ARTrageous meets the City of Light

VMFA’s signature biennial fundraising event will be inspired by the recent exhibition Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower and the upcoming Rodin: Evolution of a Genius to create an evening filled with dancing, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres on September 12. The theme is Fête des Artistes to evoke the nightlife of Paris.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts generated more than $145M for the state

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts brings the world to Virginia, but last year it also was responsible for more than $145 million in economic impact to both the Commonwealth and the Richmond region. This is one of the many findings from a recent economic impact study examining the museum’s operations and visitor spending for FY2014, using FY2008 as a benchmark.

VMFA Opens Pop-Up at Short Pump Town Center

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Shop announces the opening of a satellite retail store at Short Pump Town Center on August 3, 2015. ShopVMFA will be open through January 2016 on the upper level between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel.

VMFA Special Exhibitions & Gallery Installations

Exhibitions are subject to change. General admission to VMFA permanent collections is always free. Some special exhibitions require an admission fee, and members receive free admission to all ticketed exhibitions, as noted in each description.

Native American art on view this week

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently acquired 21 new artworks for its Native American collection. This acquisition includes objects from the Plains, Puebloan Southwest, Arctic North, and Northwest Coast. Highlights of the new collection include a Pueblo/Apache shirt and a Northern Great Lakes/Eastern Plains headdress.

VMFA Program & Event Calendar

VMFA offers a variety of programs throughout the year, from films to lectures to art classes. For more information about these programs, please call Visitor Services at 804-340-1400 or visitorservices@vmfa.museum. Also, keep in mind that some events may change and the best way to find an updated list of programs is on our website. Recurring…

Allan Altholz Named Director of Marketing and Communications

Allan Altholz has been named director of marketing and communications at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Beginning May 26, Altholz will be responsible for growing VMFA’s visitation and public image. He will work to promote the museum’s breadth of valuable resources and works. “We are thrilled to have someone with Allan’s range of experience…

Michael Taylor Appointed Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Following an extensive international search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Dr. Michael R. Taylor as chief curator and deputy director for art and education, effective August 10. In this key leadership position, crucial to the museum’s new strategic plan, Taylor will oversee the division of art and education, which encompasses VMFA’s curatorial,…