Cost: Tours are free

Friday Art & Wine

Every Friday, open until 9 pm
Happy Hour 5:30–7:30 pm

Best Café and VMFA galleries

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy Happy Hour specials on beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. There’s something new every week. View the schedule below to see upcoming performances, wine-tastings, dance parties, and more!

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VMFA First Friday performance with Conference Call.November 4, 6-8pm.
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VMFA First Friday performance with Conference Call.
November 4, 6-8pm.

First Fridays, October 4: Keisha Wallace

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Oct 4, 5:30–8:30 pm
Atrium

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Keisha Wallace (2018 Artsies winner in the category of “Promising Newcomer” for Food, Clothing, and Shelter with Firehouse Theater) brings to VMFA, in her own words, “her intricate harmonies and smooth melodies”. This October we are pleased to welcome Keisha Sounds and the KBG to the First Fridays series. With a diverse background in the performing arts including music, stage and TV, come out and party with our first indoor concert of the fall season. Half-priced beer and wine from BEST Café starts at 5:30 and Keisha delivers her “pop/R&B vibe with a dance edge that is undeniably enticing” at 6 in the Atrium.


Second Fridays: Wine Tasting

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Second Friday of every month, open until 9 pm
Best Café 

At VMFA’s Best Cafe, taste different wines from around the world—reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a variety of wine experts, who will be available for discussion and questions. Later, tour VMFA’s galleries, open until 9 pm.


Third Fridays: Dance After Work

6–8:30 pm
Atrium
Free; no tickets required


Fourth Fridays: Craft Beer Night

Fourth Friday of every month, serving from 5:30–7:30 pm, galleries open until 9 pm
Best Café

At VMFA’s Best Cafe, taste different beers from around Virginia from 5:30–7:30 pm. Learn about the beers from the breweries themselves, who will be available for discussion and questions. Later, tour VMFA’s galleries, open until 9 pm.

October 25 – Center of the Universe Brewing from Ashland, Va


Summer Breeze Fridays


Friday Jun 28, Jul 26, Aug 30, and Sep 20
5:30–8:30 pm | Sculpture Garden

The only thing better than Friday Art & Wine is the added fun of Summer Breeze Fridays! Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes, too!
DJ Music | Outdoor Patio in VMFA Sculpture Garden (indoors if it rains)

Featuring:

  • DJ Lady Syren on 6/28
  • DJ Shanel on 7/26
  • DJ Trantic on 8/30
  • DJ Marc on 9/20

Friday Night Favorites

Fridays, 6 pm | Meet at Welcome Kiosk

With VMFA’s many galleries and rotating exhibits, you can never see everything in one visit.  Join one of our docents for a Friday night tour of their favorite objects sampled from the many collections throughout the museum.  You may leave with a new favorite yourself!

Free; no registration required
Subject to docent availability

Friday Nights Are Better By Half

Fridays, 7 & 7:30 pm | Meet at Welcome Kiosk

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy Happy Hour specials on beverages all evening and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. Tours have a different theme each week.

Free; no registration required
Subject to docent availability