Dr. Leo Mazow Appointed to the American Art Department

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.

Inlight 2015 extended for two nights

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.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts generated more than $145M for the state

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.

VMFA Opens Pop-Up at Short Pump Town Center

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Shop announces the opening of a satellite retail store at Short Pump Town Center on August 3, 2015. ShopVMFA will be open through January 2016 on the upper level between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel.

Allan Altholz Named Director of Marketing and Communications

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…

Michael Taylor Appointed Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Following an extensive international search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Dr. Michael R. Taylor as chief curator and deputy director for art and education, effective August 10. In this key leadership position, crucial to the museum’s new strategic plan, Taylor will oversee the division of art and education, which encompasses VMFA’s curatorial,…

Fellowship Recipients’ Exhibitions Go Statewide

Since 2009, VMFA has displayed the work of Visual Arts Fellowship recipients on the museum’s campus, as well as at Richmond International Airport. In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the VMFA Fellowship program this year, VMFA is expanding the exposure of this artwork across the Commonwealth with the opening of an exhibition at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va.