VMFA Teams Up with Google to Magnify the Visitor Experience

Art Camera enables on-site and online visitors to explore their favorite works in stunning detail The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently had 42 works in its collection captured by the Google Art Camera, a robotic camera custom-built to produce ultra-high resolution gigapixel images. Severin Roesen’s The Abundance of Nature is just one example of how the…

VMFA and Library of Virginia Announce Winner of Annual Art in Literature Award

VMFA and Library of Virginia Announce Winner of Annual Art in Literature Award Fourth recipient to be honored at 2016 Virginia Literary Awards The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Virginia are pleased to announce the winner of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This year’s finalists for…

Fine Arts & Flowers Returns to VMFA

Museum-wide exhibition coincides with the reopening of VMFA’s Fabergé Galleries Fine Arts & Flowers returns to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts October 20–23, 2016, with spectacular floral interpretations of works from the museum’s permanent collection. This is the 13th presentation of this biennial exhibition, which is sponsored by The Council of the Virginia Museum of…

Fabergé returns to VMFA

Russian treasures reinstalled in renovated galleries named for Eda Hofstead Cabaniss The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ renowned Fabergé collection is returning from an international tour, and will be displayed in a new suite of renovated galleries opening to the public on October 22, 2016. The new installation will feature 280 objects– composed of Fabergé…

Mellon Grant Puts African Art at Center of Research and Conservation Project

$1.5M grant enables unprecedented study of VMFA collection The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts a $1.5 million grant that will support in-depth technical examination, conservation, and art historical studies focused on the museum’s stellar African art collection. This significant award will help launch VMFA’s newly conceived center for…

VMFA Acquires 35 Photographs by Louis Draper and his Complete Archive

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently acquired 35 photographs by the Richmond-born, African-American artist Louis Draper (1935-2002), as well as his complete archive, which includes his papers, working prints, negatives, and camera equipment. This acquisition places VMFA at the forefront of museums and research institutions collecting African American art.

VMFA continues support of Virginia artists with $162,000

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.

VMFA completes $1.2M challenge grant to support digital and educational initiatives

VMFA recently completed a challenge grant in excess of $1.2M to benefit ARTshare, the museum’s digital technology and education initiative. The initial goal from the the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation was $600,000. The funds will directly support capital projects necessary to sustain VMFA as a 21st-century museum, including the development of new educational content and platforms.