VMFA COVID-19 Relief Fund

At the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, we believe that great art should be shared.

While our doors are temporarily closed, we continue to serve the Commonwealth through our vast online resources. Our digitized collections, fun family activities, and superb educational resources keep us connected and remind us of the importance of art and creativity during this uncertain time.

All of this is made possible through the generosity of our museum family. You can help us further these efforts by making a gift to the VMFA COVID-19 Relief Fund today. Due to the extended closure, the museum is facing a significant deficit. Your gift will help close this gap and allow us to return to our full commitment of being free and open every day as soon as it is safe to do so.

Here are a few of the things we can accomplish together when the museum reopens:

Visitors of every age and background find moments of inspiration and insight exploring the museum’s galleries. For some, VMFA is a space for solitary reflection. Others find common ground in conversation or share their discoveries through social media. Your gift will ensure that the permanent collection remains free for everyone to enjoy—each in his or her own way.


From self-portraits created in our children’s programs and wearable art designed for the Teen Stylin’ runway to woodcut prints inked in the Studio School’s adult classes, art-making happens across VMFA’s campus. Your gift will nurture the sense of possibility that hands-on creativity brings.

A school group tour of the museum’s Egyptian galleries creates indelible memories of Tjeby, our resident mummy, for a new generation. One hundred miles away, another teacher brings the art of imperial China into his classroom through interactive tools on VMFA’s Learn site. Your gift will help our youngest visitors discover the power of art throughout human history.

Beautiful afternoons walking through the Sculpture Garden. Dynamic performances during VMFA Family Events. Listening to live jazz at Best Café on Thursday evenings. Your gift will sustain VMFA as a vital community space.

Gifts to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Annual Fund are tax-deductible and may be eligible for a corporate match.

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