Experience Court Life at VMFA’s Napoleon: Power and Splendor

Exhibition offers a new perspective on the historical figure  Richmond, Virginia — This summer, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts invites visitors to enter the private world of Napoleon Bonaparte through a stunning exhibition that explores the sumptuous ambience of his Imperial Household. Napoleon: Power and Splendor, on display from June 9 to Sept. 3,…

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Acquires 34 Artworks from Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Acquisitions includes numerous works by Thornton Dial and Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has added 34 artworks by African American artists to its collections. The works, acquired from the Atlanta-based Souls Grown Deep Foundation, are part of a gift/purchase program designed to strengthen the representation of African American…

VMFA Celebrates Art Museum Day

Museum will offer complimentary passes for the upcoming exhibition Napoleon: Power and Splendor Richmond, Virginia – In celebration of the 9th annual Art Museum Day, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will offer visitors complimentary vouchers for the upcoming exhibition, Napoleon: Power and Splendor. An initiative of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Art Museum…

Fine Arts & Flowers to Bloom Oct. 24-28

Biennial exhibition to benefit inaugural tour of VMFA’s new artmobile Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces the return of Fine Arts & Flowers, a biennial museum-wide exhibition that pairs original interpretive floral arrangements with works from the museum’s permanent collection from Oct. 24-28, 2018. Admission to Fine Arts & Flowers is…

VMFA to Present Contemporary Art from Portugal

Special exhibition will feature works by six leading Portuguese artists Richmond, Virginia – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will present Contemporary Art from Portugal, an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Lisbon-based Fundação Luso-Americana (Luso-American Development Foundation). Featuring 20 works by six contemporary Portuguese artists, the exhibition will be on display in the museum’s works…

Upcoming Exhibitions at VMFA

  Truthful Witnessing: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume 3 May 12–Oct. 14, 2018 Truthful Witnessing is the third installation in a series of exhibitions exploring the four volumes of the Black Photographers Annual, published between 1973 and 1980, featuring a range of artists, including Anthony Barboza, Adger Cowans, Roy DeCarava, Beauford Smith and Ming Smith.…

VMFA Foundation Appoints New Director of Government Relations

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation has named Katie Wallmeyer Payne as its new Director of Government Relations. Payne will work to increase awareness of VMFA’s statewide contributions as she represents the museum before local, state and federal legislators and officials on issues that affect resources and support for the Museum’s…

VMFA to present Napoleon: Power and Splendor June 9 to September 3, 2018

Exhibition examines how Napoleon’s Household crafted the Imperial image through visual and decorative arts Richmond, Virginia – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Napoleon: Power and Splendor, an inside look at the intricacies of Napoleon’s Imperial Household and the role it played in shaping the Emperor’s image to expand his political and military power…

VMFA launches Evans 360º

Digital learning platform leads education initiative funded by Lettie Pate Evans Foundation The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has launched Evans 360º, a multidimensional learning experience that offers the public new ways to engage with the museum and its world-renowned collection. The three-year initiative, which incorporates on-site, web-based, and statewide components, is made possible through…

VMFA to offer extended hours for Terracotta Army exhibition

Museum to remain open until 9 p.m. on March 3, 4, 10 and 11. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will offer extended hours for Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China, during the final two weekends before it closes on March 11. The special exhibition­–which opened Nov. 18, 2017–has welcomed more than…