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.

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

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

VMFA is the first art museum in the United States to establish an extensive collaborative project with the Palace Museum in Beijing. The two museums are in the midst of a series of projects between 2010 and 2016 that include exhibition exchanges and staff site visits in the areas of administration, curatorial, conservation, education, and security.

Walter Ufer's On the Rio Grande

VMFA Acquires Major Taos School Painting

Among the significant acquisitions accepted by the VMFA’s board of trustees on June 17 are a painting of a Pueblo Indian by a leading member of the Taos Society, an Egyptian mummy portrait mask, a South Asian shield of steel, gold and silver, and a Japanese Noh mask.