Photo by Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, December 2019

Kehinde Wiley: Rumors of War Permanently Installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

RICHMOND, VA (DEC 13, 2019) — Kehinde Wiley’s 27-foot tall sculpture, Rumors of War, was permanently installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), at its entrance on historic Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond, Virginia. A crowd estimated at more than 5000 people attended the unveiling in a community celebration that included remarks by…

Photo by Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Kehinde Wiley: Rumors of War to be Permanently Installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Dec. 10 at 3:30PM

RICHMOND, VA (DECEMBER 3, 2019) — On December 10, Kehinde Wiley’s Rumors of War will be permanently installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, VA. The unveiling will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The program will include remarks by Kehinde Wiley; The Honorable Ralph Northam, Governor…

Photo: David Stover © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VMFA Shop to Host the Third Annual Museum Store Sunday

In celebration with museum stores worldwide, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the VMFA Shop will host the third annual Museum Store Sunday on Dec. 1. More than 1,200 museum stores across 15 countries will take part in inspiring museum visitors and members to shop inside museums and cultural institutions around…

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…