- Joshua Shaw (American. born England, 1776/7-1860), Natural Bridge No. 1: View from the Arch of the Bridge Looking down the Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia, ca. 1820, oil and pencil on prepared paper, 10¼ x 13” (image: 6 ¾ x 9¾”). J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art and partial gift of Robert M. Hicklin, Jr. in honor of Wiley Hardy Wheat, Virginia Walker Christian, and Maria Gregory Tabb on the occasion of VMFA’s 75th anniversary (2011.9).
- Jun Kaneko (Japanese, born 1942, active in the United States since 1963), Untitled, Mission Clay Pittsburg Project, 2004-2007, glazed ceramic, 104¼ x 21¾ x 56¼”. Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund (2011.2).
- Walter Crane (British, 1845-1915), designer, and Richard Joyce (British, 1873-1931), decorator, for Pilkington’s Tile & Pottery Company (British (Clifton Junction, Manchester), founded 1892), Charger, designed 1904-06, made 1912, earthenware, gold and ruby luster, 19” dia. Funds given in honor of Frederick R. Brandt by The Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Nancy and Raymond Hunt, Dr. John M. Alexander and Mrs. Helen Inconstanti Alexander, the Brownell Family, and the Sydney and Frances Lewis Endowment Fund and the Swenson Art Nouveau Fund (2011.8).
- Korean, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), Covered Jar with Peony Design, late 19th century,Haeju ware; porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration, 9½ x 8¼’’. East Asian Art Deaccessioning Funds (2011.1a-b).
- Man’s Wrapper (“Kente” cloth), 20th century, Akan or Ewe culture (Ghana, Togo), cotton. Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund (2011.3).
- Man’s Wrapper (“Kente” cloth), 20th century, Akan culture (Ghana), rayon or silk. Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund (2011.4).
- Man’s Wrapper (“Kente” cloth), 20th century, Akan culture (Ghana), cotton, Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund (2011.5).
- Blue and White Cloth, 20th century, Dogon culture (Mali), cotton, wool, Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund (2011.6).
- Belt for a Priest of Eshu or Shango, 19th- 20th century, Yoruba culture (Nigeria, Republic of Benin), cotton, glass beads, cowries, leather. Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund (2011.7).
- Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971), two vintage silver gelatin photographs: Lace Factory, 1931, 14 x11’’; and Iron Puddler, 1930, 14 x 11’’. Floyd D. and Anne C. Gottwald Fund (2010.197, 2010.198).
- Morris Engel (American, 1918-2005), Mother and Children, Window, Harlem, 1940, silver gelatin print, 11 x 14”. Floyd D. and Anne C. Gottwald Fund (2010.195).
- Wright Morris (American, 1910-1998), Uncle Harry, Home Place, Norfolk, Nebraska, 1947, 8×10’’. Floyd D. and Anne C. Gottwald Fund (2010.193).
- Max Yavno (American, 1911-1985), Army Street, San Francisco, 1947, silver gelatin photograph, 11×14”. Floyd D. and Anne C. Gottwald Fund (2010.196).
- André Kertész (b. Hungary, 1894-1985), New York, 1972 , vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x10”. VMFA Art Purchase Fund (2010.194).
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a state agency and a model public/private partnership. All works of art are purchased with private funds from dedicated endowments. After the board of trustees accepts the acquisitions, the art becomes the properly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to protect, preserve and interpret. The Acquisitions committee meets quarterly.