Miwako Nishizawa: Twelve Views of Virginia

A California-based Japanese artist, Miwako Nishizawa, specializes in the traditional shin-hanga Japanese woodblock technique that revitalized the ukiyo-e tradition in early 20th century Japan. As part of their interest in the work of Japanese shin-hanga artist Kawase Hasui, collectors René and Carolyn Balcer commissioned Nishizawa to execute Twelve Views of Virginia in the shin-hanga style, which will be on view November 15, 2014 to March 29, 2015.

Kawase Hasui's Fine Winter's Sky

Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints

Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints presents more than 100 woodblock prints, rarely-seen screens, scroll and fan paintings, and preparatory materials that explore the dynamic early work of famous Japanese landscape artist Kawase Hasui. The exhibition, on display November 15, 2014 – March 29, 2015, is drawn primarily from VMFA’s noted collection of Hasui prints.

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

VMFA is the first art museum in the United States to establish an extensive collaborative project with the Palace Museum in Beijing. The two museums are in the midst of a series of projects between 2010 and 2016 that include exhibition exchanges and staff site visits in the areas of administration, curatorial, conservation, education, and security.

THE GREAT WAR: Printmakers of World War I

This exhibition marks the centenary of the start of World War I—July 28, 1914—which involved more than 40 nations before the conflict ended on November 11, 1918. Rather than presenting a chronology of events, this exhibition focuses on how artists—many of whom witnessed combat firsthand as official War Artists—represent the moods and transformative experiences particular to this global conflict.

Media Advisory: Free Admission on Thursdays for Posing Beauty

Posing Beauty in African American Culture and the companion exhibition Identity Shifts: Works from VMFA will be free all day on Thursdays, beginning on June 26 and continuing until the exhibitions close on July 27, 2014. Hours on Thursdays are 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Inspired by the generosity of The Richmond (VA) The Links,…