Dorothy and the late Herb Vogel

Exhibition Showcases Major Donation

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ summer exhibition includes 50 contemporary works donated by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. A librarian and a postal clerk respectively, the fabled art collectors amassed 5,000 [not sure where this number comes from?] works while living in a one-bedroom New York apartment. Primarily a collection of drawings, the Vogels’ collection also includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by more than 170 contemporary artists, mainly working in the United States.

Wesselmann Painting

Tom Wesselmann’s Pop Art Makes a Statement

American artist Tom Wesselmann is one of the leading figures in the American Pop Art movement with a career spanning more than four decades. Opening April 6, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers the first comprehensive North American retrospective of Wesselmann’s work. VMFA is the only East Coast venue for this exhibition.

Superman

Hollywood Icons Come to VMFA

Next year brings a major exhibition featuring costumes from iconic films to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Hollywood Costume from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London opens November 2, 2013.

Chihuly Chandelier

Chihuly Chandelier Will Beckon Visitors

A signature installation of the Dale Chihuly exhibition begins October 5 and will feature an intricate, 3,000 pound glass chandelier visible from the museum’s main approach. Blue Ridge Chandelier will hang adjacent to the Tiffany Christ Resurrection Window. The fall exhibition, Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, opens October 20.

Art and Flowers

Fine Arts & Flowers at VMFA

Fine Arts & Flowers will return to the galleries of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Oct. 24-28. This fall’s exhibition will be the event’s 11th staging, combining painting, sculptures and other works of art in the museum’s permanent collection with unique interpretations in flowers and foliage.