VMFA holds a permanent collection of 33,000 works of art from almost every major world culture.
Noteworthy are the museum’s collections of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modern and Contemporary American art, French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and British sporting art. Also well-represented are Fabergé jeweled objects and English Silver. The museum’s holdings of South Asian, Himalayan, and African art are also notable.
130+ masks from 19th and 20th century Congo
A cross section of Islamic artworks
Depictions of the avatar's mischievous youth, and heroic and romantic encounters
18 works with the linear aesthetic of "Precisionism"
Floral designs inspired by works in the VMFA collection
Retrospective of a painter who challenged the staid traditions of the art world
A series of immersive spaces with nearly 100 spectacular objects