Sumitomo Foundation Grant Enables Conservation of VMFA’s Earliest Buddhist Scroll Painting

Descent of the Amitabha Trinity to return to VMFA’s Japanese gallery RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently completed the restoration of an important Japanese hanging scroll, Descent of the Amitabha Trinity (Amida Triad), with the support of a $20,930 grant from The Sumitomo Foundation of Tokyo, Japan. The Foundation, created to…

Help VMFA Build the Forbidden City

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is launching its first crowdfunding campaign to support the exhibition fund.  Supporters will be invited to help build a scaled version of the Forbidden City featuring the hundreds of buildings that make up the complex. The crowdfunding campaign, which starts today, will conclude on October 17, the day before the opening…

VMFA’s First Crowdfunding Initiative Starts Today

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is launching its first crowdfunding campaign to support the exhibition fund.  Supporters will be invited to help build a scaled version of the Forbidden City featuring the hundreds of buildings that make up the complex. The crowdfunding campaign, which starts today, will conclude on October 17, the day before…

Goddess Bodhiruma

East Asian Galleries Open this Month

On September 20, VMFA will celebrate the public opening of the new East Asian art galleries. The East Asian suite – about 5,000 square feet – is devoted to display 250 artworks in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean galleries. Many of the works acquired in recent years will be on display for the first time.