Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

About Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the largest comprehensive art museums in the United States. VMFA, which opened in 1936, is a state agency and privately endowed educational institution. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret art, and to encourage the study of the arts. Through the Office of Statewide Partnerships program, the museum offers curated exhibitions, arts-related audiovisual programs, symposia, lectures, conferences, and workshops by visual and performing artists. In addition to presenting a wide array of special exhibitions, the museum provides visitors with the opportunity to experience a global collection of art that spans more than 6,000 years. VMFA’s permanent holdings encompass nearly 50,000 artworks, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia, the finest collection of Art Nouveau outside of Paris, and one of the nation’s finest collections of American art. VMFA is also home to important collections of Chinese art, English silver, French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British sporting, and modern and contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan, and African art. In May 2010 VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its history.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the only art museum in the United States open 365 days a year with free general admission.


Advancement and Development Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Richmond, VA
“I really enjoyed the work environment of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. It was great to be at a wonderful museum that I admired.”


June 2017 - August 2017 Richmond, VA
“I really enjoyed the ways in which a museum internship exposed me to many different facets of a work environment. I did some marketing, fundraising, research and hands-on working with kids. In addition to learning about upcoming exhibitions, sitting in on curatorial talks and integrating my art history knowledge into the experience. ”
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