Welcome to the VMFA online press room. This site is designed for use by the working media. Here you will find the latest releases and background information on the VMFA expansion, exhibitions, collection, programs and more.
May 13, 2013
VMFA offers a variety of programs throughout the year, from films to lectures to art classes. For more information about these programs, please call Visitor Services at 804-340-1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, keep in mind that some events may change and the best way to find an updated list of programs is on our website: http://www.vmfa.museum/default.aspx.
April 30, 2013
VMFA opens its permanent early 20th-century European art galleries on May 4, showcasing French and German art from the first half of the 20th century. The galleries, also known as the Deane & Goodwin Galleries, are located on the Atrium level of the museum.
April 24, 2013
With an exciting lineup of special exhibitions%252c the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts brings the world to Virginia 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. Exhibitions are subject to change. For the latest information please visit vmfa.museum/exhibitions. General admission is always free. Some special exhibitions require an admission fee.
April 23, 2013
Rick Mather, architect of the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing and the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, has died at age 75 after a short illness.
VMFA introduces Wild@Art a new app for smartphones highlighting more than 30 works of art from the museum’s collection, including select pieces from the current exhibition Domestic, Wild, Divine: Artists look at Animals.
April 16, 2013
William A. Royall, Jr. has been elected president of the VMFA Board of Trustees. He will assume office at the beginning of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2013. Thurston Moore of Hunton & Williams has served as President for the past three years.
April 10, 2013
March 2013 Acquisitions
April 3, 2013
On May 18th, VMFA will offer free admission to the special exhibition Pop Art and Beyond: Tom Wesselmann as part of the American Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Art Museum Day. The celebration complements International Museum Day, an annual worldwide event coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
March 27, 2013
Twenty-five students from the Richmond region received National Awards for their artwork submitted to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, recognizing outstanding creative teenagers and offering scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. Of these National Awards, 15 received Gold Medals and 12 received Silver Medals.
March 22, 2013
VMFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Darrian P. Mack in the new position of Director of Audience Development. Mack joins the Art and Education Division, reporting to the Deputy Director for Art and Education, and will support mission-critical efforts across the museum with an emphasis on programming.
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