VMFA’s “3 in 30” Programs

Explore three art objects in 30 minutes. VMFA’s “3 in 30” programs are offered on the first Tuesday (in-person) and Thursday (virtually) of every month. Curators and educators discuss works in the permanent collection and in special exhibitions, considering different themes found across the collection, artistic movements, or a single artist’s body of work. “3 in 30 PLUS” is an expanded version of this program where two speakers come together to present a program that is one-hour long. The “3 in 30” programs are free and open to the public.


Southern Cheyenne Ledger Drawing, ca. 1875, Howling Wolf (Southern Cheyenne, 1849–1927), watercolor and ink on paper. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Mrs. Alfred DuPont by exchange

3 in 30: American Land, American People

Dr. Johanna Minich, Assistant Curator for Native American Art

Look at three newly installed works by Indigenous artists in the American galleries. These works were selected for inclusion in the ongoing efforts by the American and Native American curators to expand the narrative of American history. Works by Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti), Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish/Kootinai), Eileen Yatsattie (Zuni), and Howling Wolf (Southern Cheyenne) will be discussed.

3 in 30: American Land, American People – In Person
Tue, Nov 2, 2021, 11—11:30 am | Meet at Visitor Services
Free, no reservations required.


3 in 30: American Land, American People – Virtual
Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 11—11:30 am | Virtual Program
Free. Registration via Zoom required.


View all previous virtual programs on YouTube.