Art of the Americas

Appreciate the skill and artistry of the first peoples of America as you learn how to make functional objects similar to works seen in the galleries. Ages 5-8

Kids Discover at VMFA

Ages 6 to 9 will experiment with nontraditional applications in drawing and painting. Register: 804-340-1405.

Open Studio Sundays

Make Open Studio Sundays part of your family routine! Come by the studios anytime between 1 pm and 4 pm to enjoy “make-it, take-it” art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project offered every month, with assistance from VMFA volunteers! 

First Fridays: Performing Arts

The First Fridays series features an eclectic mix of multicultural performing arts showcased in different spaces within the museum. Take advantage of our extended hours on Friday evenings (we’re open until 9 pm) to also stroll through the galleries, explore the VMFA Shop, or enjoy dinner and drinks in Amuse Restaurant. Also enjoy discounted beverages […]

Picture the Story at VMFA

Picture the Story Thursday, May 22, 4:15-6 pm | Art Education Center Ages 5-8 | A picture is worth a thousand words when artists use images to portray events in history. Use paint and creativity to represent an historic event. $20 ($18 members)

Figure Drawing at VMFA

Figure Drawing Saturday, May 17, 1-4 pm | Art Education Center Grades 9-12 | Enjoy the classical art form of figure drawing while sketching from a clothed life model. Led by VMFA instructor and artist Cindy Shelton-Eide, sharpen your drawing skills while also expanding your artistic abilities. $25 (members $20)

Art Without Limits

Art Without Limits Saturday, May 17, 1-4 pm | Art Education Center Ages 6-9 | Enjoy thinking outside the box by focusing on the process of art making, rather than the finished product. Have fun—and get messy—when experimenting with nontraditional techniques and abstract painting! $25 ($20 members)

Express Yourself

Express Yourself! Thursday, May 15, 4:15-6 pm | Art Education Center Ages 5-8 | Learn about the abstract expressionist movement and make your mark by creating your own action paintings. $20 ($18 members) Click here to register. 

Posing Beauty at VMFA

Posing Beauty Apr 26 – Jul 27, 2014 | Altria Gallery Posing Beauty in African American Culture examines the contested ways in which African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such […]

Friday Family Art Night

Recommended for children ages 5 – 12, accompanied by an adult. Select Fridays, 5 – 7 pm MWV Art Education Center $10 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $8) Enrollment limit: 16 child/adult pairs Family members will learn exciting new art techniques, while collaborating on creative projects and working with specialized materials.   May 9  [F8] Sensational Shrinky Dinks® (register […]