The VBMA offers a variety of formal and informal opportunities to expand your knowledge of the museum’s permanent collection holdings and special exhibitions. Join us for one of the many enriching educational experiences.


Join VBMA education staff and docents from the comfort of your home for an in-depth focus on select artworks from the Avery to Warhol exhibition and the permanent collection. This program will take place on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom. Zoom presentations will include 45-60 minutes of careful looking and discussion.

Art Talk will be presented via Zoom, so be sure to familiarize yourself with this format:

December 16 | 12pm | Light and Shadow
During the month with the shortest day of the year, explore the ways that the key visual elements of light and shadow generate meaning in artworks, from the representational to the abstract.


FREE for members and non-members
Space is limited; registration is required.


Download thematic tours and explore artworks from Avery to Warhol from home or at the museum. Click on the title to access and download a pdf.

Tell Me a Story: Narrative in Art
Empiricism: 5 Senses in Art
Zootopia: Animals in Art
What’s in a Name? Untitled Artworks
The Joy of Color, Line and Shape: Abstract Art
Close to Home: Local Artists on Display

Fred Wilson, The Way The Moon Is In Love With The Dark, 2017

Carlos Merida, Alegorica de la Danza (Allegory of the Dance), 1976, Serigraph, 31/100, Gift of Peter and Patricia Thompson


*Tours are temporarily canceled until further notice*
2pm daily during regular museum hours
Join a free gallery tour with a Museum docent to explore highlights from the Museum’s collection or a special exhibition. Tours are free with museum admission.