Building understanding through cultural exchanges

By Alex Nyerges, VMFA Director For the past week, I’ve been traveling through China with a group of journalists, spending time in both Xi’an and Beijing—but, more importantly, traveling back in time. This trip builds on our long-term cultural partnerships with agencies in China, and I was delighted to show how VMFA has developed relationships…

Digging into the contemporary Chinese experience

By Jan Hatchette, VMFA Deputy Director for Communications The one thing I didn’t have time to do before leaving Richmond was perfect my chopstick skills. After nearly a week in China, I am getting a little better at eating my meals in the truly local fashion. Last night, we went to Made in China, which…

Uncovering the culture of Qin and the First Emperor

By Alex Nyerges, VMFA Director Yesterday, I introduced Richmond journalists to many of the partners who have loaned their work, knowledge, and resources to VMFA to help us best present the Qin story to our visitors. These interactions also underscore how our exhibition and the related Terracotta Army catalogue are generating new scholarship in this…

Perfecting his practice at a young age

As a teenager living in Algeria in the 1940s, Yves Saint Laurent took his first steps toward the fashion runway—not with fabric, but with paper. He created intricately designed and accessorized garments for paper dolls, a couture collection being shown publicly for the first time in the United States as part of Yves Saint Laurent:…

Look inside an art museum for a career in technology

As a high school student, Sheila Payaqui went to her first art museum—and it changed her future. “It opened up a whole new world to me, and it showed me that there are so many career options out there,” said Payaqui, who found her fit working in conservation, a behind-the-scenes function that blends art and…

Saturday Salutations

Recognize the power of your practice as we celebrate our community impact during Project Yoga Richmond’s 7th annual Saturday Salutations. Join PYR on select Saturdays from May to October on the VMFA’s Belvedere Deck to increase access to yoga. Each class our ambassadors will highlight aspects of our yoga and mindfulness outreach programs across the…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence

  We’re thrilled to announce that Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews you’ve earned on TripAdvisor. “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry…

Thank You VMFA Volunteers!

Every year, more than 800 incredible community volunteers and interns of all ages, backgrounds, and interests donate their time and talents to VMFA. Volunteers are utilized seven days a week, from before the museum opens to after it closes, and serve in a wide variety of roles. Whether they’re greeting and escorting visitors, assisting children…