Special Teacher Programs and Events

Annual Open House:

The renovations of the Mellon galleries that have necessitated the closure of VMFA’s Marble Hall will not be completed in time for the annual Teacher Open House to be held on the usual late August/early September date.

The Education Department knows how much teachers appreciate this event—so, instead of canceling it for this year, we are going to postpone this popular annual event to December 13, 2019. We’ll be able to celebrate a successful semester—and the arrival of the new Kehinde Wiley sculpture! Tickets will be available for booking in the late fall.


In-Service Programs:

Curriculum specialists, principals, lead teachers, and specialized groups may book in-service workshops and/or VMFA resource overviews either at VMFA or at a Richmond-area location. For information about these opportunities, please e-mail Twyla Kitts, Teacher Program Educator, at twyla.kitts@vmfa.museum or call 804.204.2662.


Distance Learning In-service Session:

Curriculum specialists, principals, lead teachers, and specialized groups may book a Distance Learning session for use at school-based in-service events. Learn how classrooms can interact with VMFA, both on-site and online, with this session designed for teachers. Participants will get an overview of VMFA resources and participate in a demonstration of the museum’s Distance Learning Program.

For more information or to book a session, please contact Sarah Rasich, Distance Learning Content Specialist, at sarah.rasich@vmfa.museum or call 804-340-1349.