We’ve had an unbelievable week with over 200 visitors at the DMFAH!!!
But do not worry, through careful planning and a great schedule set up by the new
DMFAH intern team: Annie Chappell, Aiden Thomas, Adessa Breakley, Alyssa Kidd, Tommy Dixon and Chris Glass, all went well. Visitors were filtered through the Virginia Museum of Fine Art exhibition:
A View from Home – Virginia landscapes,
in very small groups at a time. In spite of the “slow motion” walkthrough, excitement ran high from 2pm on Tuesday when the 76 foot VMFA Artmobile pulled into the back of the museum, to 9:30 am this morning when the VMFA curators departed with smiles on their faces. It has been a good week. On Wednesday and Thursday Clara Guiterrez provided Plein Air painting on the lawn; Felice McWilliams provided music; Firefly yoga provided yoga classes and the Boys and Girls Club worked on a beautiful outdoor mandala.
So if you are longing to escape, don't leave town – find the sweet spots in your hometown. Take the short trip to DMFAH where stories abound and are waiting to be discovered. Visit the Camilla Williams Exhibition, the much beloved House museum, relax early morning or late evening near the new museum sculpture in the garden doing yoga, reading a play, or stop by the
DMFAH shop to buy your new museum T-shirt
, and extend your outing by stopping by Crema & Vine for a cup of coffee, lunch or dinner.
There are also more opportunities than ever before to experience VMFA at home. For now,
have given way to self guided tours but can still be accessed virtually and the Covid19 DADAD Collage project is being offered as a virtual gallery. Innovative educational videos brought to you by DMFAH instructors are available on DMFAH YouTube channel. Check out our newly designed museum
by Momenta. Thank you Beth Deatherage for your tremendous work on this during the shutdown. Please give us your feedback at