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-size replica of Western Motel. The room is…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Library of Virginia Announce Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women as Winner of Annual Art in Literature Award

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Virginia are pleased to announce the winner of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. The judges selected Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler – Five Painters and…

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

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel to Debut at VMFA

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Edward Hopper and the American Hotel will premiere at the museum on Oct. 26—the only east coast venue for this major loan exhibition. Showcasing more than 60 of Hopper’s paintings, drawings, watercolors and illustrations, this groundbreaking exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see…

VMFA Debuts Historic Exhibition at the National Museum of China

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces the opening of Jean Schlumberger: Twentieth Century Treasures from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the National Museum of China (NMC) in Beijing, on view May 30–Sept. 1, 2019. This historic exhibition is the result of a five-year cooperative agreement between the two institutions to celebrate…

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 Presents A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke on view in the Works on Paper Gallery Apr. 27–Sept. 2. Including 92 examples dating from the late 18th and 19th century, the exquisite and intricately crafted…

House of Delegates Resolution H.R 306 Honors Dr. Monroe Harris Jr., D.M.D.

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts congratulates Dr. Monroe Harris Jr., on the passage of Virginia House of Delegates Resolution H.R 306 introduced in his honor by Delegate Dawn M. Adams of the 68th District. The resolution commends Harris’ outstanding service and commitment to bettering the city of Richmond. Harris was elected president of…

Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen Wins 2018 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is delighted to announce Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen has won the 2018 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award. The comprehensive catalogue accompanied the exhibition of the same name held at VMFA and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2018. Co-curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, VMFA…

VMFA Announces the Opening of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts invites visitors to power down, unplug and join a voyage into the visionary art of Tibetan Buddhism in Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, on view Apr. 27–Aug. 18, 2019. The journey from clamor to contemplation unfolds as audiences progress through the experiential exhibition to engage with…

Work by Madison Hansen, Undergraduate Fellow (new and emerging media), Virginia Commonwealth University, Midlothian

VMFA 2019–20 Fellowship Program Supports 28 Student and Professional Artists

$167,000 Awarded as Part of the Largest Fellowship Program of Its Kind in the Country Richmond, VA––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the 2019–20 recipients of VMFA fellowships. Twenty-eight students and professional artists were selected from 753 applicants to receive a total of $167,000 towards professional advancement in the arts. Since…