VMFA Foundation Appoints New Director of Government Relations

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation has named Katie Wallmeyer Payne as its new Director of Government Relations. Payne will work to increase awareness of VMFA’s statewide contributions as she represents the museum before local, state and federal legislators and officials on issues that affect resources and support for the Museum’s…

Governor McAuliffe Announces State Employees to Receive Free Admission to Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China at the VMFA

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced Commonwealth of Virginia employees can receive free admission to Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China, a highly anticipated exhibition that opens at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) on November 18, 2017. Ten life-size terracotta figures, including warriors and a cavalry horse, will be…

VMFA Director given ambassador title in advance of Terracotta Army opening

Shaanxi partner presents honor during special exhibition preview event The Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau in China has named Alex Nyerges, Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), as an Ambassador of Shaanxi Cultural Heritage. The honor was presented during an exclusive preview for exhibition sponsors, VMFA leaders, and visiting Chinese dignitaries of…

Mellon French Impressionist, British Sporting Collections to Go on Tour

VMFA to share works publicly while galleries are refurbished The esteemed French Impressionist Art and British Sporting Art collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will be embarking on national and international tours during the next two years, creating opportunities for more people to view these important paintings and sculptures that were donated to…

VMFA interactive teaching gallery to feature Dig It!

Archaeology-themed exhibition to complement Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China From uncovering objects in a virtual dig to studying ancient works of art to understand their age, function and make-up, visitors to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ new Dig It! exhibition will find a rich environment where intergenerational learners can explore…

Library of Virginia and VMFA Announce Winner of Annual Art in Literature Award

Library of Virginia and VMFA Announce Winner of Annual Art in Literature Award Fifth recipient to be honored at 2017 Library of Virginia Literary Awards Richmond, VA (August 21, 2017) – The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are pleased to announce the winner of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary…

VMFA kicks off Robinson House expansion, renovation

Historic mansion to house museum offices, regional visitor center, exhibition Construction to expand and reclaim interior spaces of the historic Robinson House on grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will begin in September 2017. When reopened in late 2018 after standing vacant for nearly 20 years, the building will house a regional tourism…

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VMFA appoints new Modern and Contemporary Art Curator

Valerie Cassel Oliver has been named the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. A curator with a proven eye for emerging artists and the integration of new disciplines with traditional art forms, Cassel Oliver was selected after a comprehensive national search. She will…

VMFA to install Chloe in Robins Sculpture Garden

Museum commissions major work by acclaimed Spanish artist Jaume Plensa The grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will undergo a bold transformation with the April 2017 installation of Chloe, a 24-foot tall newly commissioned sculpture, which will be visible from both the Boulevard and Grove Avenue in Richmond. Chloe continues a long series…