Dark Knight Rises, The

Hollywood Costumes Span a Century

VMFA’s fall exhibition includes an infusion of more than 100 of the most recognizable costumes designed for unforgettable cinema characters covering a century of film-making. Opening November 9, Hollywood Costume brings the rich and uniquely American history of film to life through these iconic costumes. Movies are a key aspect of national and global culture, and not only will Virginians have the opportunity to see them in person, but they will also be able to personally engage with the Present a Hollywood Costume program.

Art Acquisition

Summer Art Acquisitions

The following artworks were approved by the VMFA Board of Trustees in June 2013. VMFA is a state agency and a public/private partnership. All works of art are purchased with private funds from dedicated endowments. After VMFA’s board approves proposed acquisitions on a quarterly basis, the art becomes the property of the Commonwealth of Virginia to protect, preserve, and interpret.

Robinson House

VMFA Plans Regional Visitor Center in Historic Robinson House

Since the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened in May 2010, its annual attendance has been the largest of any attraction in the region. Because of its proximity to I-95/I-64 and its leadership position, VMFA will rehabilitate the historic Robinson House and repurpose it to include a regional visitor center.

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 visitorservices@vmfa.museum. Also, keep in mind that some events may change and the best way to find an updated list of programs is on our website: http://www.vmfa.museum/default.aspx.

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.