Gallery Programs

Upcoming Programs


3 in 30 PLUS: Train Like an Artist | In-person

Tue, Jul 5, 11 am–noon | Meet at Visitor Services 

Step into the shoes of a late 19th- and early 20th-century painter studying ancient sculpture, the "Old masters" and history painting. Led by Celeste Fetta, Director of Education, in conversation with artist and Studio School instructor Amy Smith experience the process by which American expatriates learned their craft in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts through drawing activities and critique. Drawing is encouraged but not required; all supplies will be provided. 

Free; no tickets required.


3 in 30 PLUS: Train Like an Artist | Virtual

Thu, Jul 7, 11 am–noon | Virtual

Step into the shoes of a late 19th- and early 20th-century painter studying ancient sculpture, the "Old masters" and history painting. Led by Celeste Fetta, Director of Education, in conversation with artist and Studio School instructor Amy Smith experience the process by which American expatriates learned their craft in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts through drawing activities and critique.

Free; registration via zoom required.


Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits Teen Journaling Workshop

Fri, Jul 22, 4–5:30 pm | Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits exhibition, Evans Court Gallery

Join us in the Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits exhibition for a guided dreaming and journaling workshop, inspired by themes from the exhibition. Facilitated by VMFA’s summer Teen Terns, who developed this program. This program is open to youth ages 11–18. 

Space is limited; tickets required.

$8 (VMFA members free)
Price of the workshop includes exhibition entry.


3 in 30: Wrathful Himalayan Deities | In-person

Tue, Aug 2, 11–11:30 am | Meet at Visitor Services 

Explore the permanent collection of Himalayan art with Dr. John Henry Rice, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, to discover some of Tibetan Buddhism's most intense and powerful deities. This program is inspired by the special exhibition Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits, in which the Nepalese-born Tibetan American contemporary artist imagines Himalayan deities transformed and transported to modern settings. 

Free; no tickets required.


3 in 30: Wrathful Himalayan Deities | Virtual

Thu, Aug 4, 11–11:30 am | Virtual

Explore the permanent collection of Himalayan art with Dr. John Henry Rice, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, to discover some of Tibetan Buddhism's most intense and powerful deities. This program is inspired by the special exhibition Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits, in which the Nepalese-born Tibetan American contemporary artist imagines Himalayan deities transformed and transported to modern settings. 

Free; registration via zoom required.


Wish-Fulfilling Tree Meditation Session

Fri, Aug 19, 6–7 pm | Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits exhibition, Evans Court Gallery

Join Korantema Pierce Williams, mindfulness educator and MBSR consultant, for a mindful movement and meditative contemplation of the Wish-Fulfilling Tree. This experience invites participants into individual exploration of the sacred and secular practice within their body, mind, and the work.

Free with exhibition entry. Limited capacity; advance reservations recommended.


3 in 30: New Rotations in the Ancient Art Galleries | In-person

Tue, Sep 6, 11–11:30 am | Meet at Visitor Services 

Join Dr. Peter Schertz, the VMFA Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art, for an exploration of new acquisitions and rotations in the Ancient Art Galleries at VMFA.

Free; no tickets required.


3 in 30: New Rotations in the Ancient Art Galleries | Virtual

Thu, Sep 8, 11–11:30 am | Virtual

Join Dr. Peter Schertz, the VMFA Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art, for an exploration of new acquisitions and rotations in the Ancient Art Galleries at VMFA.

Free; registration via zoom required.