Fellowship Recipients’ Exhibitions Go Statewide

Since 2009, VMFA has displayed the work of Visual Arts Fellowship recipients on the museum’s campus, as well as at Richmond International Airport. In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the VMFA Fellowship program this year, VMFA is expanding the exposure of this artwork across the Commonwealth with the opening of an exhibition at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va.

Important Ancient Greek Vase Acquired

An important ancient vase will complement the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ collection of ancient vases. It was installed in the Ancient Mediterranean galleries on May 7, 2015, and was among more than 100 works acquired in at the March 19 meeting of the VMFA Board of Trustees.

Organic: Photographs of the Natural World. Michael Lease, Bellevue Chinese Witch Hazel, 2012.

VMFA Special Exhibitions & Gallery Installations

Special Exhibitions Organic: Photographs of the Natural World April 11 – October 12, 2015 Photography Gallery Free From the scientific to the symbolic, photographs of nature have played an integral role in the history of the medium. While the impulse to make images of flowers and trees runs deep through the photographic tradition, this exhibition…

It’s Your Art!

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

Fund Established In Honor of Lizzie Edmunds Boyd

Enhanced professional development for VMFA staff and funds for the upkeep and maintenance of VMFA’s gardens and grounds are the beneficiaries of the newly established Lizzie Edmunds Boyd Fund.

Félix Bracquemond: Impressionist Innovator

French printmaker and designer Félix Bracquemond (1833–1914) produced more than 800 etchings during a prolific career that spanned the late 19th century. Though celebrated from the outset of his career as a skilled etcher, Bracquemond enthusiastically championed the etching revival in France, prominently leading the charge toward redefining etching as a highly original art form. Despite his status while living as a luminary within the Paris Salon and avant-garde artistic circles associated with Impressionisme and Japonisme Bracquemond’s work is little known today. The exhibition is on view through October 4, 2015.

VMFA awards more than $5 million to Virginia artists in the past 75 years

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will exceed a total of $5 million with 1,250 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. The Virginia Museum awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2015-16 for a total of $162,000.