Admission is free. The WestRock Art Education Center includes two studio spaces, an Early Childhood Education Classroom and the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery.

Dig it!

Sep 1 – Sep 3, 2018

Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery,
Art Education Center
Free and open to the public

Dig it! is an interactive exhibition for visitors of all ages to explore the field of archaeology and learn more about works of art made in ancient China. Discover archaeological sites, excavate objects in a virtual dig and much more!

Dig It! is made possible by generous support from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia, and The Jeanann Gray Dunlap Foundation. Additional support provided by Maggie Georgiadis, Margaret and Thomas Mackell, Jack and Mary Spain.


Children interacting with touch screen at the Dig It Exhibition
Family enjoying the Dig It Exhibition
Family interacting with Dig It Exhibition
Children at the Dig It Exhibition


Summer Art Adventures 2017 Student Show

VMFA is pleased to present this collection of student artworks selected from our annual Summer Art Adventures program. Each work on display was created by one of last year’s camp participants and was individually chosen by the instructors of each camp. Students enrolled in these camps were inspired by masterworks in VMFA’s collection, and guided by a talented team of faculty to push their creative talents to new limits. This exciting program encourages young artists to create, learn, grow, imagine, and have fun! Reaching more than 9,000 students annually, VMFA Youth & Family Studio Programs encourage students from kindergarten to grade 12 to participate in innovative art projects that foster imagination, creative thinking, and the joy of learning! Taking full advantage of the museum’s extensive resources and renowned art collection, students discover and experience a range of art mediums and techniques while also learning about math, science, language, history, and technology, as they correlate with the Virginia Standards of Learning. We hope you enjoy these works of art and admire the talent and accomplishments of VMFA’s young artists. To find out more information about Youth & Family Studio Programs, please pick up a copy of our course catalog or visit our website at