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

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VMFA Pop-Up Opens Columbus Day

Three retail outlets serve holiday shoppers this year 2013-10-09 The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Shop announces its first off-site retail presence in the Richmond region. The VMFA Pop-Up shop, will open on Columbus Day, October 15, and remain open seven days a w

Museum Entrance

VMFA and Library of Virginia Announce Art in Literature Award

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Virginia are pleased to announce Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This award recognizes an outstanding book in fiction or nonfiction that demonstrates the highest literary merit as a creative or scholarly work on the theme of visual artists or art.

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VMFA Receives Federal Grant

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was recently awarded a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Museums for America grant in the amount of $132,320 will assist with the purchase of a compact shelving system, additional cabinets and other shelving units, and in contracting two part-time registration assistants and a consulting conservator.

Six Dancers

Exploring Cinematic Art through Costume

VMFA’s fall exhibition, Hollywood Costume, celebrates a century of costume design and its contribution to cinematic history in American culture. Visitors will step behind the scenes to explore the collaborations between directors, actors and costume designers that bring to life some of the most unforgettable and beloved screen characters. Hollywood Costume is on view November 9, 2013 – February 17, 2014.

Robinson House

VMFA Plans Regional Visitor Center in Historic Robinson House

Since the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened in May 2010, its annual attendance has been the largest of any attraction in the region. Because of its proximity to I-95/I-64 and its leadership position, VMFA will rehabilitate the historic Robinson House and repurpose it to include a regional visitor center.