Dorothy and the late Herb Vogel

Exhibition Showcases Major Donation

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ summer exhibition includes 50 contemporary works donated by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. A librarian and a postal clerk respectively, the fabled art collectors amassed 5,000 [not sure where this number comes from?] works while living in a one-bedroom New York apartment. Primarily a collection of drawings, the Vogels’ collection also includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by more than 170 contemporary artists, mainly working in the United States.

VMFA 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 Also, keep in mind that some events may change and the best way to find an updated list of programs is on our website:

Frances G. McGlothlin Wing

VMFA Architect Rick Mather Dies

Rick Mather, architect of the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing and the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, has died at age 75 after a short illness.

McGlothlin Wing

William A. Royall, Jr. Elected VMFA President

William A. Royall, Jr. has been elected president of the VMFA Board of Trustees. He will assume office at the beginning of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2013. Thurston Moore of Hunton & Williams has served as President for the past three years.

Bedroom Painting

Art Museum Day on May 18

On May 18th, VMFA will offer free admission to the special exhibition Pop Art and Beyond: Tom Wesselmann as part of the American Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Art Museum Day. The celebration complements International Museum Day, an annual worldwide event coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Museum Entrance

2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Nation’s Talented Teens

Twenty-five students from the Richmond region received National Awards for their artwork submitted to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, recognizing outstanding creative teenagers and offering scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. Of these National Awards, 15 received Gold Medals and 12 received Silver Medals.