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Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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February 2018

National African American Read-In

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Leaders from the community share African and African American literature related to works in the permanent collection. Children, and their families, are invited to an hour of artwork, gallery activities, and children’s stories by African and African American artists and authors (intended audience 2 1/2 to 8 years of age).

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March 2018

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

March 1 - March 11
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Gathered from fourteen museums and archaeological institutes across Shaanxi Province, China, the works of Terracotta Army provide insights into Qin history, the creation of a unified China, the First Emperor’s rise to power, and his quest for immortality. More than 40 objects in the exhibition have never before been on view…

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Art and Wine

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Head to the museum and enjoy Happy Hour specials on beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Open Studio Plus…Music

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Join Studio 4 Dance Company in the Atrium for a creative and interactive dance performance, and stop by the WestRock Art Education Center for an art activity inspired by VMFA’s special exhibition Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China. Children must be accompanied by adults (For groups of eight or more children, please email youthstudio@VMFA.museum.)

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Animating the Past: Bringing the Horse to Life in Ancient Greek Art

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Explore the special exhibition The Horse in Ancient Greek Art with curator, Dr. Peter Schertz and VCU Kinetic Imaging students as they share tips and animation processes they learned while creating animated scenes inspired by artwork featured in the exhibition. Try your hand at your own Greek art-inspired animations led by members of VMFA’s College Advisory Council.

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May 2018

Open Studio Sunday

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Participate in art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project is offered every month, led by VMFA Youth Studio staff and volunteers. (For groups of eight or more children, please email youthstudio@vmfa.museum.)

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Truthful Witnessing

May 14
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Truthful Witnessing is the third installation in a series of exhibitions exploring the four volumes of the Black Photographers Annual, published between 1973 and 1980, featuring a range of artists, including author James Baldwin. This series is sponsored by Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, president of University of Richmond, and Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher.

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En Plein Air with Parents

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Recommended for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by an adult. Enjoy the outdoors while making art. Learn techniques to paint your own small-scale watercolor landscapes of the VMFA grounds. (If it rains, create similar projects in the studios.)

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June 2018

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

June 1 - July 8
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Exhibit features Greek vases, sculpture, and coins from the 8th through the 4th centuries BC drawn from private collections, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tampa Museum of Art, and other museum collections. Two creative stations and a poetry lounge make it perfect for all ages.

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Contemporary Art from Portugal

June 1 - July 22
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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To commemorate the state visit of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of Portugal, in June 2018, this exhibition presents the work of six Portuguese artists, whose paintings, photographs and other works on paper were chosen to reflect the range and vitality of contemporary art in Portugal. The 20 featured works of art are coming on loan from the Fundação Luso-American. Curated by Dr. Michael Taylor, VMFA’s chief curator and deputy director for art and education.

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Summer Breeze Friday and Dance After Work: Hip Hop

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Join the fun of music and dancing both inside and out. Kelli Lemon and DJ Lonnie B will be in the Sculpture Garden from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Kemel Patton will lead Hip Hop Line Dancing in the Atrium from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Celebrate African and African American Art: Ethiopia

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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This year’s Family Day celebration of African and African American arts and culture. Explore Ethiopia through artwork in VMFA’s collection, beautiful music and dance performances, and vivid storytelling. Be a part of collaborative projects such as a Community Independence Textile with the Elegba Folklore Society and participate in hands-on art activities such as creating an Ethiopian Black-Maned Lion Collage and making your own Ethiopian-Inspired Foil Pendant.

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July 2018

VMFA After Hours: Casino de Paris

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Join host Micah "Bam Bamm" White for a night in Paris. The Atrium will be transformed into a French-inspired casino with games and raffle prizes. DJ Lonnie B will be spinning classic Hip Hop and R&B in the Marble Hall for dancing. Ticket includes parking, appetizers, one drink, "casino money," and exhibition admission to Napoleon: Power and Splendor.

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August 2018

Napoleon: Power and Splendor

August 1 - September 3
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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More than 200 works of art, many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States, reveal the intricacies of the Napoleon’s daily life and the range of works commissioned by and for him. This exhibition of international loans includes major masterpieces of painting, an array of decorative arts, sculptures, engravings, and more—brought together from the Château de Fontainebleau, the Louvre, the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, and other world-class collections. Projection technology further enhances the spectacle by creating an experience that…

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August Open Studio

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Visit the Art Education Center 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.

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September 2018

Open Studio Sunday

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Design a decorative picture frame and draw a self-portrait in a style inspired by the exhibition Napoleon: Power & Splendor. For all ages; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult Note: For groups of eight children or more, please email youthstudio@vmfa.museum.

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Postponed -Celebrate Latin American Art: Patagonia

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Postponed Celebrate the art, culture, traditions, and beauty of South America’s Patagonia region at VMFA’s Celebrate the Art of Latin America: Patagonia Family Day. Discover and learn about the area through dance workshops, food, performances with the Latin Ballet of Virginia, and more. Participate in Patagonia-inspired art activities and community projects such as creating a penguin lantern and a glacier landscape, and join in a painting project inspired by The Cave of Hands.

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October 2018

Truthful Witnessing

October 1 - October 14
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Free

This third installation in a series of exhibitions exploring the four volumes of the Black Photographers Annual, published between 1973 and 1980, features a range of artists, including author James Baldwin. This series is sponsored by Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, president of University of Richmond, and Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher.  

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Fine Arts and Flowers 2018

October 24 - October 28
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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A spectacular museum-wide exhibition of floral designs inspired by works in the VMFA collection. A festive gala with dazzling lighting and colorful motifs that will transform the Atrium into a three-dimensional kaleidoscope of beauty. Plus, renowned guest speakers, luncheons, guided tours, and workshops. Benefits the inaugural tour of VMFA on the Road, an artmobile for the 21st Century.

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Fine Arts and Flowers

October 25 - October 28
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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A must-see exhibition featuring more than 80 floral interpretations of works from VMFA’s permanent collection. These spectacular floral designs, created by members of the Garden Club of Virginia, Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and Garden Clubs of Virginia, are presented by The Council of VMFA to support the inaugural tour of VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century.

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Fine Arts & Flowers | Sunday Family Events

October 28
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pick up a family-friendly scavenger hunt at the Fine Arts & Flowers information desk and follow clues to find fragrant flowers and artful treasures in the VMFA galleries. Impressed by Nature with botanical artist and illustrator Celeste Johnston at 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. Children aged 7 and older, learn to create paper flowers and assemble them on handmade cards. Plus, performances by Matthew Woodhouse Group from Collegiate School and the Richmond Boys Choir.

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November 2018

Open Studio Sunday

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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In collaboration with 1708 Gallery, create a paper lantern inspired by the exhibition Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen. Open to all ages; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For groups of eight children or more, please email youthstudio@vmfa.museum

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