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…

Dr. Sylvain Cordier, VMFA’s Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art, Photo by Elcayer

After an International Search, VMFA Selects Dr. Sylvain Cordier as Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art

Richmond, Virginia––Following an extensive, international search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sylvain Cordier to the position of Paul Mellon Curator and the Head of the Department of European Art. Cordier will begin his position on Nov. 4. He comes to VMFA from the Montreal Museum of…

Five women hired by VMFA since 2015 for top-level leadership leadership positions, Sandra Sellars/Richmond Free Press

VMFA to Host Ascend and Lead: A Women’s Empowerment Forum

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host Ascend and Lead: A Women’s Empowerment Forum on October 19, 10 am–3:30 pm. Please join us for this thought-provoking and inspiring day-long forum that will include topics such as In the Black: The Business of Media; The Struggle Is Real; and Challenging Stereotypes, Setting a New Standard…

Rumors of War © 2019 Kehinde Wiley. Used by permission. Presented by Times Square Arts in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and Sean Kelly, New York. Photographer: Kylie Corwin for Kehinde Wiley.

Artist Kehinde Wiley unveils Rumors of War sculpture in Times Square, New York, to be permanently installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

TODAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019—Times Square Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and Sean Kelly, New York unveiled artist Kehinde Wiley’s first monumental public sculpture Rumors of War in Times Square, New York on the Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets. Video content from the event is available HERE. Photos will be available at the same link…

VMFA named artist-in-residence at the VCU School of Business

RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 24, 2019) — The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business has named the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as its 2019-20 artist-in-residence. Now in its fourth year, the artist-in-residence program was developed as part of the school’s EPIC strategic plan to drive the future of business through the power of creativity. The…

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

Tickets on Sale Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 am, for VMFA’s “Hopper Hotel Experience”

As part of the exhibition Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, opening Oct. 26, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will recreate Western Motel—one of Edward Hopper’s best-known paintings—as a three-dimensional motel space. The “Hopper Hotel Experience” affords visitors the opportunity to book a night in this room inspired by Western Motel. The room is…