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Member Events

Members of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are invited to enhance their experiences at the Museum through a variety of events including exhibition preview days, exclusive opportunities that highlight the permanent collection, and special programs that are tailored to specific membership levels and philanthropic interests. Click here to learn more or contact Sarah Burgess, at 804.204.2676 or sarah.burgess@VMFA.museum.

All Members

 

Events Open to All Members

These opportunities to engage with VMFA are open to all current museum members.


Ansel Adams - Member Preview

Sep 24,2021 | Evans Court Gallery, Level 2

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members only


Member Appreciation Nights:The Dirty South:Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

Members Only | Wednesdays, 5pm - 9pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Beginning May 26, Enjoy a series of special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse on a night of members-only access to the exhibition. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week, and dual-cardholder members may reserve two free guest tickets to the exhibition.

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape the contemporary landscape, and looks deeply into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the Black body—deep meditative repositories of thought and expression.

VMFA Members FREE


Member Mornings

Oct 4, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the museum during a time when the museum is not open to the public. 

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We encourage you to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights. We will be closed the evening of 10/20 for a Special Event.


Fine Arts and Flowers - Member Mornings

Thu & Fri, Oct 21 & 22, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the critically acclaimed and newly reinstalled Mellon Collections, featuring stunning works of French Impressionist Art and British Sporting Art.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations required. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We also encourage members to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights, with the exception of Wed, Oct 20, 2021 when the museum is reserved for the Fine Arts & Flowers Gala. Click here to learn more about Fine Arts & Flowers and how to purchase event tickets.


Friends Circle

 

VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.


Cocktails with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist

Wed, Aug 11, 6 pm | Join us via Zoom!
Join us in August for a special installment of Cocktails... with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist! Tune in as Sarah Eckhardt, VMFA's Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; Courtney Tkacz, Archivist; and Karen Daly, Senior Registrar for Exhibitions & Coordinator of Provenance Research, discuss a recent restitution to the heirs of the Ludwig and Rosy Fischer family, which has just rejoined the rest of this important collection at VMFA. Learn more about the important work that goes on behind the scenes at the museum and enjoy a closer look the role of research and archival documents in the world of Nazi-era art recovery and restitution.

Presented By

This free Webinar Series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. If you have questions, please contact the Donor Relations team at rsvp@vmfa.museum.


Events Open to All Members

These opportunities to engage with VMFA are open to all current museum members


Ansel Adams - Member Preview

Sep 24,2021 | Evans Court Gallery, Level 2

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members only


Member Appreciation Nights:The Dirty South:Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

Members Only | Wednesdays, 5pm - 9pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Beginning May 26, Enjoy a series of special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse on a night of members-only access to the exhibition. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week, and dual-cardholder members may reserve two free guest tickets to the exhibition.

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape the contemporary landscape, and looks deeply into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the Black body—deep meditative repositories of thought and expression.

VMFA Members FREE


Member Mornings

Oct 4, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the museum during a time when the museum is not open to the public. 

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We encourage you to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights. We will be closed the evening of 10/20 for a Special Event.


Fine Arts and Flowers - Member Mornings

Thu & Fri, Oct 21 & 22, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the critically acclaimed and newly reinstalled Mellon Collections, featuring stunning works of French Impressionist Art and British Sporting Art.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations required. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We also encourage members to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights, with the exception of Wed, Oct 20, 2021 when the museum is reserved for the Fine Arts & Flowers Gala. Click here to learn more about Fine Arts & Flowers and how to purchase event tickets.


Supporters Circle

 


Curator’s Choice

Curator’s Choice programs are a benefit for members beginning at the Supporters Circle level. We invite you to engage with the museum’s encyclopedic permanent collection and nourish your passion for art through exciting programs designed by the museum’s curatorial staff. These unique opportunities promise to provide the latest information about curatorial collecting strategies, care of the collections, and more!

Check back soon for events in this category


VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.


