Intersecting History Museum Crawl

Sat, Dec 14, 2019 | 10 am–4 pm

Join Initiatives of Change USA for Intersecting History’s first Museum Crawl on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm, in celebration of the permanent installation of Kehinde Wiley’s sculpture, Rumors of War. Free. Transportation includes stops at all six participating institutions. Hop on and off the bus to visit: Virginia Museum of…

Museum Store Sunday

Sun, Dec 1 | 10 am–5 pm

Join us on Sunday, December 1st in the VMFA Shop for the 3rd annual Museum Store Sunday! Shop local, shop with a purpose, shop hand-selected, unique, curated gifts for your family and friends! 20% Discount for Members and 10% for non-members!* Sign up with your email to spin our prize wheel and be entered to…

Black Friday in the VMFA Shop

Fri, Nov 22 | 10 am–9 pm


Join us in the VMFA Shop for the most anticipated shopping day of the year! Members save 20%* all day in-store and online. To shop online, enter your member ID at checkout to receive the 20% discount. *Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Excludes Chihuly Studio Editions, Marie Chamblin, Gabriel O’Fiesh, Memberships, Sale…

Artist Talk: Paul Rucker

Fri, Feb 21 | 6:30–7:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Join artist, Paul Rucker, for a discussion of his art and practice which is multidisciplinary as he creates work as a visual artist, composer and musician.

Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop

with Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in conversation with Nell Draper-Winston

Thu, Jan 30 | 6:30-7:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, curator of Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop will provide an overview of the exhibition that features photography from the Kamoinge Workshop, an artist collective founded in New York City in 1963. Nell Draper-Winston, sister of the photographer Louis Draper, will join Dr. Eckhardt in conversation to discuss her brother’s…

Now Upon a Time Listening Party

Sun, Nov 17 | 1–3:00 pm


Join the VMFA on Nov. 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the launch of Now Upon A Time, a new storytelling podcast that reimagines classic tales with modern, empowering messages. Kids and parents will hear live music, participate in hands-on activities and listen to the stories of two smart, brave and bold princesses…

3 in 30: Impersistence of Surrealism?

with Trent Nicholas, Media Programs Coordinator, VMFA

Tue, Dec 3 | 11:00 –11:30 am

Thu, Dec 5, 6:30–7:00 pm

Meet at Visitor Services

This gallery tour will explore three works in the VMFA’s French Modernist Gallery that have contentious, submerged or even estranged relationships with Surrealism.

Community Conversation: The Eggleston Family Legacy and The Green Book

Sun, Jan 26 | 2–3:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Discover the history of The Negro Motorist Green Book through a screening of the Smithsonian Channel film The Green Book: Guide to Freedom (51 min) followed by a discussion between Melody Short, Director of Operations and Marketing, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns; Dr. Michael Hall, Assistant Professor of English, VCU; and Neverett Eggleston Jr., whose…

Get to Know Fellowships: Free Funding for Virginia’s Artists and Art Historians

with Jenny Harding, Former VMFA Fellowship Program Coordinator

Tue, Oct 22 | 1–2 pm

Pauley Center 2nd Floor Conference Room

Learn more about the VMFA Fellowship Program with this free discussion open to practicing and aspiring artists and art historians. Former Fellowship Program Coordinator Jenny Harding will provide a history of the program and review the eligibility requirements as well as helpful hints for navigating the application process.

Edward Hopper Movie Double Feature

Sun, Jan 12 2020 | 1–4:45 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Edward Hopper was known for his love of movies. VMFA recreates the matinee double feature with movies inspired by Hopper’s painting style. Force of Evil (1948; B&W; 79 min) The great John Garfield plays a crooked lawyer who urges his small-time racketeer brother to move up into the hardcore gangster numbers racket. Director Abraham Polonsky…