter journalist for Richmond (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated Last Saturday, from 1 pm until 4 pm, the doors were open and the whole world came. The family event was called Celebrate African and African American Art…

With respect to Nelson Mandela on his birthday

Today is the birthday of Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa. He is 95. This is an appropriate time to consider a South African work in VMFA’s collection. Sue Williamson, a South African artist, found this object in a thrift shop. It’s a pass book, and a remnant of…

Processional Cross

Adding to YOUR art collection @ VMFA

VMFA is fortunate to have endowed private funds which can only be used for art acquisition. Here are some recent acquisitions currently on view in the galleries. The curators have provided insights about the objects. Elaborate processional crosses made for Ethiopian churches are often inscribed with images and lettering that deepen their message. On this…

African-inspired fashion show at VMFA

Last night was a packed house full of style and excitement with beautiful models and artful fashions inspired by Africa. In honor of the newly installed African collection and the extraordinary exhibtion Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art of Ancient Nigeria.