VMFA Blog

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Jazz Cafe

Bystander

VMFA guest, Carolyn Gabb, was recently inspired during one of our Jazz Café evenings and composed this poem describing her fifty-five year relationship with the museum. BYSTANDERCarolyn GabbIn a chair by the window,Glass of wine in hand, I watch the band.Reflectively…in a pane of glass across the room.Tens of circular tables captureconversations and stories,lives of individuals,a core…

Inspiring, fantastic film is an intelligent delight

Do you like your fantasy movies serving-up the same old, tired routine? Over-bearing CGI effects? Loud, distorted, blaring music? Explosions? Mechanical monsters smashing into each other? Silly and utterly contrived arrays of phony-baloney characters and super heroes who stretch the imagination and plausibility only as far as a juvenile on an amped-up energy beverage? OR…

Hollywood actor appearing at VMFA Friday, July 2

Don’t miss a very special event next Friday when veteran Hollywood character actor Raynor Scheine appears in-person at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s theater to speak and answer questions about his key role in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), the first movie to be screened for VMFA’s new Friday Films series. Be there at 6…

Celebratory ritual objects help celebrate VMFA reopening

Thanks to the generosity of The Jewish Museum in New York, VMFA is able to present a pair of Dutch 17th-century silver Torah Finials in the European Galleries as a long-term loan. These artifacts are the first examples of Judaica ever to be displayed in the permanent galleries of VMFA. Made at a time –…