Organic: Photographs of the Natural World. Michael Lease, Bellevue Chinese Witch Hazel, 2012.

VMFA Special Exhibitions & Gallery Installations

Special Exhibitions Organic: Photographs of the Natural World April 11 – October 12, 2015 Photography Gallery Free From the scientific to the symbolic, photographs of nature have played an integral role in the history of the medium. While the impulse to make images of flowers and trees runs deep through the photographic tradition, this exhibition…

Félix Bracquemond: Impressionist Innovator

French printmaker and designer Félix Bracquemond (1833–1914) produced more than 800 etchings during a prolific career that spanned the late 19th century. Though celebrated from the outset of his career as a skilled etcher, Bracquemond enthusiastically championed the etching revival in France, prominently leading the charge toward redefining etching as a highly original art form. Despite his status while living as a luminary within the Paris Salon and avant-garde artistic circles associated with Impressionisme and Japonisme Bracquemond’s work is little known today. The exhibition is on view through October 4, 2015.

Special Exhibitions & Gallery Installations 2014-2015

Special Exhibitions Fusion: Art of the 21st-Century December 19, 2014 – July 26, 2015 21st-Century Gallery Free Showing works by an increasingly diverse roster of global artists, VMFA’s 21st-century gallery reflects the expanded nature of contemporary art. The next exhibition, titled Fusion, builds on this focus. It emphasizes new acquisitions—many on view for the first…

Fusion: Art of the 21st-Century

Showing works by a diverse roster of global artists, VMFA’s 21st-century gallery reflects the expanded nature of contemporary art. Fusion: Art of the 21st Century, opening December 19, 2014, builds on this focus. It emphasizes new acquisitions—many on view for the first time—and includes a substantial number of works by African and African-American artists and works from Latin American, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China

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.

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…

Fine Arts & Flowers Returns to VMFA

Fine Arts & Flowers will return to the galleries of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts November 5-9. This fall’s exhibition will be the event’s 12th anniversary, combining works of art in the museum’s permanent collection with unique interpretations in flowers and foliage.