About the Museum
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a top comprehensive US art museum with more than 6,000 years of art from around the world. Opened in 1936, the museum is owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia, while private donations, endowments, and funds are used for the support of specific programs and all acquisition of artwork, as well as additional general support.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has divided its encyclopedic collections into several broad curatorial departments: African Art, American Art, Ancient American Art, Ancient Art, East Asian Art, Art Nouveau & Art Deco, European Art, English Silver, South Asia Collection, Fabergé and Modern and Contemporary Art.
(Photo by Travis Fullerton © VMFA.)