Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Photo by David Stover, © 2020 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VMFA Awards More Than $120,000 to 23 Virginia Student and Professional Artists

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is delighted to announce the 2022–23 recipients of its Visual Arts Fellowships. Twenty-three students and professional artists were awarded over $120,000 toward their artistic careers.  The VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship program has awarded more than $5.9 million to more than 1,400 artists since 1940. Recipients…

Forgive Me (Portrait of Keith McDaniel), 1984, Jerry Torn (American, 1933–2018), color lithograph on paper. Gift of Jerry Torn

VMFA on the Road Artmobile Exhibition Coming to a Location Near You

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century is kicking off 2022 with a new exhibition, Revealing and Obscuring Identity: Portraits from the Permanent Collection. This exciting exhibition of paintings, photographs and prints from the museum’s permanent collection explores…

Sunlight, 1909, Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862–1951), oil on canvas. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, John Herron Fund, 11.1. © The Frank W. Benson Trust

VMFA Announces Upcoming Exhibition Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced today that the highly anticipated exhibition Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France will be on view at the museum from April 16, 2022 to July 31, 2022. The exhibition, which made its debut at the Denver Art Museum, focuses on a group of…

Fly High, 2019, Tsherin Sherpa (American, born Nepal, 1968), metal leaf, acrylic and ink on canvas. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund, 2021.65

VMFA Announces Free Admission for Commonwealth of Virginia Employees and Preschool through 12th Grade Educators to the Exhibition Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Arts (VMFA) announced today that Commonwealth of Virginia employees and preschool and K–12 teachers (public and private) can receive free admission to the exhibition Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits on view at the museum from February 19, 2022 to October 16, 2022. Active-duty military and their immediate families can also…

Portrait of an African Man, 1819, Théodore Géricault (French, 1791–1824), oil on canvas. Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund by exchange, Gift of the Estate of John E. Stone in memory of Nell C. (Nono) Stone, by exchange, Gift of B. Gerald Cantor, by exchange, and Gift of Josephine Bay Paul and Michael Paul Foundation, Inc., and the Charles Ulrick and Joseph Bay Foundation, Inc., by exchange, 2021.184

Géricault’s Portrait of an African Man Acquired by VMFA

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) recently acquired Portrait of an African Man, a painting by French artist Théodore Géricault (1791–1824). “We are very excited to have this exemplary painting by Géricault — the masterful artist behind some of the most recognized works from early 19th-century French art — in the…

Spirits (Metamorphosis), 2019-20, Tsherin Sherpa (American, born Nepal, 1968) acrylic and ink on canvas. Collection of Dolma Chonzom Bhutia.

VMFA Presents Tsherin Sherpa’s First Solo Museum Exhibition

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) presents Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits, the first solo museum exhibition by the Nepalese-born Tibetan American contemporary artist. On view from February 19, 2022 to October 16, 2022, Spirits is a focused retrospective of Sherpa’s captivating and sublime works of paintings and sculpture. “Visitors to VMFA may…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Photo by David Stover, © 2020 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VMFA Offers Holiday Special Ticket Promotion for Two Acclaimed Photography Exhibitions

Richmond, Virginia — The holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and this season the museum is offering special combination tickets to see two critically acclaimed photography exhibitions, Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature and Man Ray: The Paris Years. Between November 25,…