Barry and Gretchen Singer gifted more than 2,000 American and European photography books to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo by David Stover, © 2016 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VMFA Acquires Extensive Photography Book Collection

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced the gift of a significant library of more than 2,000 American and European photography books, donated by Barry and Gretchen Singer.  “This collection is a transformative donation and has greatly increased our holdings in the subject areas of American and European photography,” said Alex…

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will be open Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Photo by Sandra Sellars, © 2020 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Is Open 365 Days a Year, Including Holidays

Richmond, Virginia — The acclaimed Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is the only art museum in the United States open 365 days a year — including all holidays — with free general admission. In keeping with its annual schedule, the museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas…

The VirgiThe Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has joined the Museums for All initiative and will offer memberships and exhibition tickets at a lower cost to SNAP and WIC recipients. Photo by Travis Fullerton, © 2020 Virginia Museum of Fine Artsnia Museum of Fine Arts Offers Low-Cost Special Exhibition Tickets and Memberships to Eligible SNAP and WIC Recipients Through the National Museums for All Initiative

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Offers Low-Cost Special Exhibition Tickets and Memberships to Eligible SNAP and WIC Recipients Through the National Museums for All Initiative

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced today that it has joined Museums for All, a nationwide initiative that encourages museum attendance by removing affordability barriers. VMFA will launch its program November 21, 2022, offering memberships and exhibition tickets at lowered costs for those who qualify. “The mission of the Virginia…

J. P. Ball Studio 1867, Douglass (Lessons of the Hour), 2019, Isaac Julien (British, born 1960), framed photograph on gloss inkjet paper mounted on aluminum. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro.

VMFA Announces Upcoming Exhibition Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour — Frederick Douglass

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is excited to announce the multi-screen film installation Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour — Frederick Douglass, on view at the museum in Richmond from December 10, 2022 through July 9, 2023. The installation is organized by Valerie Cassel Oliver, VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, Photo by Travis Fullerton, © 2010 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VMFA Selects Gilbane Building Company to Manage Expansion and Renovation Construction

Richmond, VA — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced that the global firm Gilbane Building Company has been selected as the Construction Manager at Risk, charged with planning and supervising construction of the museum’s upcoming renovation and expansion project, which includes the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing II, the largest expansion…

Person with Guitar (Blue), edition 25/45, 2005, John Baldessari (American, 1931–2020), color screenprint on Sintra board with hand painting. Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, © John Baldessari 2005. Courtesy Estate of John Baldessari © 2022. Courtesy Sprüth Magers. Image: Aaron Wessling Photography

Governor Youngkin Announces Free Admission for State Employees and Preschool and K–12 Teachers to VMFA’s New Exhibition Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art

Richmond, Virginia —  Governor Glenn Youngkin announced today that Commonwealth of Virginia employees and preschool and K–12 teachers (public and private) can receive free admission to the new exhibition Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art now at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). Active military and their immediate families can also receive free…

Joan P. Brock, Photo by Ryan Livingston, © 2017 Sentara

VMFA Receives Major Education Endowment

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced today the establishment of a new endowment to support education programs at the museum — the Joan P. Brock Education Endowment.  “This incredible endowment reflects the importance of education to the museum’s mission to enrich the lives of all Virginians through the arts,” said…

Visitors will be able to watch Richmond Sessions ’22–’23 musicians through the window overlooking the recording studio, installed in VMFA’s exhibition Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art in partnership with In Your Ear Studios. Photo by Sandra Sellars, © 2022 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces Richmond Sessions ’22–’23 Recording Artists

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced today that its Richmond Sessions ’22–’23 series, featuring recorded studio sessions by more than a dozen recognized guitarists, will launch online October 12, 2022. In conjunction with the museum’s highly anticipated exhibition Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art, a new recording will be…

A man wears a denim jacket by Chilalay featuring art by Tsherin Sherpa. Photo by Al Feury, 2022

Exclusive VMFA x CHILALAY Capsule Collection Drops September 23

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is excited to announce that the second drop of exclusive clothing and accessories, designed by Chilalay and featuring works by artist Tsherin Sherpa, is slated for Friday, September 23, 2022. The VMFA x Chilalay Pop Up will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.…