It’s Your Art!

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Speakers Bureau is now accepting requests for engagements at social and civic group programs. The organization is a dedicated group of volunteers that speaks on behalf of the museum.

Fund Established In Honor of Lizzie Edmunds Boyd

Enhanced professional development for VMFA staff and funds for the upkeep and maintenance of VMFA’s gardens and grounds are the beneficiaries of the newly established Lizzie Edmunds Boyd Fund.

Alex Nyerges

VMFA Director Alex Nyerges Recognized for International Contributions

On November 22, 2014, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director Alex Nyerges was honored by the French government as Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres), a prestigious international association of leaders recognized for their contributions toward promoting international relations with France.

John B. Ravenal Appointed to deCordova Museum Director Position

John B Ravenal, VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis family curator of modern and contemporary art, has been named the new director of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. Since his arrival in 1998, John has enhanced the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ collection and reputation in modern and contemporary art through scholarship, innovative curatorial projects, major publications, and key acquisitions.

First Crowdfunding Initiative is a Resounding Success

VMFA kicked off its first-ever crowdfunding campaign on September 22, 2014, and has received enthusiastic responses from the public—from Bon Air to Barcelona—raising $61,225 in a 26-day campaign. The total includes a generous match from Frank Qiu and Ting Xu on behalf of Evergreen Enterprises, who agreed to match donors’ contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.…