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.

Miwako Nishizawa: Twelve Views of Virginia

A California-based Japanese artist, Miwako Nishizawa, specializes in the traditional shin-hanga Japanese woodblock technique that revitalized the ukiyo-e tradition in early 20th century Japan. As part of their interest in the work of Japanese shin-hanga artist Kawase Hasui, collectors René and Carolyn Balcer commissioned Nishizawa to execute Twelve Views of Virginia in the shin-hanga style, which will be on view November 15, 2014 to March 29, 2015.

Kawase Hasui's Fine Winter's Sky

Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints

Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints presents more than 100 woodblock prints, rarely-seen screens, scroll and fan paintings, and preparatory materials that explore the dynamic early work of famous Japanese landscape artist Kawase Hasui. The exhibition, on display November 15, 2014 – March 29, 2015, is drawn primarily from VMFA’s noted collection of Hasui prints.