Painting Acquisition

European Collection Fact Sheet

The European Art Department at VMFA comprises more than 10,000 objects in all media dating from the Early Middle Ages to the 20th Century, including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and works on paper. It includes the Mellon Collections of British Sporting Art, French Art, American Sporting and Historical Art, and Jewelry and objects by Jean Schlumberger.

McGlothlin Wing

In Pursuit of Quality: Patrons of VMFA

2009-10-09 The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has built its collections entirely by private patronage since its 1936 opening in the midst of the Great Depression. VMFA continues to position itself successfully for a healthy, vibrant future, through support from the Commonwealth of Virginia an

McGinness Painting

VMFA Commissions Painting by Ryan McGinness for Display in McGlothlin Wing

2009-08-05 200 Works from Museum’s Collection To Be Represented in Artist’s New Painting When the doors of the expanded Virginia Museum of Fine Arts open on May 1, the first work of art that visitors will see is “Art History is Not Linear (VMFA),” a Ryan McGinness painting commissioned