VMFA kicks off Robinson House expansion, renovation

Historic mansion to house museum offices, regional visitor center, exhibition Construction to expand and reclaim interior spaces of the historic Robinson House on grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will begin in September 2017. When reopened in late 2018 after standing vacant for nearly 20 years, the building will house a regional tourism…

Valerie Oliver Cassel

VMFA appoints new Modern and Contemporary Art Curator

Valerie Cassel Oliver has been named the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. A curator with a proven eye for emerging artists and the integration of new disciplines with traditional art forms, Cassel Oliver was selected after a comprehensive national search. She will…

VMFA to install Chloe in Robins Sculpture Garden

Museum commissions major work by acclaimed Spanish artist Jaume Plensa The grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will undergo a bold transformation with the April 2017 installation of Chloe, a 24-foot tall newly commissioned sculpture, which will be visible from both the Boulevard and Grove Avenue in Richmond. Chloe continues a long series…

NEH awards $173,833 grant to VMFA to digitize Louis Draper archive

NEH awards $173,833 grant to VMFA to digitize Louis Draper archive Project will enhance access to works by leading 20th-Century African American artist The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts a $173,833 grant to digitize, preserve and share its archive of photographs, negatives and other materials from Richmond-born…

VMFA Names Hatchette as Deputy Director for Communications

Following an extensive national search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Jan Hatchette as its first Deputy Director for Communications. Beginning April 10, 2017, Hatchette will lead the development, execution, and management of innovative and integrated marketing and communications strategies for VMFA. This new position oversees marketing, publications, public relations, audience development, graphic…

Seth Bauserman (Drawing, Richmond), The True Individual, 2014, Pencil on Paper, 62'' x 48''

Fellowship Program at VMFA supports Virginia artists

Twenty-six Virginia art students and professional artists were selected from a record 815 applications to receive fellowships worth a total of $158,000 from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Since the program launched in 1940, VMFA has presented nearly $5.5 million to more than 1,300 professional artists, art students and graduate students in art history…

VMFA to host job fair for veterans

  VMFA to host job fair for veterans Program on February 16 will feature 10 employers In honor of its recent Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certification from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host a job fair on Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the museum’s Cochrane Atrium. The…

VMFA exhibition to explore transformative power of jewelry, art objects

Finding inspiration for his work in nature, the French-born designer Jean Schlumberger (1907–1987) created jewelry and accessories that transformed 20th-century fashion. The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, an exclusive new exhibition on view at VMFA from February 10 to June 18, 2017, will showcase a broad…

VMFA launches Scream Sundays

For the next three Sundays, visitors can see the internationally acclaimed exhibition Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for free. Scream Sundays takes its name from Munch’s iconic work, The Scream, which exists in a number of different versions. A rare black-and-white lithograph,…