Cocktails with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist

Wed, Aug 11, 6 pm | Join us via Zoom!
Join us in August for a special installment of Cocktails... with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist! Tune in as Sarah Eckhardt, VMFA's Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; Courtney Tkacz, Archivist; and Karen Daly, Senior Registrar for Exhibitions & Coordinator of Provenance Research, discuss a recent restitution to the heirs of the Ludwig and Rosy Fischer family, which has just rejoined the rest of this important collection at VMFA. Learn more about the important work that goes on behind the scenes at the museum and enjoy a closer look the role of research and archival documents in the world of Nazi-era art recovery and restitution.

Presented By

This free Webinar Series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. If you have questions, please contact the Donor Relations team at rsvp@vmfa.museum.


Events Open to All Members


Ansel Adams - Member Preview

Sep 24,2021 | Evans Court Gallery, Level 2

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members only


Member Appreciation Nights:The Dirty South:Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

Members Only | Wednesdays, 5pm - 9pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Beginning May 26, Enjoy a series of special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse on a night of members-only access to the exhibition. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week, and dual-cardholder members may reserve two free guest tickets to the exhibition.

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape the contemporary landscape, and looks deeply into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the Black body—deep meditative repositories of thought and expression.

VMFA Members FREE


Member Mornings

Oct 4, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the museum during a time when the museum is not open to the public. 

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We encourage you to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights. We will be closed the evening of 10/20 for a Special Event.


Fine Arts and Flowers - Member Mornings

Thu & Fri, Oct 21 & 22, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the critically acclaimed and newly reinstalled Mellon Collections, featuring stunning works of French Impressionist Art and British Sporting Art.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations required. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We also encourage members to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights, with the exception of Wed, Oct 20, 2021 when the museum is reserved for the Fine Arts & Flowers Gala. Click here to learn more about Fine Arts & Flowers and how to purchase event tickets.


Partners Circle

In addition to the option to bring four guests per visit to special ticketed exhibitions, at no charge, members beginning at the Partners Circle may elect to join Canvas.


Canvas Programs

In addition to all the benefits of their chosen level of membership, Canvas members receive invitations to two exclusive Canvas events per year, a quarterly online Canvas newsletter, and the opportunity to learn about and lend support to the museum’s newest initiatives and most urgent needs.

Check back soon for events in this category


Curator’s Choice

Curator’s Choice programs are a benefit for members beginning at the Supporters Circle level. We invite you to engage with the museum’s encyclopedic permanent collection and nourish your passion for art through exciting programs designed by the museum’s curatorial staff. These unique opportunities promise to provide the latest information about curatorial collecting strategies, care of the collections, and more!

Check back soon for events in this category


VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.


Cocktails with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist

Wed, Aug 11, 6 pm | Join us via Zoom!
Join us in August for a special installment of Cocktails... with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist! Tune in as Sarah Eckhardt, VMFA's Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; Courtney Tkacz, Archivist; and Karen Daly, Senior Registrar for Exhibitions & Coordinator of Provenance Research, discuss a recent restitution to the heirs of the Ludwig and Rosy Fischer family, which has just rejoined the rest of this important collection at VMFA. Learn more about the important work that goes on behind the scenes at the museum and enjoy a closer look the role of research and archival documents in the world of Nazi-era art recovery and restitution.

Presented By

This free Webinar Series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. If you have questions, please contact the Donor Relations team at rsvp@vmfa.museum.


Events Open to All Members


Ansel Adams - Member Preview

Sep 24,2021 | Evans Court Gallery, Level 2

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members only


Member Appreciation Nights:The Dirty South:Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

Members Only | Wednesdays, 5pm - 9pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Beginning May 26, Enjoy a series of special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse on a night of members-only access to the exhibition. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week, and dual-cardholder members may reserve two free guest tickets to the exhibition.

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape the contemporary landscape, and looks deeply into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the Black body—deep meditative repositories of thought and expression.

