VMFA Presents Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection

More than 200 prints by 17th-century artist Wenceslaus Hollar to be featured in new exhibition Richmond, Virginia––Celebrating one of the most remarkable and “modern” artists of the Baroque period, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection, an ambitious works on paper exhibition that will be on…

Asher B. Durand’s Progress, Most Valuable Gift of a Single Work of Art in VMFA’s History, Enters Museum Collection

Gift marks first time the painting has been in public domain since its creation in 1853 Richmond, VA – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently received the generous anonymous gift of Asher B. Durand’s painting Progress (The Advance of Civilization), which was approved by the VMFA Board of Trustees yesterday. One of the most…

VMFA Acquires 250 Works for Permanent Collection

Works range in age from circa 2040-1786 BC to the present   Richmond, VA––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce a number of new significant acquisitions to its collections, including works by Nick Cave, Frederic Edwin Church and Hale Woodruff. In addition to several other notable acquisitions this quarter, the purchase of…

VMFA Installs Sculpture by Richmond Artist in Robins Sculpture Garden

Neptune Virginia Beach Maquette Served as Model for the Well-Known Virginia Beach Statue of “King Neptune” Richmond, VA – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the addition of Neptune Virginia Beach Maquette by Richmond-based sculptor Paul DiPasquale to the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden, which was installed on Thursday. This is the…

Richmond Ballet and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Partner for the 2018/19 Minds In Motion Program

Richmond, VA  – Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is serving as the 2018/19 community partner for the Ballet’s acclaimed community engagement program Minds In Motion (MIM). This partnership is focused on the museum’s permanent African Art collection with supplemental support from their special exhibit, Congo Masks:…

VMFA Receives Grant to Conserve 146 Photographs by African American Artists

Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant Helps to Preserve Kamoinge Workshop Collection Richmond, VA––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been awarded a 2018 Bank of America Art Conservation Project grant, one of only 21 institutions in the world to receive the grant this year. This grant supports a year-long effort to conserve, stabilize…

VMFA Celebrates Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa with Community Events

Mask-Making Activities and Special Performances to Be Held across Virginia WHAT To celebrate the opening of Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is hosting interactive pop-up art events across the state featuring mask-making activities and live performances. Congo Masks, which remains on view through February 24, 2019, features more than 130 rare masks…

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Nicholas of Tolentino and Sebastian, mid-1510s, Master of the Risen Magdalen, 15 x 11 ¾ in.

VMFA Board of Trustees Votes to Return Nazi-Looted Painting

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Nicholas of Tolentino and Sebastian to be returned to heir of Dutch art dealer Jacques Goudstikker Richmond, Virginia – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Board of Trustees voted today to deaccession Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Nicholas of Tolentino and Sebastian so that it can be returned…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to Launch New Artmobile in Fredericksburg

VMFA on the Road debuts at Hurkamp Park on Oct. 30 Richmond, Virginia – Sixty-five years after the launch of its original Artmobile, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will once again bring traveling art exhibitions and educational offerings to audiences across the Commonwealth with VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century.…