If you have been to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VFMA), you know how awesome it is. If you haven’t, then here’s a chance to go for FREE – and see one of the most incredible exhibits you can imagine.
Everyone is invited to the Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower exhibit on May 18th for FREE as part of International Museum Week. This discount applies when you complete the reservation process on the website. No code or coupon is required.
This event highlights the importance of museums within the global community, VMFA will give FREE admission to Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower. By participating in Art Museum Day every year, VMFA hopes to encourage those who have never been to the museum before (or haven’t been in a while) to visit our galleries. For those who visit frequently, it’s also an opportunity to see an exhibition you may not have seen. This event is hosted by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and complements International Museum Day, an annual worldwide event coordinated by the International Council of Museums.
Free, but tickets required so get your tickets from the website
VFMA Website describes the exhibit: The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features approximately 70 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, whose careers collectively span the nineteenth century, engaged in a sophisticated reworking of traditional imagery, bringing the floral still life into dialogue with emerging models of science and commerce, and ultimately transforming the genre into a meditation on the nature of artistic representation itself.
$12 seniors 65+
$10 students with ID and youth (7-17)
VMFA Members and children 6 & under FREE
Free admission for everyone on Mon, May 18, for Art Museum Day! Discount will automatically apply at the end of the reservation process.