VMFA to showcase Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa

Exhibition features more than 130 rare masks from the 17th to 20th centuries Presented by Dominion Energy Richmond, Virginia ––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts brings to life the fascinating and timeless sights and sounds of Africa’s vast Congo region in Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa presented by Dominion Energy from Nov. 10, 2018…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to Launch New Artmobile in Fredericksburg

VMFA on the Road debuts at Hurkamp Park on Oct. 30 Richmond, Virginia – Sixty-five years after the launch of its original Artmobile, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will once again bring traveling art exhibitions and educational offerings to audiences across the Commonwealth with VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century.…

Governor Northam Announces Free Admission to VMFA’s Napoleon: Power and Splendor for State Employees

RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Commonwealth of Virginia employees can receive free admission to Napoleon: Power and Splendor, an international loan exhibition on idsplay  at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)  through Sept. 3, 2018. Admission to VMFA’s permanent collection is free 365 days of the year but some special exhibitions, such…

Experience Court Life at VMFA’s Napoleon: Power and Splendor

Exhibition offers a new perspective on the historical figure  Richmond, Virginia — This summer, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts invites visitors to enter the private world of Napoleon Bonaparte through a stunning exhibition that explores the sumptuous ambience of his Imperial Household. Napoleon: Power and Splendor, on display from June 9 to Sept. 3,…

VMFA to Present Contemporary Art from Portugal

Special exhibition will feature works by six leading Portuguese artists Richmond, Virginia – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will present Contemporary Art from Portugal, an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Lisbon-based Fundação Luso-Americana (Luso-American Development Foundation). Featuring 20 works by six contemporary Portuguese artists, the exhibition will be on display in the museum’s works…

Upcoming Exhibitions at VMFA

  Truthful Witnessing: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume 3 May 12–Oct. 14, 2018 Truthful Witnessing is the third installation in a series of exhibitions exploring the four volumes of the Black Photographers Annual, published between 1973 and 1980, featuring a range of artists, including Anthony Barboza, Adger Cowans, Roy DeCarava, Beauford Smith and Ming Smith.…

Governor McAuliffe Announces State Employees to Receive Free Admission to Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China at the VMFA

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced Commonwealth of Virginia employees can receive free admission to Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China, a highly anticipated exhibition that opens at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) on November 18, 2017. Ten life-size terracotta figures, including warriors and a cavalry horse, will be…

Governor McAuliffe Announces State Employees to Receive Free Admission to Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China at the VMFA

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced Commonwealth of Virginia employees can receive free admission to Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China, a highly anticipated exhibition that opens at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) on November 18, 2017. Ten life-size terracotta figures, including warriors and a cavalry horse, will be…

VMFA Director given ambassador title in advance of Terracotta Army opening

Shaanxi partner presents honor during special exhibition preview event The Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau in China has named Alex Nyerges, Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), as an Ambassador of Shaanxi Cultural Heritage. The honor was presented during an exclusive preview for exhibition sponsors, VMFA leaders, and visiting Chinese dignitaries of…

VMFA interactive teaching gallery to feature Dig It!

Archaeology-themed exhibition to complement Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China From uncovering objects in a virtual dig to studying ancient works of art to understand their age, function and make-up, visitors to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ new Dig It! exhibition will find a rich environment where intergenerational learners can explore…