Photo: Jérôme Delafosse © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

Member Preview: Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Wed, July 1 | 10 am–9 pm

Thu, July 2 | 10 am–9 pm

Fri, July 3 | 10 am–9 pm

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Dive into one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities. The exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see treasures recovered from two powerful ancient Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean more than a thousand years ago.…

Photo: Jérôme Delafosse © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

Member Mondays: Sunken Cities: Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Jul 6, 2020 | 5–9 pm

Aug 3, 2020 | 5–9 pm

Sep 7, 2020 | 5–9 pm

Oct 5, 2020 | 5–9 pm

Nov 2, 2020 | 5–9 pm

Dec 7, 2020 | 5–9 pm

Jan 11, 2021 | 5–9 pm

Enjoy a series of eight special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities on a night the museum is closed to the general public. Members are encouraged to bring up to two guests (per membership). Dive into one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time.…

3 in 30: Shared Artistic Roots

Tue, July 7 | 11–11:30 am

Tue, July 7 | 6:30–7:30pm


There are a number of things that set Southern artists apart from anyone else,” said photographer Sally Mann regarding her relationship with painter Cy Twombly. Join Jeffrey Allison, Manager of Statewide Programs, and explore Twombly and Mann’s deep connection to the place where they lived and created their art.

Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature Opening

Fri, Aug 14, 2020 | 6:30–7:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Tickets Available Soon! Celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature and explore the artist’s lifelong connection to music. As a tribute to Adams—one of America’s most celebrated photographers—the evening includes a special performance of selected themes from the Brubeck composition “Ansel Adams: America” by Michael Jefry Stevens, pianist and composer.…

Agora Film Showing

with Dr. Peter Schertz, Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art, VMFA, in conversation with VIDA WILLIAMS, Data Scientist, Singlestone & Program Chair, CodeVA

Sun, Jun 14, 2020 | 1–4 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

In Alexandria, Egypt, AD 391, Hypatia—one of the earliest female mathematicians, astronomers, and philosophers—is caught up in society’s upheavals: the rise of Christianity as a political force, religious conflict, and threats to institutions of higher learning. Hypatia’s student Orestes is in love with her as is her personal servant. Hypatia only interests are the movement of…

Photo: Jérôme Delafosse © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

Opening Talk: Sunken Treasures from Ancient Egypt

with Franck Goddio, Founder and President of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology 

Thu, Jul 9 | 5–6 pm

Virtual Presentation

Franck Goddio will highlight the thrilling discoveries at the heart of the exhibition Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities. Since 1996, Goddio and his team of archaeologists, Egyptologists, historians, geologists, geophysicists, and computer engineers have been surveying Aboukir Bay. After four years, they located the submerged ancient city of Thonis-Heracleion and parts of the city…

Wine Tasting & Art Making with Imagery Estate Winery

Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 6–8 PM

Best Cafe

At VMFA’s Best Café, taste the new collection of Imagery wines, blending the spirit of our Sonoma estate with today’s most popular varietals. Each of Imagery’s new California tier of wines takes a traditional varietal and adds a little twist – something unexpected, something out of the ordinary, something very Imagery. For this new collection…

Quill Theatre Presents: The Great Gatsby

March 6–22 | Fri & Sat, 8 pm; Sun, 2 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed, and danger. The breathtaking glamor and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in this adaptation by Simon Levy from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.…

The 27th James River Film Festival

Wed, Mar 18 | 6:30–9 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Two true tales from Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory by Catherine O’Sullivan Shorr and Patrick Nagle: How Andy Discovered (and lost) Edie and Created the Superstars (2018; 43 min): When Warhol opened the doors to his Studio/Factory in his prolific period of the 1960s a glamorous muse showed up to inspire him, Edie Sedgwick. Uncensored interviews and…

3 in 30: Kamoinge

Tue, May 5 | 11–11:30 am

Thu, May 7 | 6:30–7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services

Join Professional Photographer and Studio School Administrative Assistant for the Studio School, for a tour that highlights three works of art in the special exhibition, Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop.