Adult Group Visits

695-gallery-talk-E0124131VMFA is currently offering guided tours of our Special Exhibitions ONLY. Onsite self-directed groups are available for booking. For more information on self-directed or guided tours of our Special Exhibitions, as well as learning how you can visit as a group for a self-directed viewing of our permanent galleries, contact our Adult and College Group Tour Coordinator at groupsales@vmfa.museum or click here to view our online Resource Center.

College Group visits are available here.

Covid-19 Guidelines

In keeping with current CDC guidelines, all vaccinated and unvaccinated museum visitors, staff and volunteers over 2 years of age are required to wear masks when visiting VMFA. Disposable masks are available to visitors upon arrival. Click here to find out what VMFA is doing to keep their guests and staff safe.


Special Exhibition: Self-Directed Visit


Ansel Adams: Composition in Nature
Even’s Court Gallery
Sep 25, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

  • Free for museum members.
  • Adult tickets are $10 each.
  • Group tickets are $8 each (VMFA considers a group to be 10 or more people)
  • Guided tours are based on Tour Guide and Gallery availability, with only one group of no more than 15 people per hour. Guided tours of this exhibition are $18 per person. (this price includes your ticket)
  • Ticket times are every 30 minutes. Payment for tickets is required one week in advance of your visit. For more information, please contact the Adult and College Group Tour Coordinator at groupsales@vmfa.museum.

Exhibition Description
VMFA invites you to behold the drama and splendor of the American landscape as seen through the lens of photographer, Ansel Adams. In Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, more than 70 photographs, spanning over five decades, showcase the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details and inimitable style that defines this most beloved and influential photographer.

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Special Exhibition: Self-Directed Visit

Man Ray Self Portrait, 1930, Jewish Museum
Man Ray: The Paris Years
Altria Group Gallery, Center Gallery, NewMarket Gallery
Oct 30, 2021 – Feb 21, 2022

  • Free for museum members.
  • Adult tickets are $16 each.
  • Group tickets are $12 each (VMFA considers a group to be 10 or more people)
  • Guided tours will be offered based on Tour Guide and Gallery availability, to groups of up to no more than 30 people per hour.
  • Ticket times are every 15 minutes. Payment for tickets is required one week in advance of your visit. For more information, please contact the Adult and College Group Tour Coordinator at groupsales@vmfa.museum.

Exhibition Description
Man Ray: The Paris Years focuses on the innovative portrait photographs that the American artist, Man Ray made in the French capital between 1924 and 1940. In the early decades of the 20th century, Paris became famous the world over as a powerful center of artistic freedom and daring experimentation, which accounts for the extraordinary migrations there of a large number of artists, architects, composers, dancers, fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians, and writers. Shortly after his arrival in July 1921. Man Ray embarked on a sustained campaign to document the international avant-garde in Paris between the two world wars in a series of remarkable portraits that established his reputation as one of the leading photographers of his era.

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Guided Tours
We are currently offering guided tours of our Special Exhibitions only. Guided tours will not be offered during the first two, nor the last two weeks of the exhibition to avoid overcrowding.

Permanent Collection
All permanent collection self-directed visit requests need to be submitted to groupsales@vmfa.museum at least three weeks in advance of your visit. Please see below for our self-directed visit Guidelines. Click here to fill out the Group Request Form. Once we receive that form we will send you a confirmation with more information.

Self-Directed Group Visit Guidelines
Please read through these guidelines and share them with your group members prior to
your visit.

  • In keeping with current state mandates, all museum visitors, staff and volunteers over the age of 2 must wear a mask while in the museum.
  • No food may be brought into the museum. You are welcome to enjoy your food outside in our sculpture garden.
  • Best Café – is our casual, cafeteria styled restaurant. They do not take reservations. For more information about Best Café, click here.
    • Amuse Restaurant – is our full service restaurant. Amuse requests that all groups contact them directly to make a reservation. They may be reached at (804)340-1580. For more information about Amuse Restaurant, click here.

Parking

Bus parking is available at the back of the parking deck. Car parking is $6 per day for nonmembers and free for members. For more information, click here.