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A Curator’s Gallery-by-Gallery Guide to Rodin

Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the European Art Department, who organized this exhibition for VMFA, points out some of the not-to-be-missed highlights in each gallery of the exhibition. Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3 Gallery 4  Gallery 5     Gallery 6 Gallery 7 Gallery 8   Curator’s Tip I encourage all visitors to dip into the…

Nightfall: Sensory Experiences

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. Many of the prints in Nightfall focus on responses…

Nightfall: Divine Apparitions

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. Nightfall includes two scenes of divine apparitions: William Strang’s…

Nightfall: Nighttime

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. Nighttime, a period in which darkness and drowsiness often…

Nightfall: Nightlife

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. During the 19th and 20th centuries, rampant industrialization and…

Congratulations to VMFA Class of 2015!

French Horse Exhibition Seminar Professors  Jeffrey Allison (VMFA Paul Mellon Collection Educator), Dr.  Mitchell Merling (VMFA Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art), and Richard Waller (Director of Museums, University of Richmond) wish to congratulate their students and also to thank them for their participation in this exciting project, which has garnered…

Nightfall: Nighttime Acts

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. Nighttime acts, for many, as a sphere in which…

A Top 20 Museum in the USA!

“Fantastic free museum! VMFA has so many wonderful artworks, historic artifacts, and collections to browse and learn about.” – Nikki L. Thank you for all your support in making VMFA one of Yelp’s top-ranked museums in the USA! Read the entire article here!

Nightfall: Craig McPherson’s Yankee Stadium at Night

This post is one in a series highlighting the special exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours, which explores evocative artistic images of night, called nocturnes. The exhibition is on view through March 22, 2016, in the VMFA Works on Paper Focus Gallery. Admission is free. Craig McPherson’s mezzotint Yankee Stadium at Night (1983), on…

VMFA | Rodin: Evolution of a Genius

Rodin exhibit at VMFA will offer a look into the world of a master

The Richmond Times Dispatch had a wonderful write up on our Rodin:Evolution of a Genius opening. The show is part retrospective, part glimpse into the world Rodin created, figuratively and literally, in his Paris studio. The seven galleries, taking the entire special exhibition space on the lowest level of the museum, are designed to evoke a…