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Nightfall: Frederick Landseer Griggs and the Ideal England of Old

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. The English printmaker and architect Frederick Landseer Griggs (1876–1938)…

Nightfall: Rockwell Kent’s Starry 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. Rockwell Kent’s Starry Night: What to Do at Night?…

Nightfall: Curator’s Introduction

Curator’s Introduction The firelight, the darkness and the stars: no wonder if to some of us there comes the recollection of some poet’s lines . . . morning finds the artist re-invoking to himself its mood and trying with his pencil to recapture it. Yet the problem is not alone the re-creation of those natural…

tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner

Thank you everyone for your feedback and making this possible! “Historic and Artistic wonders to be seen” So much to see in this well maintained museum. I could use another day or two to fully comprehend all there is to offer here Well worth the visit.   “Better than expected – a must see” Great…

Beecycle at VMFA: Here’s What All the Buzz Is About!

The “Beecycle” concept has been appearing in Matt Lively’s work since college when he created a sculpture of his first bumblebee cleverly augmenting his wing power with a wheel. “I’ve always been interested in man using science to change nature,” says Lively, whose biologist dad originally inspired his interest in this mashup of science and…

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“Thank you”

We are proud to announce the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was responsible for generating more than $145 million in economic impact for both the Commonwealth and the Richmond Region in the past year. In the years since its expansion, VMFA has continued to broaden its program offerings. This has resulted in attendance increasing by…

$10,000 Scholarship Awarded to 2013 Teen Stylin’ Winner

Former Teen Stylin’ McLean Project for the Arts alumni and award winner Mia Rickenbach just won a $10,000 scholarship from Duck Brand duct tape for her prom dress creation made entirely of the colorful tape. Read more about the teen from Chantilly High School in the Washington Post story. The photo at right is Mia’s…