Classical Art Returns to VMFA: Expanded Gallery Reopens with a New Installation


RICHMOND, VA.- After being off view for more than five years, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s Classical Art gallery has reopened to the public in an expanded space with an all-new installation. “It is incredibly exciting to see this gallery come together,” VMFA Director Alex Nyerges said, “and stunning to realize how much effort and how many people it requires to make something like this happen.” The new installations of Greek, Etruscan and Roman art emphasize themes that encourage visitors to engage with the art and explore both ancient cultures and our own culture. No longer sharing a gallery with Egyptian art (which will reopen later this year), visitors can explore topics such as ancient warfare, sport, the importance of theatre and the variety of ways women were portrayed in ancient art. The larger gallery space also allows visitors to more easily