Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

(above: East façade, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, showing original 1936 entrance. photo by Katherine Wetzel, © 2001 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)


Richmond, VA

804 340-1400


Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit (2/7/14)

Pop Art and Beyond: Tom Wesselmann (4/18/13)

The Poignancy of Painting and Poetry in Bold, Cautious, True; essay by Sylvia Yount (7/14/12)

Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection (2/3/11)


Labor and Leisure: Works by African-American Artists from the Permanent Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (3/5/09)

Robert Scott Duncanson Painting, "The Quarry," Is Gift to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (7/24/06)

An Enduring Legacy: Paintings Acquired Through the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art (8/9/05)

Capturing Beauty: American Impressionist and Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection (4/14/05)


Best Friends: Portraits of Sydney and Frances Lewis (11/17/03

robert lazzarini (9/9/03)

Mr. Whistler's Galleries (7/8/03)

Generations (6/26/03)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces Acquisitions Including Severin Roesen Painting (2/26/03)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Presents "Uncommon Legacies: Native American Art from the Peabody Essex Museum" (2/6/03)

French and U.S. Museums Inaugurate French Regional and American Museums Exchange To Facilitate Exchanges Between Participating Museums (11/1/01)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Acquires Artworks by African-American Artists (2/21/01)


Narratives in African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection (11/20/00)

Virginia Museum Curator Receives Getty Reearch Grant for Work on James McNeil Whistler (8/7/00)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Appoints Michael Brand as Director (5/23/00)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Acquires Historic American Furniture (3/18/00)

John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family (3/3/00)


Reopening of Sydney and Frances Lewis Galleries at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2/23/00)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Purchases Painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke (10/29/99)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Acquires Chuck Close and Other Works (6/21/99)


Thomas Hart Benton and Jasper Francis Cropsey paintings Acquired by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (10/24/98)

Hallowed Ground, Preserving America's Heritage (1/31/98)

American Dreams: Paintings and Decorative Arts from the Warner Collection (9/97)

Virginia Museum Acquires "Iris" Painting by Frank DuMond, Who Taught O'Keeffe (1997)


The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, an educational institution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is Metropolitan Richmond's most popular cultural attraction. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is located at 2800 Grove Avenue at the Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23221-2466. See the museum's website for hours and admission fees.


(above: East façade of the Center for Education and Outreach. Photo by Maxwell Mackenzie,  © 2001 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)


TFAO also suggests these DVD or VHS videos:

Fine Art of Life, The. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has produced a 30-minute video on its collection, narrated by Daphne Maxwell Reid. Featured in the video, shown on WCVE, are an image by Romare Bearden that recalls his childhood in rural North Carolina, George Catlin's image of Native American culture, a silver teapot by Paul Revere, and objects by Mary Cassatt, among others.

TFAO does not maintain a lending library of videos or sell videos. Click here for information on how to borrow or purchase copies of VHS videos and DVDs listed in TFAO's Videos -DVD/VHS, an authoritative guide to videos in VHS and DVD format.


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