Mexican Hot Chocolate

VMFA Restaurants Attract Food Enthusiasts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ two restaurants are expanding food and wine offerings to Richmond’s ever-growing “foodie” scene. From engaging local purveyors to featuring local artisanal cheeses and spirits, VMFA is serving something new this spring.

Anniversary Gift

75th Anniversary Gifts

More than two years ago, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director Alex Nyerges proposed to his curatorial staff a special collection-building effort to mark the museum’s 75th anniversary year in 2011 – 75 gifts of art for 75 years of VMFA history. The goal was surpassed and the museum received 235 gifts throughout the year.

VMFA Reflecting Pond

A Creative Weekend Getaway in Richmond with a Gas Credit

It’s time for an art-filled creative adventure in an historic bed and breakfast to enjoy the art, history, shopping and culinary experiences of Richmond, Va. With this package you can “go green” and delight in the pleasure of a beautiful, pedestrian neighborhood by walking to museums, shops, entertainment and restaurants while enjoying the charm of historic architecture. As a special incentive, the Richmond B&Bs are offering a $20 credit per room to help cover gas expenses.

Special Exhibitions and Gallery Installations 2012

With an exciting lineup of special exhibitions, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts brings the world to Richmond in the form of great art representing the span of world cultures. VMFA is internationally recognized for its ambitious special exhibitions drawn from the world’s finest public and private art collections, as well as the museum’s permanent collection.

McGlothlin Wing

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Named Travel Attraction of the Year by Southeast Tourism Society

During its recent Shining Example Awards ceremony, the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) named the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) the 2011 Travel Attraction of the Year. This marks the first time this prestigious award has been given to a museum and the third consecutive year the Richmond Region has received a Shining Example Award.

Painting Acquisition

September 2011 Acquisitions

After the board of trustees accepts the acquisitions, the art becomes the property of the Commonwealth of Virginia to protect, preserve and interpret.