Explore VMFA in person or at home! Take a closer look at art, get ideas for making
your own work, or get ready for a visit to the museum!
These resources help you set the stage for inquiry and engagement with works of art.
There is so much for families to see and do at VMFA! Discover ideas for exploring the galleries, creating an engaging gallery experience and sharing your own thoughts, to make the most out of your visit!
Pair Engage and Connect activity suggestions with objects of your choice. These activities can be done in the classroom or at VMFA.
Join Taye and his sister Kayla as they visit VMFA, learn about museum etiquette, and experience art with Curator Dr. Specs. This is a perfect resource for parents and teachers looking to introduce young children to the museum.
Previously sibling duo, Taye and Kayla, became official art protectors. Now Curator Dr. Specs teaches them about a special sculpture and its history. Learning about people in the past can help us form an emotional connection to a work of art—and reveal a bit about ourselves in the process!
Sometimes artists make up landscapes and scenes based on their imagination. Find out what Taye and Kayla imagine is behind Henri Rousseau’s painting and see where your imagination takes you!
Sometimes art can be difficult to understand, but Taye and Kayla learn that when we look closely, we can see elements that are familiar to us. And together, these elements can begin to tell a story…
Use the interactive map to discover more or plan your visit!Explore with the Museum Map
Check out VMFA’s calendar of events to find out the latest on what's happening!
VMFA offers programs for all visitors, infant to infinity, including lectures, gallery programs, educator programs, and studio classes.