Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991), Gloucester, 1944, Gelatin silver print, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the Aaron Siskind Foundation, 2019 © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.

VMFA receives more than 8,000 photographs from the Aaron Siskind Foundation

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been given an extraordinary gift of more than 8,000 photographs by Aaron Siskind (1903–1991) from the Aaron Siskind Foundation in New York. Established by the artist in 1984, the foundation’s mission has been to preserve and protect Siskind’s artistic legacy, as well as to foster…

Photo: David Stover © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions.

VMFA Paul Mellon Educator and Statewide Manager Jeffrey Allison Named a Richmond Times-Dispatch 2019 Person of the Year Honoree

Richmond, Virginia –– Jeffrey Allison, VMFA’s Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions, was named a Richmond Times-Dispatch Person of the Year honoree. Allison received his award for the instrumental role that he played in the design and successful implementation of VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century.…

Kamoinge Group Portrait, 1973, Anthony Barboza (American, born 1944), digital print. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Eric and Jeanette Lipman Fund, 2019.249 © Anthony Barboza photog

VMFA to Exhibit Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop

Richmond, Virginia — Beginning this February, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will highlight the work of a remarkable group of African American photographers in the exhibition Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop. On display in Evans Court Gallery from Feb. 1 to June 14, 2020, the exhibition features nearly 180 photographs by…

Photo by Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, December 2019

Kehinde Wiley: Rumors of War Permanently Installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

RICHMOND, VA (DEC 13, 2019) — Kehinde Wiley’s 27-foot tall sculpture, Rumors of War, was permanently installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), at its entrance on historic Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond, Virginia. A crowd estimated at more than 5000 people attended the unveiling in a community celebration that included remarks by…

Photo by Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Kehinde Wiley: Rumors of War to be Permanently Installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Dec. 10 at 3:30PM

RICHMOND, VA (DECEMBER 3, 2019) — On December 10, Kehinde Wiley’s Rumors of War will be permanently installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, VA. The unveiling will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The program will include remarks by Kehinde Wiley; The Honorable Ralph Northam, Governor…

Photo: David Stover © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VMFA Shop to Host the Third Annual Museum Store Sunday

In celebration with museum stores worldwide, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the VMFA Shop will host the third annual Museum Store Sunday on Dec. 1. More than 1,200 museum stores across 15 countries will take part in inspiring museum visitors and members to shop inside museums and cultural institutions around…

Photo by David Stover © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The VMFA Artmobile, October 2018.

VMFA Celebrates the First Anniversary of VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts celebrated the first anniversary of VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century this week. The original Artmobile traveled the commonwealth from 1953 to the early 1990s, bringing art exhibitions and educational programs to schools, colleges and community organizations across Virginia, reaching 2.5 million people. In 2015,…

Photo: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing, E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden, Amuse Restaurant, Best Café Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, September 2014

VMFA to Stay Open Late on Wednesdays

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is excited to announce that the museum is adding a third day to its extended hours. In addition to remaining open until 9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, starting this week on Oct. 30, VMFA will stay open until 9 pm on Wednesdays. The extended hours offer VMFA visitors…

Western Motel, 1957, Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967), oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, B.A., 1903. © 2019 Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Free Admission for State Employees, Preschool and K-12 Teachers, and Active Duty Military Personnel to VMFA’s Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Commonwealth of Virginia employees, preschool and K–12 teachers (public and private), as well as active-duty military personnel and their immediate families can receive free admission to Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, on view Oct. 26, 2019 through Feb. 23, 2020. Showcasing more…