The energetic sights and sounds of the fashion runway come to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this spring with Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style.
(February- June 2017) Artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger transformed 20th-century fashion with his sculptural designs for vibrant and whimsical jewelry and accessories inspired by nature.
(November 2016- March 2017) An exhibition that examines how American artist Jasper Johns mined Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch’s work in the late 1970s and early 1980s as he moved away from abstract painting towards a more open expression of love, sex, loss, and death.
(June 11 - September 6, 2016) Kehinde Wiley’s work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture.
(November 21, 2015-March 15, 2016) Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition features nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin.
(May 29, 2015-November 29, 2015) Organized by Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, this exhibition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists.
(March 21, 2015-June 21, 2015)Explore how 19th-century French floral still-life painting became a genre that expressed artistic representation with literature from the exhibition, gallery hunts, and simple navigation maps of the exhibition space.
(Sept. 7 2014-June 30, 2015) In contrast to the world of the emperor on display in Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing, this hands-on exhibition will provide a glimpse into the home of a merchant-class family who lived in the 18th century.
October 18, 2014 - January 19, 2015 - Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a unique journey through a palace once forbidden to the general public, and provide a glimpse into this hidden world through rich and diverse objects from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
(Novemeber 15, 2014 - March 29, 2015) This exhibition presents a visually compelling selection of Japanese woodblock prints — as well as paintings and didactic material — that explores the dynamic early work of Japanese landscape artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957).
(Novemeber 15, 2014 - March 29, 2015) Miwako Nishizawa is a California-based Japanese-American artist specializing in the traditional shin-hanga Japanese woodblock technique that revitalized the ukiyo-e tradition in early 20th century Japan.