Photo by David Stover © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The VMFA Artmobile, October 2018.

VMFA Celebrates the First Anniversary of VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts celebrated the first anniversary of VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century this week. The original Artmobile traveled the commonwealth from 1953 to the early 1990s, bringing art exhibitions and educational programs to schools, colleges and community organizations across Virginia, reaching 2.5 million people. In 2015,…

Photo: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing, E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden, Amuse Restaurant, Best Café Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, September 2014

VMFA to Stay Open Late on Wednesdays

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is excited to announce that the museum is adding a third day to its extended hours. In addition to remaining open until 9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, starting this week on Oct. 30, VMFA will stay open until 9 pm on Wednesdays. The extended hours offer VMFA visitors…

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

Free Admission for State Employees, Preschool and K-12 Teachers, and Active Duty Military Personnel to VMFA’s Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Commonwealth of Virginia employees, preschool and K–12 teachers (public and private), as well as active-duty military personnel and their immediate families can receive free admission to Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, on view Oct. 26, 2019 through Feb. 23, 2020. Showcasing more…

Dr. Sylvain Cordier, VMFA’s Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art, Photo by Elcayer

After an International Search, VMFA Selects Dr. Sylvain Cordier as Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art

Richmond, Virginia––Following an extensive, international search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sylvain Cordier to the position of Paul Mellon Curator and the Head of the Department of European Art. Cordier will begin his position on Nov. 4. He comes to VMFA from the Montreal Museum of…

VMFA named artist-in-residence at the VCU School of Business

RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 24, 2019) — The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business has named the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as its 2019-20 artist-in-residence. Now in its fourth year, the artist-in-residence program was developed as part of the school’s EPIC strategic plan to drive the future of business through the power of creativity. The…

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…

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…