January 7, 2016
VMFA’s Thursday night performance program has a new name and sponsor. Now known as the Dominion Jazz Café, the free weekly event will continue to showcase performances by musicians representing all facets of the jazz genre.
December 10, 2015
Following an extensive search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Kimberly J. Wilson as the Deputy Director for Human Resources, Volunteers, & Community Service. An experienced human resources executive, Wilson will be responsible for overseeing organizational culture, recruitment, and work team evaluations. Wilson comes to VMFA after serving as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Client Services at The George Washington University.
December 10, 2015
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Dr. Leo G. Mazow as the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator and Head of the Department of American Art. Mazow comes to VMFA from his role as associate professor of art history at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He will begin his new post at the close of the academic year in June 2016.
November 3, 2015
1708 Gallery and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are pleased to announce that InLight 2015 has been extended for a second night on VMFA’s grounds. The free event will be held on Friday, November 13 from 7 p.m. until midnight and Saturday, November 14 from 7 until 10 p.m. The museum will have extended hours during the event.
October 18, 2015
Longtime patrons James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin have given their collection of 73 works to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for permanent installation in the McGlothlin American Art Galleries. The value of the McGlothlin Collection exceeds $200 million and will open to the public on November 24.
September 1, 2015
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts brings the world to Virginia, but last year it also was responsible for more than $145 million in economic impact to both the Commonwealth and the Richmond region. This is one of the many findings from a recent economic impact study examining the museum’s operations and visitor spending for FY2014, using FY2008 as a benchmark.
May 25, 2015
Allan Altholz has been named director of marketing and communications at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Beginning May 26, Altholz will be responsible for growing VMFA’s visitation and public image. He will work to promote the museum’s breadth of valuable resources and works. “We are thrilled to have someone with Allan’s range of experience…