Exhibitions – 2010s

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American Art from the McGlothlin Collection
May 1–Jul 18, 2010

Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris
May 1–Jul 25, 2010

Celebration of Spring: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui
May 1, 2010–Mar 31, 2011

Tiffany: Color and Light
May 29–Aug 15, 2010

Jun Kaneko
Jul 7, 2010–Feb 27, 2011

Chuck Close: People Who Matter to Me
Jul 10–Nov 14, 2010

Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa Since 1950
Aug 21–Oct 24, 2010

German Expressionist Art: Selections from the Fischer Collection
Aug 28–Dec 19, 2010

Corot to Cezanne: French Drawings from the Mellon Collection
Sep 11, 2010–Jan 2, 2011

American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection
Oct 9, 2010–Jan 2, 2011

Fine Arts and Flowers 2010
Oct 13–17, 2010

Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit
Nov 13, 2010–Jan 23, 2011

Apocalypse: Monumental Paintings of the 1980s
Dec 18, 2010–May 1, 2011

The Fleeting Glimpse
Jan 15–Apr 3, 2011

Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection
Jan 15–Apr 3, 2011

A Celebration of Print: 500 Years of Graphic Art
Jan 29–May 22, 2011

Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria
Feb 12–Mar 22, 2011

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Museé National Picasso, Paris
Feb 19–May 15, 2011

Temples and Shrines in Japan: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui
Mar 15, 2011–Jan 3, 2012

Virginia’s Museum of Fine Arts: 75 Years of Collecting for the Commonwealth
Apr 23–Jul 7, 2011

Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs by Willie Anne Wright
May 21–Sep 18, 2011

Scraps: British Sporting Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection
Jun 18–Sep 18, 2011

Fabergé Revealed
Jul 9–Oct 2, 2011

Modern Masters: Sean Scully and John Walker
Jul 23, 2011–Jan 29, 2012

Tristan Lowe: Mocha Dick
Jul 23, 2011–Jan 29, 2012

The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger
Jul 30, 2011–Mar 18, 2012

Xu Bing: Tobacco Project
Sep 10–Dec 4, 2011

Visions from the Congo: Ancestral Contact
Sep 11–Dec 11, 2011

Nature Reined: The Paintings of Clarice Smith
Oct 7–Dec 11, 2011

The Majestic and the Mundane: Landscape Photographs
Oct 1, 2011–Feb 26, 2012

Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
Nov 19, 2011–Mar 11, 2012

Elvis at 21
Dec 24, 2011–Mar 18, 2012

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy
Jan 21–Apr 15, 2012

Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown
Feb 4–Jul 29, 2012

Visions of France: Three Postwar Photographers
Mar 10–Oct 28, 2012

Diana Al-Hadid: Trace of a Fictional Third
Mar 10–Nov 25, 2012

Making History: 20th Century African American Art
Mar 31–Jun 10, 2012

Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings
May 21–Aug 19, 2012

Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era
Jun 2–Aug 26, 2012

Indian Silver for the Raj
Jul 7, 2012–Apr 7, 2013

Doodle 4 Google
Jul 23–Aug 31, 2012

Gesture: Judith Godwin and Abstract Expressionism
Sep 8, 2012–Jan 27, 2013

Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Oct 20, 2012–Feb 10, 2013

Fine Arts and Flowers 2012
Oct 24–28, 2012

Aaron Siskind and Abstract Photography of the 1950s and 60s
Nov 17, 2012–Jun 16, 2013

Domestic, Wild, Divine: Artists Look at Animals
Nov 21, 2012–Aug 4, 2013

Spotlight Loan: Rembrandt
Dec 1, 2012–Dec 1, 2013

Pop Art and Beyond: Tom Wesselmann
Apr 6–Jul 28, 2013

Unreal: Conceptual Photographs from the 1970s and 80s
Jul 13–Dec 29, 2013

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States
Jul 27–Oct 20, 2013

Catching Sight: The World of the British Sporting Print
Aug 31, 2013–Jul 13, 2014

Clare Leighton: From Pencil to Proof to Press
Oct 19, 2013–Apr 6, 2014

Hollywood Costume
Nov 9, 2013–Feb 17, 2014

Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation
Nov 23, 2013–Mar 10, 2014

Signs of Protest: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era
Jan 11–Sep 7, 2014

Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit
Jan 25–Nov 9, 2014

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui
Apr 12–Jul 20, 2014

Posing Beauty in African American Culture
Apr 26–Jul 27, 2014

Identity Shifts
Apr 26–Jul 27, 2014

States of Change in Africa
Apr 26, 2014–Feb 15, 2015

The Great War: Printmakers of World War I
Jul 28–Nov 11, 2014

Beyond the Walls
Sep 7, 2014–Jun 30, 2015

Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency
Sep 8–Oct 9, 2014

Artists as Art: Photographic Portraits
Sep 20, 2014–Mar 22, 2015

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing
Oct 18, 2014–Jan 19, 2015

Fine Arts and Flowers
Nov 5–9, 2014

Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints
Nov 15, 2014–Mar 29, 2015

Miwako Nishizawa: Twelve Views of Virginia
Nov 15, 2014–Mar 29, 2015

Fusion: Art of the 21st Century
Dec 29, 2014–Jul 26, 2015

Félix Bracquemond: Impressionist Innovator – Selections from the Frank Raysor Collection
Feb. 13–Oct. 4, 2015

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower
Mar 21–Jun 21, 2015

Here and Above: A Dialogue Between Sculptures
Apr 1, 2015–Apr 20, 2016

Organic: Photographs of the Natural World
Apr 11–Oct 12, 2015

Seasonal Flowers in Japan: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui
Apr 18–Oct 12, 2015

VMFA Fellowship Program 75th Anniversary Exhibition at the Workhouse
May 23–Jul 26, 2015

Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art and Tradition
May 29–Nov 29, 2015

Spotlight Loan: Eastman Johnson’s Views of Mount Vernon
Aug 4, 2015–Feb 11, 2016

Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours
Oct 17, 2015–Apr 10, 2016

The Likeness of Labor
Oct 17, 2015–Apr 24, 2016

InLight Richmond 2015
Nov 13–14, 2015

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius
Nov 21, 2015–Mar 13, 2016

A Floral Jubilee: The Art of Louise Cochrane
Jan 23-Jun 5, 2016

Thomas R. Schiff: Virginia 360°
Feb 6-Jun 19, 2016

Light and Line: E. S. Lumsden’s Visions of India
Apr 11, 2016-Apr 4, 2017

Snowy Landscapes: Japanese Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui
Apr 15-Sep 18, 2016

Kertész
Apr 30, 2016-Feb 12, 2017

Expanding the Narrative: Women Artists and Abstract Expressionism
May 16, 2016-Jan 2, 2017

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Jun 11-Sep 5, 2016

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott
Jul 23-Oct 30, 2016

Remnants and Revivals: Architectural Etchings by Charles Meryon and John Taylor Arms
Sep 24, 2016-Feb 15, 2017

Fine Arts and Flowers
Oct 20-23, 2016

Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life
Nov 12, 2016-Feb 20, 2017

Shanghai Passages: Longtang Photographs by Gong Jianhua
Jan 11-Jul 30, 2017

Black History Month at VMFA
Feb 1-Mar 1, 2017

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger
Feb 10-Jun 18, 2017

A Commitment to the Community: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume I
Feb 16-Oct 1, 2017

Mountain Scenes in Japan: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui
Feb 16-Nov 12, 2017

Captivated By Color: The Mimi and Perk Wilson Collection of Indian Paintings
Apr 7, 2017–Jan 21, 2018

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style
May 6-Aug 28, 2017

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-16
Aug 19, 2017–Apr 1, 2018

Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present
Aug 19-Nov 26, 2017

Like a Study in Black History: P. H. Polk, Chester Higgins, and The Black Photographers Annual, Volume 2
Oct 7, 2017–May 6, 2018

Traverses: Art from the Islamic World across Time and Place
Nov 1, 2017-Nov 1, 2018

Steinlen: Cats
Nov 17, 2017–May 13, 2018

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China
Nov 18, 2017–Mar 11, 2018

Black History Month at VMFA
Feb 1-28, 2018

Krishna: The Blue-Skinned Lord
Feb 14, 2018-Mar 1, 2019

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
Feb 17-Jul 8, 2018

Truthful Witnessing: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume 3
May 12-Oct 14, 2018

Contemporary Art from Portugal
May 19-Jul 22, 2018

Napoleon: Power and Splendor
Jun 9-Sep 3, 2018

The Precisionist Impulse
Jul 28-Nov 12, 2018

Fine Arts and Flowers
Oct 24-28, 2018

Howardena Pindell: What Remains to be Seen
Aug 25-Nov 25, 2018

Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
Nov 10, 2018-Feb 24, 2019

Patience and Perseverance: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume 4
Nov 10, 2018-May 11, 2019

InLight 2018
Nov 16-17, 2018

Temples and Shrines in Japan: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui
Nov 17, 2018-Mar 16, 2019