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

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel to Debut at VMFA

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Edward Hopper and the American Hotel will premiere at the museum on Oct. 26—the only east coast venue for this major loan exhibition. Showcasing more than 60 of Hopper’s paintings, drawings, watercolors and illustrations, this groundbreaking exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see…

VMFA Debuts Historic Exhibition at the National Museum of China

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces the opening of Jean Schlumberger: Twentieth Century Treasures from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the National Museum of China (NMC) in Beijing, on view May 30–Sept. 1, 2019. This historic exhibition is the result of a five-year cooperative agreement between the two institutions to celebrate…

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 Presents A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke on view in the Works on Paper Gallery Apr. 27–Sept. 2. Including 92 examples dating from the late 18th and 19th century, the exquisite and intricately crafted…

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…

VMFA Presents Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection

More than 200 prints by 17th-century artist Wenceslaus Hollar to be featured in new exhibition Richmond, Virginia––Celebrating one of the most remarkable and “modern” artists of the Baroque period, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection, an ambitious works on paper exhibition that will be on…

VMFA Celebrates Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa with Community Events

Mask-Making Activities and Special Performances to Be Held across Virginia WHAT To celebrate the opening of Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is hosting interactive pop-up art events across the state featuring mask-making activities and live performances. Congo Masks, which remains on view through February 24, 2019, features more than 130 rare masks…

VMFA to showcase Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa

Exhibition features more than 130 rare masks from the 17th to 20th centuries Presented by Dominion Energy Richmond, Virginia ––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts brings to life the fascinating and timeless sights and sounds of Africa’s vast Congo region in Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa presented by Dominion Energy from Nov. 10, 2018…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to Launch New Artmobile in Fredericksburg

VMFA on the Road debuts at Hurkamp Park on Oct. 30 Richmond, Virginia – Sixty-five years after the launch of its original Artmobile, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will once again bring traveling art exhibitions and educational offerings to audiences across the Commonwealth with VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century.…

Governor Northam Announces Free Admission to VMFA’s Napoleon: Power and Splendor for State Employees

RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Commonwealth of Virginia employees can receive free admission to Napoleon: Power and Splendor, an international loan exhibition on idsplay  at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)  through Sept. 3, 2018. Admission to VMFA’s permanent collection is free 365 days of the year but some special exhibitions, such…