Welcome to the VMFA online press room. This site is designed for use by the working media. Here you will find the latest releases and background information on the VMFA expansion, exhibitions, collection, programs and more.
March 5, 2014
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced the hiring of Claudia Keenan today to fill the newly created post of Executive Director of the Foundation and Deputy Director for Resources and Visitor Experience.
February 18, 2014
In recognition of Black History Month, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is offering several programs and upcoming exhibitions that bring attention to African-American artists, civil rights and social justice.
February 13, 2014
VMFA offers a variety of programs throughout the year, from films to lectures to art classes. For more information about these programs, please call Visitor Services at 804-340-1400 or email@example.com. Also, keep in mind that some events may change and the best way to find an updated list of programs is on our website: http://www.vmfa.museum/default.aspx.
February 6, 2014
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hired a new chief registrar, J’Laine Newcombe, who will manage a staff dedicated to the care of the fine art collection; the creation and maintenance of records that capture the history and condition of the objects; and the safe and timely presentation of fine art in the museum’s galleries, both around the state and around the world.
February 5, 2014
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2014-15 for a total of $162,000.
February 3, 2014
Located on the campus of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Robinson House is now included on the National Register of Historic Places designated by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
December 20, 2013
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' board of trustees has voted to acquire the work Red Reeds by Dale Chihuly that was created for the Anne Cobb Gottwald reflecting pool outside the Best Café.
December 18, 2013
The creative process for Ryan McGinness’s 2009 commissioned painting Art History Is Not Linear (VMFA) is the focus of this inventive exhibition. This painting marked the first time that McGinness created an installation with site-specific imagery that directly links to a museum collection. The exhibition will be on view January 25 - October 19, 2014.
December 17, 2013
Signs and protests were inseparable in the 1960s, with words painted or printed large scale to produce maximum impact when photographed or filmed by the media. Like a visual bullhorn, they both amplified and unified the voices fighting injustice. Ninety percent of the works featured in Signs of Protest: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era were acquired by VMFA in the past three years and emphasize the museum’s commitment to diversifying its photography collection.
December 11, 2013
Starting in January 2014, eight Richmond-based arts and cultural organizations will partner to facilitate community-wide conversations inspired by their respective exhibitions and programs. Participating institutions include Candela Books + Gallery, Anderson Gallery VCUarts, Black Iris, 1708 Gallery, Elegba Folklore Society, Reynolds Gallery, the Valentine Richmond History Center, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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