April 13, 2016
More than 200 objects from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ renowned Fabergé collection have traveled to China, and will be on view at the Palace Museum in Beijing from April 15 to July 17, 2016.
March 21, 2016
Recent acquisitions place the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the forefront of museums and research institutions collecting African American art. These collecting areas are directly related to the museum’s strategic plan goal of significantly increasing VMFA’s holdings of African and African American art.
March 8, 2016
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently acquired 35 photographs by the Richmond-born, African-American artist Louis Draper (1935-2002), as well as his complete archive, which includes his papers, working prints, negatives, and camera equipment. This acquisition places VMFA at the forefront of museums and research institutions collecting African American art.
February 1, 2016
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.
January 26, 2016
VMFA recently completed a challenge grant in excess of $1.2M to benefit ARTshare, the museum’s digital technology and education initiative. The initial goal from the the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation was $600,000. The funds will directly support capital projects necessary to sustain VMFA as a 21st-century museum, including the development of new educational content and platforms.
December 10, 2015
Following an extensive search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Kimberly J. Wilson as the Deputy Director for Human Resources, Volunteers, & Community Service. An experienced human resources executive, Wilson will be responsible for overseeing organizational culture, recruitment, and work team evaluations. Wilson comes to VMFA after serving as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Client Services at The George Washington University.
December 10, 2015
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Dr. Leo G. Mazow as the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator and Head of the Department of American Art. Mazow comes to VMFA from his role as associate professor of art history at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He will begin his new post at the close of the academic year in June 2016.
November 10, 2015
An exhibition honoring the creative genius of master sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from November 21, 2015 to March 13, 2016. Drawn primarily from collections of the Musée Rodin, Paris, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition brings together more than 200 objects – fragile plasters, patinated bronzes, marbles, ceramics and works on paper – and examines the artist’s creative process.