VMFA Awarded $345,815 Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Richmond, Virginia — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded nearly $346,000 in grant funds to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) to support its new three-year Preservation Training Initiative focusing on conservation and archives. This is one of 11 projects NEH selected to receive a Preservation Education and Training Grant as…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces Winter Holiday Hours

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced special hours of operation for the winter holidays. The museum will close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve this Thursday, December 24; Christmas Day on Friday, December 25; New Year’s Eve on Thursday, December 31 and New Year’s Day on Friday, January 1. “VMFA…

Governor Northam Announces Investments in Historic Justice Initiatives

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that his proposed budget will include nearly $25 million to transform historic sites and advance historic justice efforts.  “These investments will ensure a more diverse and inclusive retelling of our history,” said Governor Northam. “At a time when our Commonwealth and nation are grappling with how to illustrate a more…

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…