Member Events

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

 The Focus Series

Open to members beginning at the Friends level, the Focus Series explores each of the museum’s collecting areas in eight engaging members-only programs featuring curators, artists, and a variety of topics in the art world as they relate to VMFA’s collection.

Spotlight Programs

Members beginning at the Supporters level receive invitations to Spotlight programs and receptions in their selected Focus. With greater access to renowned visiting scholars and the museum’s curatorial staff, these unique opportunities promise to nourish your passion for art and allow you to delve more deeply into your chosen Focus.

Additional Member Programs

Members at all levels receive invitations to preview days for major exhibitions. Members also receive discounts on museum classes, public programs, and performances. Explore these programs here!

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