Five women hired by VMFA since 2015 for top-level leadership leadership positions, Sandra Sellars/Richmond Free Press

VMFA to Host Ascend and Lead: A Women’s Empowerment Forum

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host Ascend and Lead: A Women’s Empowerment Forum on October 19, 10 am–3:30 pm. Please join us for this thought-provoking and inspiring day-long forum that will include topics such as In the Black: The Business of Media; The Struggle Is Real; and Challenging Stereotypes, Setting a New Standard…

Western Motel, 1957, Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967), oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, B.A., 1903. © 2019 Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Tickets on Sale Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 am, for VMFA’s “Hopper Hotel Experience”

As part of the exhibition Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, opening Oct. 26, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will recreate Western Motel—one of Edward Hopper’s best-known paintings—as a three-dimensional motel space. The “Hopper Hotel Experience” affords visitors the opportunity to book a night in this room inspired by Western Motel. The room is…

VMFA Kicks off Meditation Month with Citywide Events to Promote Mindfulness and Celebrate Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

To celebrate meditation month in May and the opening of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is inviting Richmond residents to participate in citywide events to promote mindfulness and generosity. From now through Aug., Virginians will have the opportunity to participate in events such as yoga and meditation…

VMFA Celebrates Black History Month and New African American Art Acquisitions

Events include a public art project, African American Read-In and Artist Talk with Glenn Ligon Richmond, VA––As part of its longstanding initiative and 2015–2020 strategic plan, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will celebrate Black History Month with special events honoring African American artists and the museum’s growing African American art collection. In 2018, VMFA…

Fine Arts & Flowers to Bloom Oct. 24-28

Biennial exhibition to benefit inaugural tour of VMFA’s new artmobile Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces the return of Fine Arts & Flowers, a biennial museum-wide exhibition that pairs original interpretive floral arrangements with works from the museum’s permanent collection from Oct. 24-28, 2018. Admission to Fine Arts & Flowers is…

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 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,…

Fine Arts & Flowers Returns to VMFA

Museum-wide exhibition coincides with the reopening of VMFA’s Fabergé Galleries Fine Arts & Flowers returns to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts October 20–23, 2016, with spectacular floral interpretations of works from the museum’s permanent collection. This is the 13th presentation of this biennial exhibition, which is sponsored by The Council of the Virginia Museum of…

VMFA continues support of Virginia artists with $162,000

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.