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-size replica of Western Motel. The room is…

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Library of Virginia Announce Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women as Winner of Annual Art in Literature Award

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Virginia are pleased to announce the winner of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. The judges selected Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler – Five Painters and…

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

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel to Debut at VMFA

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Edward Hopper and the American Hotel will premiere at the museum on Oct. 26—the only east coast venue for this major loan exhibition. Showcasing more than 60 of Hopper’s paintings, drawings, watercolors and illustrations, this groundbreaking exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see…

VMFA Extends Confederate Memorial Chapel Hours for Visitors to Experience Donald Moffett’s IMPEACH

Featured image: Congressman John Lewis visits the Confederate Memorial Chapel with VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Valerie Cassel Oliver to hear Donald Moffett’s IMPEACH Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that the Confederate Memorial Chapel will be open until 7 pm today, to allow…

Artist Kehinde Wiley to unveil monumental public sculpture in Times Square, New York, to be permanently installed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Featured image: Portrait of Kehinde Wiley, 2018. Photographer: Brad Ogbonna. Kehinde Wiley: Rumors of War September 27 – December 2019 THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019—Times Square Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and Sean Kelly, New York announce today the forthcoming unveiling of artist Kehinde Wiley’s first monumental public sculpture Rumors of War in Times…

VMFA Debuts Historic Exhibition at the National Museum of China

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces the opening of Jean Schlumberger: Twentieth Century Treasures from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the National Museum of China (NMC) in Beijing, on view May 30–Sept. 1, 2019. This historic exhibition is the result of a five-year cooperative agreement between the two institutions to celebrate…

Opening Tomorrow: Carl Chiarenza at VMFA

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces the upcoming exhibition of works by photographer Carl Chiarenza, on view in the Photography Gallery May 17–Nov. 12, 2019. Born to Italian immigrant parents and raised in Rochester, New York, Chiarenza’s interest in photography developed early in his childhood. From 1953 to 1957, Chiarenza studied at the…

VMFA Celebrates Art Museum Day

Richmond, Virginia–– In celebration of the 10th annual Art Museum Day, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will offer visitors complimentary vouchers to Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment. An initiative of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Art Museum Day gathers hundreds of institutions from across North America to recognize the arts…

VMFA Kicks off Meditation Month with Citywide Events to Promote Mindfulness and Celebrate Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

To celebrate meditation month in May and the opening of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is inviting Richmond residents to participate in citywide events to promote mindfulness and generosity. From now through Aug., Virginians will have the opportunity to participate in events such as yoga and meditation…

VMFA to Exhibit Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South

Richmond, Virginia––The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will debut recent acquisitions from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in the upcoming exhibition Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South, on view in the Evans Court Exhibition Galleries June 8–Nov. 17, 2019. The acquisitions from the Atlanta-based foundation are part of a…