VMFA Exhibition Portrays the Majestic Beauty of the Natural Bridge

Richmond, Virginia—The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art, an exploration of the artistic portrayal of this spectacular and seemingly miraculous natural landmark. The exhibition, free to visitors, will be on view at VMFA in Richmond, Virginia, from February 6 to…

VMFA Acquires Nari Ward’s Xquisite LiquorsouL for Its Contemporary Art Collection

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced the recent acquisition of Xquisite LiquorsouL, a 2009 installation work by Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward. Ward uses objects found discarded in his neighborhood in New York City — items like bottles, shopping carts, televisions, shoelaces, oil drums, clothing and strollers — to form his…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Acquires Watershed Work by Paul Sérusier

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced today that it has acquired The Three-Pond Cottage at Le Pouldu, an ambitious painting by Paul Sérusier (1864-1927), a pioneering Post-Impressionist who inspired the Nabis art movement and helped revolutionize 19th-century French art. During the summer of 1888 Sérusier, a student at the Académie Julian, a…

VMFA Recognizes Healthcare Workers and First Responders with Free Admission to Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Richmond, Virginia––Governor Ralph Northam and Alex Nyerges, Director and CEO of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), today announced that healthcare workers and first responders can receive free admission to the exhibition Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities on view now through January 18, 2021. First responders include 911 dispatchers, law-enforcement officers, professional and…

VMFA Acquires Major Work by Virginia Jaramillo

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced their recent acquisition of a painting by American artist Virginia Jaramillo: Time Fractal, 1973.  Virginia Jaramillo (b.1939, El Paso, TX) spent her formative years in California and studied at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. When she began working in her Watts, Los Angeles…

Procession Forms at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Richmond, Virginia — Visitors to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will notice a large, colorful painting along the elevation of the museum’s Atrium north wall. The expansive new mural, Procession, is the work of Nigerian-born American artist Odili Donald Odita. The work, completed on Sept. 20, 2020, can now be viewed in its…

VMFA and Chase Announce Partnership to Expand and Diversify Arts Access

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and Chase today announced their new partnership to expand access to the arts over the next year through innovative and inclusive community programs, digital educational resources and virtual events.  “VMFA is committed to providing greater accessibility to the arts, and Chase’s generous support strengthens our…

Governor Northam and VMFA Announce Recipients of Virginia Visual Artist Relief Grants

Richmond, Virginia — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, First Lady Pamela Northam and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Director and CEO Alex Nyerges today announced the names of forty Commonwealth artists who will receive relief grants as part of a special program to help visual artists impacted by COVID-19. Each recipient will receive $5,000 from…

VMFA Mourns the Passing of William A. Royall, Jr.

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) community is mourning the loss of museum Board of Trustees member William A. Royall, Jr., who died on June 25, 2020. A past president of the VMFA board, Royall—along with his wife, Pam Kiecker Royall—donated more than 100 works of modern and contemporary art to…