John B. Ravenal Appointed to deCordova Museum Director Position

John B Ravenal, VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis family curator of modern and contemporary art, has been named the new director of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. Since his arrival in 1998, John has enhanced the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ collection and reputation in modern and contemporary art through scholarship, innovative curatorial projects, major publications, and key acquisitions.

First Crowdfunding Initiative is a Resounding Success

VMFA kicked off its first-ever crowdfunding campaign on September 22, 2014, and has received enthusiastic responses from the public—from Bon Air to Barcelona—raising $61,225 in a 26-day campaign. The total includes a generous match from Frank Qiu and Ting Xu on behalf of Evergreen Enterprises, who agreed to match donors’ contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.…

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China

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.

Help VMFA Build the Forbidden City

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is launching its first crowdfunding campaign to support the exhibition fund.  Supporters will be invited to help build a scaled version of the Forbidden City featuring the hundreds of buildings that make up the complex. The crowdfunding campaign, which starts today, will conclude on October 17, the day before the opening…

Fine Arts & Flowers Returns to VMFA

Fine Arts & Flowers will return to the galleries of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts November 5-9. This fall’s exhibition will be the event’s 12th anniversary, combining works of art in the museum’s permanent collection with unique interpretations in flowers and foliage.