VMFA to host black-tie gala inspired by Yves Saint Laurent

Northern Trust to sponsor May 2, 2017 event In celebration of the upcoming premiere of Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host a black-tie fundraising gala on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. VMFA is the exclusive East Coast venue for the exhibition, which features more than 100 haute…

VMFA exhibition to explore transformative power of jewelry, art objects

Finding inspiration for his work in nature, the French-born designer Jean Schlumberger (1907–1987) created jewelry and accessories that transformed 20th-century fashion. The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, an exclusive new exhibition on view at VMFA from February 10 to June 18, 2017, will showcase a broad…

VMFA launches Scream Sundays

For the next three Sundays, visitors can see the internationally acclaimed exhibition Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for free. Scream Sundays takes its name from Munch’s iconic work, The Scream, which exists in a number of different versions. A rare black-and-white lithograph,…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott Exhibition opens July 23, 2016 featuring work by noted Life magazine photographer

An exhibition featuring works by the noted African American photographer Gordon Parks will be on view from July 23 to October 30 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The 42 photographs that comprise Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott examine the realities of life under segregation in 1950s America. As the first African American…

VMFA Special Exhibitions & Gallery Installations

NOTE: Exhibitions are subject to change. General admission to VMFA permanent collections is always free. Some special exhibitions require an admission fee, and members receive free admission to all ticketed exhibitions, as noted in each description.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

An exhibition featuring portraits by one of the country’s leading contemporary artists will be on view June 11 through September 5 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Composed of more than 50 monumental paintings and sculptures, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raises intriguing questions about race, identity, and the politics of representation.

VMFA Special Exhibitions and Gallery Installations

NOTE: Exhibitions are subject to change. General admission to VMFA permanent collections is always free. Some special exhibitions require an admission fee, and members receive free admission to all ticketed exhibitions, as noted in each description.

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius

An exhibition honoring the creative genius of master sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from November 21, 2015 to March 13, 2016. Drawn primarily from collections of the Musée Rodin, Paris, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition brings together more than 200 objects – fragile plasters, patinated bronzes, marbles, ceramics and works on paper – and examines the artist’s creative process.

VMFA Special Exhibitions & Gallery Installations

Exhibitions are subject to change. General admission to VMFA permanent collections is always free. Some special exhibitions require an admission fee, and members receive free admission to all ticketed exhibitions, as noted in each description.