Michael Taylor Appointed Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Following an extensive international search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Dr. Michael R. Taylor as chief curator and deputy director for art and education, effective August 10. In this key leadership position, crucial to the museum’s new strategic plan, Taylor will oversee the division of art and education, which encompasses VMFA’s curatorial,…

Fellowship Recipients’ Exhibitions Go Statewide

Since 2009, VMFA has displayed the work of Visual Arts Fellowship recipients on the museum’s campus, as well as at Richmond International Airport. In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the VMFA Fellowship program this year, VMFA is expanding the exposure of this artwork across the Commonwealth with the opening of an exhibition at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va.

It’s Your Art!

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Speakers Bureau is now accepting requests for engagements at social and civic group programs. The organization is a dedicated group of volunteers that speaks on behalf of the museum.

Fund Established In Honor of Lizzie Edmunds Boyd

Enhanced professional development for VMFA staff and funds for the upkeep and maintenance of VMFA’s gardens and grounds are the beneficiaries of the newly established Lizzie Edmunds Boyd Fund.

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VMFA Director Alex Nyerges Recognized for International Contributions

On November 22, 2014, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director Alex Nyerges was honored by the French government as Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres), a prestigious international association of leaders recognized for their contributions toward promoting international relations with France.

John B. Ravenal Appointed to deCordova Museum Director Position

John B Ravenal, VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis family curator of modern and contemporary art, has been named the new director of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. Since his arrival in 1998, John has enhanced the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ collection and reputation in modern and contemporary art through scholarship, innovative curatorial projects, major publications, and key acquisitions.