NEH awards $173,833 grant to VMFA to digitize Louis Draper archive

NEH awards $173,833 grant to VMFA to digitize Louis Draper archive Project will enhance access to works by leading 20th-Century African American artist The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts a $173,833 grant to digitize, preserve and share its archive of photographs, negatives and other materials from Richmond-born…

VMFA Names Hatchette as Deputy Director for Communications

Following an extensive national search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Jan Hatchette as its first Deputy Director for Communications. Beginning April 10, 2017, Hatchette will lead the development, execution, and management of innovative and integrated marketing and communications strategies for VMFA. This new position oversees marketing, publications, public relations, audience development, graphic…

VMFA to showcase art, innovation of haute couture design

The fast-paced sights and sounds of the fashion runway will come to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this spring with Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style, a multifaceted exhibition that opens May 6, and continues through August 27, 2017. Drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Paris-based Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint…

Seth Bauserman (Drawing, Richmond), The True Individual, 2014, Pencil on Paper, 62'' x 48''

Fellowship Program at VMFA supports Virginia artists

Twenty-six Virginia art students and professional artists were selected from a record 815 applications to receive fellowships worth a total of $158,000 from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Since the program launched in 1940, VMFA has presented nearly $5.5 million to more than 1,300 professional artists, art students and graduate students in art history…

VMFA to host job fair for veterans

  VMFA to host job fair for veterans Program on February 16 will feature 10 employers In honor of its recent Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certification from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host a job fair on Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the museum’s Cochrane Atrium. The…

VMFA exhibition to explore transformative power of jewelry, art objects

Finding inspiration for his work in nature, the French-born designer Jean Schlumberger (1907–1987) created jewelry and accessories that transformed 20th-century fashion. The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, an exclusive new exhibition on view at VMFA from February 10 to June 18, 2017, will showcase a broad…

VMFA launches Scream Sundays

For the next three Sundays, visitors can see the internationally acclaimed exhibition Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for free. Scream Sundays takes its name from Munch’s iconic work, The Scream, which exists in a number of different versions. A rare black-and-white lithograph,…

VMFA Acquires Masterpiece by Romare Bearden

Three Folk Musicians, one of the most renowned works by American artist Romare Bearden (1911–1988), was recently acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and will go on view in the Mid to Late 20th-Century Galleries on the museum’s second floor for a limited time from February 1 to March 6, 2017. The VMFA…

VMFA Teams Up with Google to Magnify the Visitor Experience

Art Camera enables on-site and online visitors to explore their favorite works in stunning detail The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently had 42 works in its collection captured by the Google Art Camera, a robotic camera custom-built to produce ultra-high resolution gigapixel images. Severin Roesen’s The Abundance of Nature is just one example of how the…

VMFA and Library of Virginia Announce Winner of Annual Art in Literature Award

VMFA and Library of Virginia Announce Winner of Annual Art in Literature Award Fourth recipient to be honored at 2016 Virginia Literary Awards The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Virginia are pleased to announce the winner of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This year’s finalists for…