Family Programs

You won’t find a more enlightening — and inspirational — environment than the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! Bring the whole family to one of our renowned workshops or events for an enriching experience that is fun for every age and interest.

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Family Studio Programs & Events

Recommended for ages 5 – 12; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Select Fridays, 5 – 7 pm
Art Education Center
$25 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $20)
Enrollment limit: 12 children, unless otherwise noted*

Note: separate registration is not required for parent/guardian of child enrolled in this program

 


All ages; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult
First Sundays, 1 – 4 pm
Art Education Center
Free. No registration required.

Make Open Studio Sundays a part of your family’s monthly routine! Visit the Art Education Center anytime between 1 pm and 4 pm to participate in an art activity inspired by an object from the VMFA collection. A new art activity, led by VMFA Youth Studio Staff and volunteers, is offered every month. Select months will feature additional activities and events. For more details, see tentative schedule below.

Note: For groups of eight children or more, please email youthstudio@vmfa.museum

Upcoming Open Studio Sundays

April 1: April Fools! Take & Make Activity
Design an optical illusion artwork that tricks your brain! *Due to the holiday, April will feature a self-guided activity

May 6: Surreal Dreamscapes
Celebrate Salvador Dali’s birthday (May 11) by creating a layered “surreal” dreamscape.

Please note that activities are subject to change. Email youthstudio@vmfa.museum if you have any questions.


Bring the entire family and discover the richness of cultures from around the world, the science behind art making, and the stories of the artists and their art. Become an artist for the day while exploring traditional art objects, art activities, and performances and entertainment related to VMFA’s collection and special exhibitions. Activities are recommended for children ages 3–12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages welcome.

Free. No tickets required.

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Save the Date!

Celebrate African and African American Art: Ethiopia
June 16, 2018 | 11 am–3 pm

Generously sponsored by

 

 

 

Celebrate the Art of Latin America: Patagonia
Sept. 15, 2018 | 11am – 3pm

 

 

For questions about Family Day events, please contact natalie.feister@vmfa.museum.