An Artmobile for the 21st Century

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio will be on Gloucester Main Street Friday, November 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Launched in October 2018, the VMFA Artmobile is a climate-controlled 53-foot Volvo trailer that includes Wi-Fi to connect visitors with VMFA educators and interactive components to meet their 21st-century expectations.

The main attraction of VMFA on the Road, however, is the opportunity for residents of the Commonwealth to see and experience works of art from the VMFA collection up close. VMFA on the Road is traveling to remote corners of Virginia by way of the museum’s Statewide Partners program, which includes 1,000 locations—from community centers and small museums to colleges and universities.

The Artmobile’s current exhibit is “A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia,” and features paintings, photographs, woodblock prints, and engravings from the museum’s permanent collection that explore the diversity and beauty of the Commonwealth’s natural realms. The collection showcases artists of various styles and periods, including O.Winston Link, Edward Beyer, George H. Benjamin Johnson and Adèle Clark.

For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, the Artmobile gallery may accommodate up to 10 people, students and adults included, for 15-minute visits. All staff and visitors are required to wear masks.

Learn more about the exhibit here: