Adult Group Visits


VMFA is currently offering guided and self-directed visits to our permanent galleries as well as Special Exhibitions. For more information contact our Adult and College Group Tour Coordinator at


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On October 21, 2023, VMFA will open a free exhibition in our Evans Court Galleries.

Willie Anne Wright: Artist and Alchemist, will run through April 28,2024. Guided tours of this exhibition are $10 per person, for groups of 10 or more, or $100 for a group of less than 10 people.

Willie Anne Wright is an international renowned photographer and painter whose Richmond-based career spans over six decades! From playful and irreverent scenes of everyday life to ethereal evocations of the past, Willie Anne Wright’s experimental paintings and photographs examine pop-culture, feminine identity, the pull of history and the shifting cultural landscape of the South. For more information about this exhibition, click here.

On November 18, 2023, VMFA opens its Fall Special Exhibition, Dawoud Bey: Elegy.
This exhibition will run through February 25. 2024. The cost for tickets is $12 individually, but if you have a group of 10 or more, I can offer you the discounted rate of $10 per person.
Because of the immersive quality of this exhibition, guided tours will not be offered.

Dawoud Bey: Elegy will consist of 42 mesmerizing and evocative photographs and two film installations. Dawoud Bey has turned his camera lens toward geographic locations that have significant historical value. Landscape photographs and film installations in this exhibition include immersive sound elements to engage the imagination and facilitate an experiential shift from mere viewer to active participant. Click here for more information about this exhibition.

Guided Tour Offerings:

All guided tours are subject to tour, and gallery availability and require at least a three-week notice. The cost for a guided tour is $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. If you have a group of less than 10 people, the cost for a guided tour is $100. VMFA Scavenger hunts are $15 per person, for groups of 9 or more.

Adult Highlights Tour

Maximum group size is 60 adults
Learn about VMFA and its extensive collection of art! Visitors will see art that spans over 6,000 years of history and represents many different cultures.

Mellon: Impressionist Gallery Tour

Maximum group size is 30 adults (Tours of these galleries will not be offered between June 20 and July 28th due to temporary gallery closures).
Join us for a tour of our Mellon French Galleries with a focus on Impressionism. View work from such artists as Monet, Renoir, Degas and Van Gogh. The artists in this gallery experimented with concepts such as color and light, forming the basis for the European Modern Art Movement.

American Galleries

Maximum group size is 30 adults
VMFA holds one of the finest collections of American art in the nation. These galleries include works from such artists as George Inness, John Singer Sargent, and Georgia O’Keefe.


Maximum group size is 15 adults
Explore the famed Faberge galleries. VMFA’s collection includes five Imperial Eggs, making it the largest public collection of Faberge Eggs outside of Russia!

Elegance and Wonder: Masterpieces of European Art from the Jordan and Thomas A. Saunders III Collection

Maximum group size is 30 adults
Explore one of the most revered private collections in America, now on loan at VMFA! This vast display of art includes rich oil paintings by preeminent 17th and 18th – century European artists such as the Brueghel family, Canaletto, Franz Hals, Peter Paul Rubens and more. This installation invites the viewers to experience the work of art in the manner they would have been displayed in an 18th-century palace.

African American Art

Maximum group size is 60 adults
VMFA holds an amazing collection of art by African American and African Diasporic artists. From enslaved artists such as potter, David Drake, through the innovative styles of Aaron Douglas, to the reimagining of art by Kehinde Wiley, VMFA’s collection spans the history of the U.S.A.

VMFA Scavenger Hunts:

Superstars of VMFA

Enjoy a mini pop culture trek through the museum to view famous artists and their sometimes even more famous subjects.

The Pursuit of Power

Discovery ways an image is used to denote power and wealth in varying cultures.

Artful Globe Trekking

Look for clues from around the world, while viewing art in VMFA’s permanent collection.

Garden Party

Stroll through a garden of cultures and artists to see how nature has affected art throughout the centuries

Femmes Fantastiques

Enjoy works of art created by woman artists.

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