This is a comprehensive listing of over 1,100 exhibitions held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts since its opening in 1936 through 2009. This list includes exhibitions organized by VMFA or by other institutions. It does not include exhibitions organized by VMFA which were not shown in Richmond. It also generally does not include exhibitions organized for children’s educational purposes. The exhibition history is maintained by the Freeman Library which holds further material on each entry.
To find a specific exhibition, you may select one of the decades below, or you can view the entire VMFA Exhibition History (PDF; 468 KB). Additionally, you can view charts which detail the number of exhibitions held each year (PDF; 33KB), the duration of the exhibitions (PDF; 35KB), and the various exhibition series held over the years (PDF; 36KB).
1936-1939 | 1940-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009