The Council

The Halogens, Steve Wheeler. Floral interpretation by Jane Denton, Kilmarnock Garden ClubServing VMFA Together Since 1955

The Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a group of dedicated VMFA members who give their time and talent in support of the Museum. This diverse organization of women and men volunteer throughout the Museum and work on behalf of VMFA to enhance community outreach and participation. The Council provides a variety of opportunities that range from interacting with visitors to supporting educational programs to helping care for the galleries. Council members learn about the collection, make new friends, and share their love for the arts, all while helping to support and improve a cultural institution that enriches the lives of the citizens of Virginia.

The Council of VMFA has been an important resource for the Museum since its early years. It led the way in opening the VMFA Shop, establishing the VMFA Tour Guide (Docent) program, and organizing Museum travel, as well as providing seed money for the library. The Council continues to provide volunteer assistance in many areas of the Museum’s operations. Council members also develop and implement fundraising events, including the highly successful Fine Arts & Flowers exhibition, which supports specific VMFA initiatives such as the Artmobile and the reinstallation of Fabergé galleries.

You don’t have to be an art expert to volunteer at the Museum. The Council volunteers support VMFA with their time, talents and love of art. Council members must be a member of the Museum and are also expected to contribute their time on a regular basis.

Current Volunteers Log In to Volgistics Here