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VMFA on the Road Art Mobile: Opening Night!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

5:30pm - 9:00pm

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' new state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio will visit Roanoke this May!

Launched in October 2018, the climate-controlled 53-foot Volvo trailer connects 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.

VMFA on the Road currently features the exhibition How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists, which celebrates the role VMFA has played in the lives of fellowship recipients.

The exhibition includes works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia:

  • Julien Binford
  • Ann Chenoweth
  • Esther Worden Day
  • Steven Fishman
  • Emmet Gowin
  • Sally Mann
  • Arthur Sawyers
  • Charles Sibley
  • Cy Twombly
  • Benjamin Wigfall
  • Dennis Winston

The VMFA on the Road experience is free and open to the public.

On Opening Night May 16, hours are 5:30-9 pm. Friday the 17th through Sunday the 19th, the Art Mobile will be open during Museum hours.

Drop-in's are welcome and encouraged!

Want to arrange a group tour? Contact Alison Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 540.204.2101.

Read more about the Art Mobile at

Image credit: 2018 exterior view of VMFA on the Road outside the VMFA before its inaugural tour. David Stover ©Virginia Museum of Fine Arts