VMFA Members FREE


Member Mornings

Oct 4, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the museum during a time when the museum is not open to the public. 

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We encourage you to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights. We will be closed the evening of 10/20 for a Special Event.


Fine Arts and Flowers - Member Mornings

Thu & Fri, Oct 21 & 22, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the critically acclaimed and newly reinstalled Mellon Collections, featuring stunning works of French Impressionist Art and British Sporting Art.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations required. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We also encourage members to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights, with the exception of Wed, Oct 20, 2021 when the museum is reserved for the Fine Arts & Flowers Gala. Click here to learn more about Fine Arts & Flowers and how to purchase event tickets.


Patrons Society

 


Leadership Programs

Leadership Giving Society memberships provide vital ongoing philanthropic support to advance the museum’s mission. The following opportunities, including opening-night preview events, are available to all Leadership Giving Society members, beginning at the Patrons Society level.

Check back soon for events in this category


Canvas Programs

In addition to all the benefits of their chosen level of membership, Canvas members receive invitations to two exclusive Canvas events per year, a quarterly online Canvas newsletter, and the opportunity to learn about and lend support to the museum’s newest initiatives and most urgent needs.

Check back soon for events in this category


Curator’s Choice

Curator’s Choice programs are a benefit for members beginning at the Supporters Circle level. We invite you to engage with the museum’s encyclopedic permanent collection and nourish your passion for art through exciting programs designed by the museum’s curatorial staff. These unique opportunities promise to provide the latest information about curatorial collecting strategies, care of the collections, and more!

Check back soon for events in this category


VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.


Cocktails with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist

Wed, Aug 11, 6 pm | Join us via Zoom!
Join us in August for a special installment of Cocktails... with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist! Tune in as Sarah Eckhardt, VMFA's Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; Courtney Tkacz, Archivist; and Karen Daly, Senior Registrar for Exhibitions & Coordinator of Provenance Research, discuss a recent restitution to the heirs of the Ludwig and Rosy Fischer family, which has just rejoined the rest of this important collection at VMFA. Learn more about the important work that goes on behind the scenes at the museum and enjoy a closer look the role of research and archival documents in the world of Nazi-era art recovery and restitution.

Presented By

This free Webinar Series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. If you have questions, please contact the Donor Relations team at rsvp@vmfa.museum.


Events Open to All Members


Ansel Adams - Member Preview

Sep 24,2021 | Evans Court Gallery, Level 2

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members only


Member Appreciation Nights:The Dirty South:Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

Members Only | Wednesdays, 5pm - 9pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Beginning May 26, Enjoy a series of special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse on a night of members-only access to the exhibition. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week, and dual-cardholder members may reserve two free guest tickets to the exhibition.

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape the contemporary landscape, and looks deeply into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the Black body—deep meditative repositories of thought and expression.

VMFA Members FREE


Member Mornings

Oct 4, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the museum during a time when the museum is not open to the public. 

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We encourage you to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights. We will be closed the evening of 10/20 for a Special Event.


Fine Arts and Flowers - Member Mornings

Thu & Fri, Oct 21 & 22, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the critically acclaimed and newly reinstalled Mellon Collections, featuring stunning works of French Impressionist Art and British Sporting Art.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations required. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We also encourage members to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights, with the exception of Wed, Oct 20, 2021 when the museum is reserved for the Fine Arts & Flowers Gala. Click here to learn more about Fine Arts & Flowers and how to purchase event tickets.


Fellows Society+

 

Fellows Programs

VMFA is delighted to offer Fellows Programs as a benefit for members beginning at the Fellows Society level. This special series of programs will provide high-level, exclusive access to the work of VMFA curators, thought leaders, and museum-field experts.

Check back soon for events in this category


Leadership Programs

Leadership Giving Society memberships provide vital ongoing philanthropic support to advance the museum’s mission. The following opportunities, including opening-night preview events, are available to all Leadership Giving Society members, beginning at the Patrons Society level.

