Self-Portrait with Camera, 1930, Man Ray (American, 1890–1976), solarized gelatin silver print. The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: Photography Acquisitions Committee Fund, Horace W. Goldsmith Fund, and Judith and Jack Stern Gift, 2004-16. © Man Ray 2015 Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2021.

VMFA Presents Man Ray: The Paris Years

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces its upcoming exhibition, Man Ray: The Paris Years, on view in Richmond from October 30, 2021, through February 21, 2022. Organized by Dr. Michael Taylor, VMFA’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education, the exhibition includes more than 100 compelling portrait photographs made…

Statue of the Fertility God Hapy, 4th or 3rd century BC. Thonis-Heracleion, red granite, 5.4 m. high. Maritime Museum Alexandria. Image © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

VMFA to Exhibit Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the East Coast premiere of Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities. The exhibition features nearly 300 objects, mostly from underwater excavations of the ancient Egyptian cities of Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion. Sunken Cities is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to experience the grandeur…

Western Motel, 1957, Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967), oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, B.A., 1903. © 2019 Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Tickets on Sale Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 am, for VMFA’s “Hopper Hotel Experience”

As part of the exhibition Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, opening Oct. 26, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will recreate Western Motel—one of Edward Hopper’s best-known paintings—as a three-dimensional motel space. The “Hopper Hotel Experience” affords visitors the opportunity to book a night in this room inspired by Western Motel. The room is…

VMFA Extends Confederate Memorial Chapel Hours for Visitors to Experience Donald Moffett’s IMPEACH

Featured image: Congressman John Lewis visits the Confederate Memorial Chapel with VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Valerie Cassel Oliver to hear Donald Moffett’s IMPEACH Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that the Confederate Memorial Chapel will be open until 7 pm today, to allow…

VMFA Kicks off Meditation Month with Citywide Events to Promote Mindfulness and Celebrate Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

To celebrate meditation month in May and the opening of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is inviting Richmond residents to participate in citywide events to promote mindfulness and generosity. From now through Aug., Virginians will have the opportunity to participate in events such as yoga and meditation…

VMFA Announces the Opening of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts invites visitors to power down, unplug and join a voyage into the visionary art of Tibetan Buddhism in Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, on view Apr. 27–Aug. 18, 2019. The journey from clamor to contemplation unfolds as audiences progress through the experiential exhibition to engage with…

Richmond Ballet and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Partner for the 2018/19 Minds In Motion Program

Richmond, VA  – Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is serving as the 2018/19 community partner for the Ballet’s acclaimed community engagement program Minds In Motion (MIM). This partnership is focused on the museum’s permanent African Art collection with supplemental support from their special exhibit, Congo Masks:…

VMFA Receives Grant to Conserve 146 Photographs by African American Artists

Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant Helps to Preserve Kamoinge Workshop Collection Richmond, VA––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been awarded a 2018 Bank of America Art Conservation Project grant, one of only 21 institutions in the world to receive the grant this year. This grant supports a year-long effort to conserve, stabilize…

Sumitomo Foundation Grant Enables Conservation of VMFA’s Earliest Buddhist Scroll Painting

Descent of the Amitabha Trinity to return to VMFA’s Japanese gallery RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently completed the restoration of an important Japanese hanging scroll, Descent of the Amitabha Trinity (Amida Triad), with the support of a $20,930 grant from The Sumitomo Foundation of Tokyo, Japan. The Foundation, created to…

Mellon French Impressionist, British Sporting Collections to Go on Tour

VMFA to share works publicly while galleries are refurbished The esteemed French Impressionist Art and British Sporting Art collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will be embarking on national and international tours during the next two years, creating opportunities for more people to view these important paintings and sculptures that were donated to…