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.

VMFA Showcases African-American Artists for Black History Month

In honor of Black History month, VMFA will showcase both visual and performing African American artists. Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes will perform on Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. for the First Fridays program at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Since the 1940’s VMFA has sought works by African-American artists for the 19th, 20th, and 21st century collections.

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.

Special Exhibitions & Gallery Installations 2014-2015

Special Exhibitions Fusion: Art of the 21st-Century December 19, 2014 – July 26, 2015 21st-Century Gallery Free Showing works by an increasingly diverse roster of global artists, VMFA’s 21st-century gallery reflects the expanded nature of contemporary art. The next exhibition, titled Fusion, builds on this focus. It emphasizes new acquisitions—many on view for the first…

Fusion: Art of the 21st-Century

Showing works by a diverse roster of global artists, VMFA’s 21st-century gallery reflects the expanded nature of contemporary art. Fusion: Art of the 21st Century, opening December 19, 2014, builds on this focus. It emphasizes new acquisitions—many on view for the first time—and includes a substantial number of works by African and African-American artists and works from Latin American, the Caribbean, and Mexico.