VMFA Hires Chief Registrar

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hired a new chief registrar, J’Laine Newcombe, who will manage a staff dedicated to the care of the fine art collection.

McGinness Painting

Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit

The creative process for Ryan McGinness’s 2009 commissioned painting Art History Is Not Linear (VMFA) is the focus of this inventive exhibition. This painting marked the first time that McGinness created an installation with site-specific imagery that directly links to a museum collection. The exhibition will be on view January 25 – October 19, 2014.

Protest Signs

Signs of Protest: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era

Signs and protests were inseparable in the 1960s, with words painted or printed large scale to produce maximum impact when photographed or filmed by the media. Like a visual bullhorn, they both amplified and unified the voices fighting injustice. Ninety percent of the works featured in Signs of Protest: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era were acquired by VMFA in the past three years and emphasize the museum’s commitment to diversifying its photography collection.

Ken Ramsay, Susan Taylor, as Model, c. 1970s

Race, Place & Identity: Richmond Organizations Highlight Civil Rights and Social Justice

Starting in January 2014, eight Richmond-based arts and cultural organizations will partner to facilitate community-wide conversations inspired by their respective exhibitions and programs. Participating institutions include Candela Books + Gallery, Anderson Gallery VCUarts, Black Iris, 1708 Gallery, Elegba Folklore Society, Reynolds Gallery, the Valentine Richmond History Center, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

McGlothlin Wing

Museum-wide Wi-Fi Now Includes Sculpture Garden

VMFA’s E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden is now Wi-Fi accessible. The outdoor space is part of a three-phase program to hardwire the museum’s entire campus with broadband-speed Wi-Fi. Includes