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Dance After Work

Friday, August 21, 2020 | Tango & Salsa Sessions begin at 7 and 7:30 pm Join VMFA and the professional dancers with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios live from their studio in Midlothian for a free group dance class. This lesson teaches some basics of Tango and Salsa. Register free for the zoom session or tune in…

Virtual Symposium – The Kamoinge Workshop: Collaboration, Community and Photography

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in partnership with VCU School of the Arts and ICA, VCU, is hosting a symposium in conjunction with the special exhibition, Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop. Join the museum weekly for panel discussions with Kamoinge artists and scholars to contextualize and address Kamoinge’s role in the history of 20th-century photography,…

Sunken Cities Lecture Series

Egypt and Kush: Superpowers of the Nile Valley with Dr. Caroline M. Rocheleau, Egyptologist & Curator of Ancient Art, Project Director, Bacchus Conservation Project, North Carolina Museum of Art Fri, Sep 25 | 6:30–7:30 pm Join Nubiologist/Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau as she explores the complex relationship between the two superpowers of the ancient Nile Valley. Discover…

Virtual Family Day – Celebrate the Art of Latin America: The Andes

Sat, Sep 12 | 11 am–3 pm

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Welcome to VMFA’s VIRTUAL FAMILY DAY EVENT Celebrate the Art of Latin America: The Andes Thank you for joining us to celebrate the art and culture of Latin America at VMFA’s FIRST Virtual Family Day! Explore as we learn about the Andes through activities inspired by works of art in VMFA’s collection, performances by the…

The Merging of Egyptian and Greek Artistic Traditions

with Dr. Jeremy McInerny, Professor of Classical Studies, UPENN

Thu, Jan 14 | 6:30–7:30 pm

Virtual Presentation through Zoom

Tickets Available Soon! Speaker Bio Jeremy McInerney is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Greek history. He has done research on ethnicity and landscape, and his current research is focused on the function of hybridity in Greek culture. He has also recently published studies of the temple of Hephaistos…

Egypt and Kush: Superpowers of the Nile Valley

with Dr. Caroline M. Rocheleau, Egyptologist & Curator of Ancient Art, Project Director, Bacchus Conservation Project, North Carolina Museum of Art

Fri, Sep 25 | 6:30–7:30 pm

Virtual Presentation through Zoom

Join Nubiologist/Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau as she explores the complex relationship between the two superpowers of the ancient Nile Valley. Discover the similarities and differences between Egypt and its southern neighbor, the Kingdom of Kush in Nubia, and learn how differently the two were perceived by early explorers and the West. Speaker Bio Caroline Rocheleau obtained…

Re-Membering Osiris: Overcoming Death in Ancient Egypt

with Dr. Robert Ritner, Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

Sun, Oct 25 | 2:30–3:30 pm

Virtual Presentation through Zoom

This lecture will examine the underlying mythology, symbolism, and festival rituals for Osiris, the Egyptian god of the dead, focusing on the rites of reanimation celebrated at the now sunken city of Canopus on the Mediterranean coast. Speaker Bio Robert K. Ritner is the inaugural Rowe Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the…

The Maritime History & Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

with Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman, Archaeologist and Director of the American Center of Oriental Research

Sun Nov 15 | 2:30–3:30 pm

Virtual Presentation through Zoom

With their reliance on the Nile, oases, and seas, it should come as no surprise that the ancient inhabitants of Egypt incorporated the life-sustaining waters in their material and spiritual worlds. Indeed, ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman ingenuity often circumvented natural geological barriers, resulting in the redirection of these bodies of water, if only partial…

The Art of Object Conservation

Fri, Dec 11 | 6:30–7:30 pm

Virtual Presentation through Zoom

with Elsa Sanguoard, Senior Conservator, USS Monitor Center, Newport News, VA, in conversation with Ainslie Harrison, Associate Objects Conservator, VMFA,moderated by Dr. Peter Schertz, Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art, VMFA Join experts in the field of conservation for a discussion about the different techniques and strategies needed to stabilize objects for…