United States

200 N. Boulevard
Phone: 804-340-1400

Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts

Since opening in 1936, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has developed an art collection of global scope and international significance, and it has established a network of partnerships to bring a wide array of exhibitions and programs to audiences throughout the Commonwealth. A distinctive pairing of State support and private funding has made these achievements possible. Now VMFA is poised to play a greater role as a cultural destination and center for visual arts and education in Virginia. As a major museum of world art, the Museum is primed to serve as a catalyst for community interaction and for cultural exchanges nationally and internationally.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (4)

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Permanent Collection

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts houses a remarkable permanent collection of more than twenty thousand works of art from almost every major world culture. Especially noteworthy are the museum's collections of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modern and Contemporary American art donated by Sydney and Frances Lewis; French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and British sporting art given by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; American art acquired through the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund; The Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Fabergé jeweled objects; and The Jerome and Rita Gans Collection of English Silver. The museum's holdings of South Asian, Himalayan, and African art are among the finest in the nation.

Previous Exhibitions

Artificial Light, 2006

Capturing Beauty: American Impressionist and Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection, 2005

Albrecht D√ɬľrer: A Renaissance Journey in Print, 2004-2005

robert lazzarini, 2003-2004

Outer & Inner Space: A Video Exhibition in Three Parts, 2002

Martin Puryear , 2001

Vanitas: Meditations on Life and Death in Contemporary Art , 2000

Forthcoming exhibitions

Noble Silver: The Jerome and Rita Gans Collection of English Silver
Opens February 28, 2007

Rule Britannia! Art, Royalty and Power in the Age of Jamestown
April 28 - August 12, 2007

Géricault to Bonnard: Recent Gifts from the Mellon Collection
Opens June 13, 2007

Great British Watercolors
July 11 - September 30, 2007

Eugène Boudin 1824-1898: Works from the Mellon Collections at the National Gallery of Art
November 14, 2007 - January 27, 2008

Spring 2009


Free. A fee may be charged for special exhibitions.

Opening hours

11 am - 5 pm Wednesday - Sunday

Getting there

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia USA 23220-4007

From Interstates 95 and 64
Take exit 78, the Boulevard exit. Follow the Boulevard (Route 161 South) for 1 and ¬Ĺ miles, through 9 stoplights. The museum is on the right on the corner of Boulevard and Grove. Turn right on Grove, and right into the parking lot.

From Powhite Parkway and the 195 Downtown Expressway
Take the Floyd-Cary exit. Follow Cary Street east to Belmont (five blocks). Turn left on Belmont, and proceed 3 blocks to Grove Avenue. Turn right on Grove and go 1 and ¬Ĺ blocks to the parking lot entrance to your left.

VMFA is served by the Greater Richmond Transit Company bus route 16 Westhampton, with a bus stop at the museum on Grove Avenue.

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