VMFA Acquires Masterpiece by Romare Bearden

Three Folk Musicians, one of the most renowned works by American artist Romare Bearden (1911–1988), was recently acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and will go on view in the Mid to Late 20th-Century Galleries on the museum’s second floor for a limited time from February 1 to March 6, 2017. The VMFA…

VMFA Acquires 35 Photographs by Louis Draper and his Complete Archive

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently acquired 35 photographs by the Richmond-born, African-American artist Louis Draper (1935-2002), as well as his complete archive, which includes his papers, working prints, negatives, and camera equipment. This acquisition places VMFA at the forefront of museums and research institutions collecting African American art.

Native American art on view this week

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently acquired 21 new artworks for its Native American collection. This acquisition includes objects from the Plains, Puebloan Southwest, Arctic North, and Northwest Coast. Highlights of the new collection include a Pueblo/Apache shirt and a Northern Great Lakes/Eastern Plains headdress.

Important Ancient Greek Vase Acquired

An important ancient vase will complement the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ collection of ancient vases. It was installed in the Ancient Mediterranean galleries on May 7, 2015, and was among more than 100 works acquired in at the March 19 meeting of the VMFA Board of Trustees.

Walter Ufer's On the Rio Grande

VMFA Acquires Major Taos School Painting

Among the significant acquisitions accepted by the VMFA’s board of trustees on June 17 are a painting of a Pueblo Indian by a leading member of the Taos Society, an Egyptian mummy portrait mask, a South Asian shield of steel, gold and silver, and a Japanese Noh mask.