Check back soon for events in this category


Canvas Programs

In addition to all the benefits of their chosen level of membership, Canvas members receive invitations to two exclusive Canvas events per year, a quarterly online Canvas newsletter, and the opportunity to learn about and lend support to the museum’s newest initiatives and most urgent needs.

Check back soon for events in this category


Curator’s Choice

Curator’s Choice programs are a benefit for members beginning at the Supporters Circle level. We invite you to engage with the museum’s encyclopedic permanent collection and nourish your passion for art through exciting programs designed by the museum’s curatorial staff. These unique opportunities promise to provide the latest information about curatorial collecting strategies, care of the collections, and more!

Check back soon for events in this category


VMFA Circle Lectures

Open to members at the Friends Circle level, the VMFA Circle Lecture Series features speakers sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Check back soon for events in this category


Cocktails with a Curator

This virtual program series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. We hope you will join us for a virtual cocktail and live Q&A with a museum curator.


Cocktails with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist

Wed, Aug 11, 6 pm | Join us via Zoom!
Join us in August for a special installment of Cocktails... with a Curator, an Archivist, and a Provenance Specialist! Tune in as Sarah Eckhardt, VMFA's Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; Courtney Tkacz, Archivist; and Karen Daly, Senior Registrar for Exhibitions & Coordinator of Provenance Research, discuss a recent restitution to the heirs of the Ludwig and Rosy Fischer family, which has just rejoined the rest of this important collection at VMFA. Learn more about the important work that goes on behind the scenes at the museum and enjoy a closer look the role of research and archival documents in the world of Nazi-era art recovery and restitution.

Presented By

This free Webinar Series is a special offering for VMFA members beginning at the Friends Circle level. If you have questions, please contact the Donor Relations team at rsvp@vmfa.museum.


Events Open to All Members


Ansel Adams - Member Preview

Sep 24,2021 | Evans Court Gallery, Level 2

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members only


Member Appreciation Nights:The Dirty South:Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

Members Only | Wednesdays, 5pm - 9pm | Altria and New Market Galleries, Level LL

Beginning May 26, Enjoy a series of special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse on a night of members-only access to the exhibition. Single-cardholder members may reserve one free guest ticket each week, and dual-cardholder members may reserve two free guest tickets to the exhibition.

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape the contemporary landscape, and looks deeply into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the Black body—deep meditative repositories of thought and expression.

VMFA Members FREE


Member Mornings

Oct 4, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the museum during a time when the museum is not open to the public. 

In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs spanning over five decades showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that also take you behind the camera.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We encourage you to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights. We will be closed the evening of 10/20 for a Special Event.


Fine Arts and Flowers - Member Mornings

Thu & Fri, Oct 21 & 22, 8:00 am - 10:00 am | VMFA Members only

Members will have exclusive access to the critically acclaimed and newly reinstalled Mellon Collections, featuring stunning works of French Impressionist Art and British Sporting Art.

VMFA Members FREE. Advanced reservations required. 
Member Mornings are open exclusively to VMFA members. We also encourage members to bring guests every Wednesday evening during Member Appreciation Nights, with the exception of Wed, Oct 20, 2021 when the museum is reserved for the Fine Arts & Flowers Gala. Click here to learn more about Fine Arts & Flowers and how to purchase event tickets.

In addition to the member events outlined above, a number of highly customized events and programs are planned throughout the year that are tailored to specific membership levels and philanthropic interests. Leadership level members are invited to opening receptions for major exhibitions, members of Glasgow Society who have made planned gifts in support of VMFA’s mission are invited to learn about the impact of their giving, art donors are brought together to celebrate the growth of VMFA’s permanent collection each year as part of the John Barton Payne Society – these are just a few examples of the many wonderful opportunities to engage with VMFA and its mission that are provided each year. Click here to learn more or contact Sarah Hendricks, Manager of Individual Giving, at 804.340.1478 or sarah.hendricks@VMFA.museum.