April 23, 2013
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.
April 3, 2013
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).
March 27, 2013
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.
March 22, 2013
VMFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Darrian P. Mack in the new position of Director of Audience Development. Mack joins the Art and Education Division, reporting to the Deputy Director for Art and Education, and will support mission-critical efforts across the museum with an emphasis on programming.
March 21, 2013
American artist Tom Wesselmann is one of the leading figures in the American Pop Art movement with a career spanning more than four decades. Opening April 6, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers the first comprehensive North American retrospective of Wesselmann’s work. VMFA is the only East Coast venue for this exhibition.