VMFA is pleased to present a project developed by students who participated in this year’s Museum Leaders in Training (M.Lit) program. This exhibition highlights their project which was inspired by VMFA’s Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop, the first major museum exhibition in the United States about the Kamoinge Workshop, a New York-based collective of African American photographers formed in 1963. The exhibition in the WestRock Art Education Center is accompanied by an online digital resource that the students developed.

Visit the Students’ Online Resource


Held annually, the M.LiT program is a twelve-week teen leadership program at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that is offered free of charge to Richmond-Metro area students in grades 8 -12. The program introduces participants to a variety of museum careers. Each cohort of participants focuses on a unique project related to the museum’s collection while gaining skills in leadership, interpretation, writing, research, and project management.

This program is generously sponsored by

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Educational programs related to Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop are generously supported by the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.

Learn more

Learn more about the program by visiting us online at vmfa.museum/teens/mlit.