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Richmond,VA23220United States
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June 2018

Contemporary Art from Portugal

June 1, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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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July 2018

VMFA After Hours: Casino de Paris

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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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, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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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InLight Richmond 2018

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Features performances, sculpture, video, and interactive projects that illuminate pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, and kicks off with the Community Lantern Parade.

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December 2018

Friday Art and Wine

December 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United 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. There’s something new every week, view their schedule to see upcoming performances, wine-tastings, dance parties, and more.

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January 2019

Art Education Center and Interactive Gallery Grand Opening Celebration

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Visit Rhythm of Art, the interactive exhibition that explores the relationship between art and music. The exhibition features a tactile print of Romare Bearden’s Three Folk Musicians, a collaborative magnetic mural, and other hands-on activities that connect music and art. Take part in free art activities and participate in a community mural project led by local artist Hamilton Glass, highlighting African American community leaders from Richmond.

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February 2019

Dominion Energy Jazz Café

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Groove to a mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday. Dominion Energy Jazz Café is presented to the public by Dominion Energy and VMFA in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society. Light fare and beverages available for sale.

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Dominion Energy Jazz Café

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Groove to a mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday. Dominion Energy Jazz Café is presented to the public by Dominion Energy and VMFA in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society. Light fare and beverages available for sale.

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Family Day Event

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with ChinaFest: Year of the Earth Pig. Explore Chinese art and culture through art-making activities, demonstrations, and performances. Decorate your own folding fan and create a miniature Earth Pig sculpture. Watch the dynamic Lion Dance, beautiful performances by Yu Dance Arts, and more.

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Dominion Energy Jazz Café

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Groove to a mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday. Dominion Energy Jazz Café is presented to the public by Dominion Energy and VMFA in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society. Light fare and beverages available for sale.

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Family African American Read-In

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Experience this unique event and enjoy readings of African and African American children’s literature by members of the community in front of engaging works of art. Participants include Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni. Children will also enjoy music, movement, and enrichment activities. (Intended audience: children ages 2 1/2 to 8 years; everyone is welcome).

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Dominion Energy Jazz Café

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Groove to a mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday. Dominion Energy Jazz Café is presented to the public by Dominion Energy and VMFA in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society. Light fare and beverages available for sale.

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April 2019

VMFA Artist Talk with Sammy Baloji

April 18 @ 6:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Join contemporary Congolese artist Sammy Baloji for a discussion of Mémoire, his series of photomontages linking archival images of the Belgian Congo with recent photographs of the mining town of Lubumbashi. Baloji and Ashley Duhrkoop, Curatorial Associate for African Art and Mellon Grant Project Administrator, will explore connections between Baloji’s photomontages and paintings by fellow Congolese artist Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu in VMFA’s permanent collection.

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