Each year, VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century travels across the landscape of Virginia from the Eastern Shore to the mountains of the Southwest. This exhibition of paintings, photographs, woodblock prints, and engravings from the museum's permanent collection explores the diversity and beauty of these natural realms. The collection showcases artists of various styles and periods, who together record both the sublimity of unspoiled nature and the impact of human activity throughout the commonwealth.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was founded in early 1936, during the depths of the Great Depression, for the benefit of the citizens of Virginia. In the years since, the collection has grown, as has its commitment to the education and enrichment of Virginians. The museum’s permanent collection encompasses more than 40,000 works and spans more than 5,000 years of world history. VMFA’s outreach programs include lectures, workshops, and classes. From 1953 to 1994, the world’s first Artmobile traveled the roads of Virginia. Its modern descendant continues the journey with the following landscapes.