It’s Your Art!

Free Speakers Bureau programs introduce VMFA to community organizations

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

Docents and members of the Council of VMFA act as ambassadors of the museum by presenting a lively and engaging introduction about the museum’s history, services and facilities. The speakers interpret images of art from the permanent collection and preview upcoming exhibitions. Service clubs, church fellowships, women’s clubs and senior citizen groups will find that this free program at their location provides an excellent enrichment program and prepares the audience to visit VMFA, a world-class museum that belongs to all Virginians.

“We have taken this presentation throughout the greater Richmond region and as far as Farmville,” says Council member and Speakers Bureau presenter Sally Josephson. “We have had many positive comments about this excellent enrichment program. ‘It’s Your Art’ prepares an audience to visit VMFA, a world-class museum that belongs to all Virginians.”

“It’s Your Art!” is a 45-minute informative presentation about VMFA. The programs consist of a PowerPoint presentation, and equipment is included. To engage a free presentation within the greater Richmond region, visit

About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VMFA’s permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus lively after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA, a certified Virginia Green attraction, is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit

 # # #