VMFA Exhibition Portrays the Majestic Beauty of the Natural Bridge

Richmond, Virginia—The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art, an exploration of the artistic portrayal of this spectacular and seemingly miraculous natural landmark. The exhibition, free to visitors, will be on view at VMFA in Richmond, Virginia, from February 6 to…

VMFA Acquires Nari Ward’s Xquisite LiquorsouL for Its Contemporary Art Collection

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced the recent acquisition of Xquisite LiquorsouL, a 2009 installation work by Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward. Ward uses objects found discarded in his neighborhood in New York City — items like bottles, shopping carts, televisions, shoelaces, oil drums, clothing and strollers — to form his…

VMFA Recognizes Healthcare Workers and First Responders with Free Admission to Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Richmond, Virginia––Governor Ralph Northam and Alex Nyerges, Director and CEO of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), today announced that healthcare workers and first responders can receive free admission to the exhibition Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities on view now through January 18, 2021. First responders include 911 dispatchers, law-enforcement officers, professional and…

VMFA Acquires Major Work by Virginia Jaramillo

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced their recent acquisition of a painting by American artist Virginia Jaramillo: Time Fractal, 1973.  Virginia Jaramillo (b.1939, El Paso, TX) spent her formative years in California and studied at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. When she began working in her Watts, Los Angeles…

Procession Forms at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Richmond, Virginia — Visitors to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will notice a large, colorful painting along the elevation of the museum’s Atrium north wall. The expansive new mural, Procession, is the work of Nigerian-born American artist Odili Donald Odita. The work, completed on Sept. 20, 2020, can now be viewed in its…

VMFA and Chase Announce Partnership to Expand and Diversify Arts Access

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and Chase today announced their new partnership to expand access to the arts over the next year through innovative and inclusive community programs, digital educational resources and virtual events.  “VMFA is committed to providing greater accessibility to the arts, and Chase’s generous support strengthens our…

Governor Northam and VMFA Announce Recipients of Virginia Visual Artist Relief Grants

Richmond, Virginia — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, First Lady Pamela Northam and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Director and CEO Alex Nyerges today announced the names of forty Commonwealth artists who will receive relief grants as part of a special program to help visual artists impacted by COVID-19. Each recipient will receive $5,000 from…

Statue of the Fertility God Hapy, 4th or 3rd century BC. Thonis-Heracleion, red granite, 5.4 m. high. Maritime Museum Alexandria. Image © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

VMFA to Exhibit Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the East Coast premiere of Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities. The exhibition features nearly 300 objects, mostly from underwater excavations of the ancient Egyptian cities of Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion. Sunken Cities is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to experience the grandeur…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces Plan to Reopen July 4

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced it will reopen to the public on Saturday, July 4, 2020; museum members will have early access beginning July 1. With its reopening, the museum will resume its regular operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with extended hours Wednesday, Thursday and…

Governor Northam and VMFA Announce Virginia Visual Artist Relief Program

Richmond, Virginia — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, First Lady Pamela Northam and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Director and CEO Alex Nyerges today announced a special program to assist visual artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Virginia Artist Relief Fellowship Program.  “The arts are critically important—particularly in times of collective struggle and hardship,”…