Wesselmann Painting

Tom Wesselmann’s Pop Art Makes a Statement

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.

Chihuly Piece

Glassblowing Comes to the iPhone

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and The Martin Agency announced today a joint effort that brings to life works of art by artist Dale Chihuly. To complement Chihuly’s exhibition at VMFA, The Martin Agency worked with Unit9 in London to create the first ever glassblowing iPhone app, inspired by Chihuly’s unique art process.


Hollywood Icons Come to VMFA

Next year brings a major exhibition featuring costumes from iconic films to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Hollywood Costume from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London opens November 2, 2013.

Chihuly Chandelier

Chihuly Chandelier Will Beckon Visitors

A signature installation of the Dale Chihuly exhibition begins October 5 and will feature an intricate, 3,000 pound glass chandelier visible from the museum’s main approach. Blue Ridge Chandelier will hang adjacent to the Tiffany Christ Resurrection Window. The fall exhibition, Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, opens October 20.

Goddess Bodhiruma

East Asian Galleries Open this Month

On September 20, VMFA will celebrate the public opening of the new East Asian art galleries. The East Asian suite – about 5,000 square feet – is devoted to display 250 artworks in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean galleries. Many of the works acquired in recent years will be on display for the first time.