Member Events

 

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Member Events

Members of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are invited to enhance their experiences at the Museum through a variety of events including exhibition preview days, exclusive opportunities that highlight the permanent collection, and special programs that are tailored to specific membership levels and philanthropic interests. Click here to learn more or contact Sarah Burgess, at 804.204.2676 or sarah.burgess@VMFA.museum.

All Members

 

Events Open to All Members

These opportunities to engage with VMFA are open to all current museum members.


Studio School Tours | Member Appreciation Night

Wed, Jun 29 | VMFA Studio School

During a special Member Appreciation Night, the Studio School will be open for a limited number of tours. Chat with Studio School instructors outside of class and view the current exhibition, Evelyn Was Here. More information on the exhibition is on page 11 of the classes & programs brochure.

The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. If you also plan to see Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France during this evening, please reserve a separate ticket for the exhibition here.

This opportunity is open exclusively to VMFA members. Timed tickets are required.


Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France | Member Appreciation Nights

Wednesdays, Apr 20–Jul 27 | 5–9 pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Lower Level

Join us for a series of special evenings when VMFA members and their guests can enjoy special access to Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week and dual-cardholder members may reserve two.

Rediscover late 19th- and 20th-century painters who left the United States as expatriates and returned as some of the greatest influencers to shape the course of American art.

Free, VMFA members and guests only. Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

National Tour Sponsor


Friends Circle

 

VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.

Check back soon for events in this category


Events Open to All Members

These opportunities to engage with VMFA are open to all current museum members


Studio School Tours | Member Appreciation Night

Wed, Jun 29 | VMFA Studio School

During a special Member Appreciation Night, the Studio School will be open for a limited number of tours. Chat with Studio School instructors outside of class and view the current exhibition, Evelyn Was Here. More information on the exhibition is on page 11 of the classes & programs brochure.

The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. If you also plan to see Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France during this evening, please reserve a separate ticket for the exhibition here.

This opportunity is open exclusively to VMFA members. Timed tickets are required.


Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France | Member Appreciation Nights

Wednesdays, Apr 20–Jul 27 | 5–9 pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Lower Level

Join us for a series of special evenings when VMFA members and their guests can enjoy special access to Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week and dual-cardholder members may reserve two.

Rediscover late 19th- and 20th-century painters who left the United States as expatriates and returned as some of the greatest influencers to shape the course of American art.

Free, VMFA members and guests only. Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

National Tour Sponsor


Supporters Circle

 


Curator’s Choice

Curator’s Choice programs are a benefit for members beginning at the Supporters Circle level. We invite you to engage with the museum’s encyclopedic permanent collection and nourish your passion for art through exciting programs designed by the museum’s curatorial staff. These unique opportunities promise to provide the latest information about curatorial collecting strategies, care of the collections, and more!

Check back soon for events in this category


VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.

Check back soon for events in this category


Events Open to All Members


Studio School Tours | Member Appreciation Night

Wed, Jun 29 | VMFA Studio School

During a special Member Appreciation Night, the Studio School will be open for a limited number of tours. Chat with Studio School instructors outside of class and view the current exhibition, Evelyn Was Here. More information on the exhibition is on page 11 of the classes & programs brochure.

The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. If you also plan to see Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France during this evening, please reserve a separate ticket for the exhibition here.

This opportunity is open exclusively to VMFA members. Timed tickets are required.


Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France | Member Appreciation Nights

Wednesdays, Apr 20–Jul 27 | 5–9 pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Lower Level

Join us for a series of special evenings when VMFA members and their guests can enjoy special access to Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week and dual-cardholder members may reserve two.

Rediscover late 19th- and 20th-century painters who left the United States as expatriates and returned as some of the greatest influencers to shape the course of American art.

Free, VMFA members and guests only. Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

National Tour Sponsor


Partners Circle

In addition to the option to bring four guests per visit to special ticketed exhibitions, at no charge, members beginning at the Partners Circle may elect to join Canvas.


Canvas Programs

In addition to all the benefits of their chosen level of membership, Canvas members receive invitations to two exclusive Canvas events per year, a quarterly online Canvas newsletter, and the opportunity to learn about and lend support to the museum’s newest initiatives and most urgent needs.

Check back soon for events in this category


Curator’s Choice

Curator’s Choice programs are a benefit for members beginning at the Supporters Circle level. We invite you to engage with the museum’s encyclopedic permanent collection and nourish your passion for art through exciting programs designed by the museum’s curatorial staff. These unique opportunities promise to provide the latest information about curatorial collecting strategies, care of the collections, and more!

Check back soon for events in this category


VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.

Check back soon for events in this category


Events Open to All Members


Studio School Tours | Member Appreciation Night

Wed, Jun 29 | VMFA Studio School

During a special Member Appreciation Night, the Studio School will be open for a limited number of tours. Chat with Studio School instructors outside of class and view the current exhibition, Evelyn Was Here. More information on the exhibition is on page 11 of the classes & programs brochure.

The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. If you also plan to see Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France during this evening, please reserve a separate ticket for the exhibition here.

This opportunity is open exclusively to VMFA members. Timed tickets are required.


Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France | Member Appreciation Nights

Wednesdays, Apr 20–Jul 27 | 5–9 pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Lower Level

Join us for a series of special evenings when VMFA members and their guests can enjoy special access to Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week and dual-cardholder members may reserve two.

Rediscover late 19th- and 20th-century painters who left the United States as expatriates and returned as some of the greatest influencers to shape the course of American art.

Free, VMFA members and guests only. Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

National Tour Sponsor


Patrons Society

 


Leadership Programs

Leadership Giving Society memberships provide vital ongoing philanthropic support to advance the museum’s mission. The following opportunities, including opening-night preview events, are available to all Leadership Giving Society members, beginning at the Patrons Society level.

Check back soon for events in this category


Canvas Programs

In addition to all the benefits of their chosen level of membership, Canvas members receive invitations to two exclusive Canvas events per year, a quarterly online Canvas newsletter, and the opportunity to learn about and lend support to the museum’s newest initiatives and most urgent needs.

Check back soon for events in this category


Curator’s Choice

Curator’s Choice programs are a benefit for members beginning at the Supporters Circle level. We invite you to engage with the museum’s encyclopedic permanent collection and nourish your passion for art through exciting programs designed by the museum’s curatorial staff. These unique opportunities promise to provide the latest information about curatorial collecting strategies, care of the collections, and more!

Check back soon for events in this category


VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.

Check back soon for events in this category


Events Open to All Members


Studio School Tours | Member Appreciation Night

Wed, Jun 29 | VMFA Studio School

During a special Member Appreciation Night, the Studio School will be open for a limited number of tours. Chat with Studio School instructors outside of class and view the current exhibition, Evelyn Was Here. More information on the exhibition is on page 11 of the classes & programs brochure.

The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. If you also plan to see Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France during this evening, please reserve a separate ticket for the exhibition here.

This opportunity is open exclusively to VMFA members. Timed tickets are required.


Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France | Member Appreciation Nights

Wednesdays, Apr 20–Jul 27 | 5–9 pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Lower Level

Join us for a series of special evenings when VMFA members and their guests can enjoy special access to Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week and dual-cardholder members may reserve two.

Rediscover late 19th- and 20th-century painters who left the United States as expatriates and returned as some of the greatest influencers to shape the course of American art.

Free, VMFA members and guests only. Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

National Tour Sponsor


Fellows Society+

 

Fellows Programs

VMFA is delighted to offer Fellows Programs as a benefit for members beginning at the Fellows Society level. This special series of programs will provide high-level, exclusive access to the work of VMFA curators, thought leaders, and museum-field experts.

Check back soon for events in this category


Leadership Programs

Leadership Giving Society memberships provide vital ongoing philanthropic support to advance the museum’s mission. The following opportunities, including opening-night preview events, are available to all Leadership Giving Society members, beginning at the Patrons Society level.

Check back soon for events in this category


Canvas Programs

In addition to all the benefits of their chosen level of membership, Canvas members receive invitations to two exclusive Canvas events per year, a quarterly online Canvas newsletter, and the opportunity to learn about and lend support to the museum’s newest initiatives and most urgent needs.

Check back soon for events in this category


Curator’s Choice

Curator’s Choice programs are a benefit for members beginning at the Supporters Circle level. We invite you to engage with the museum’s encyclopedic permanent collection and nourish your passion for art through exciting programs designed by the museum’s curatorial staff. These unique opportunities promise to provide the latest information about curatorial collecting strategies, care of the collections, and more!

Check back soon for events in this category


VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.

Check back soon for events in this category


Events Open to All Members


Studio School Tours | Member Appreciation Night

Wed, Jun 29 | VMFA Studio School

During a special Member Appreciation Night, the Studio School will be open for a limited number of tours. Chat with Studio School instructors outside of class and view the current exhibition, Evelyn Was Here. More information on the exhibition is on page 11 of the classes & programs brochure.

The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. If you also plan to see Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France during this evening, please reserve a separate ticket for the exhibition here.

This opportunity is open exclusively to VMFA members. Timed tickets are required.


Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France | Member Appreciation Nights

Wednesdays, Apr 20–Jul 27 | 5–9 pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Lower Level

Join us for a series of special evenings when VMFA members and their guests can enjoy special access to Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week and dual-cardholder members may reserve two.

Rediscover late 19th- and 20th-century painters who left the United States as expatriates and returned as some of the greatest influencers to shape the course of American art.

Free, VMFA members and guests only. Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

National Tour Sponsor

In addition to the member events outlined above, a number of highly customized events and programs are planned throughout the year that are tailored to specific membership levels and philanthropic interests. Leadership level members are invited to opening receptions for major exhibitions, members of Glasgow Society who have made planned gifts in support of VMFA’s mission are invited to learn about the impact of their giving, art donors are brought together to celebrate the growth of VMFA’s permanent collection each year as part of the John Barton Payne Society – these are just a few examples of the many wonderful opportunities to engage with VMFA and its mission that are provided each year. Click here to learn more or contact Stacy Newport, Annual Giving Officer, at 804.340.1439 or stacy.newport@VMFA.museum.