SC. Special Collections
Special collections of individuals, organizations or events donated to or acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Multiple Containers
Abstract The collection was assembled by the French scholar Pierre Sanchez, who collected hundreds of lithographs by Horace Vernet (1789-1863) to write the catalogue raissoné of Vernet's lithographic work. The largest privately owned collection of Vernet's graphic works, the collection is comprised of three unpublished volumes of over 300 works, as well as eight loose prints, one poster, and one letter.
Dates: 1816-1838, 1996
Item — Box SC-03 Box 1: Series SC-03-01; Series SC-03-02; Series SC-03-03; Series SC-03-04; Series SC-03-05
Abstract The collection documents the rich history of Richmond’s artistic culture and community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing upon the legacy of the first Academy of Fine Arts in the United States, founded in Richmond in 1786, the Richmond Academy of Arts was revived in 1930, and records created throughout the organization’s history comprise the majority of the collection. The Academy provided the most cohesive and active arts organization in Richmond before the founding of the...
File — Multiple Containers
Abstract This collection documents the history of the Virginia Society for the Photographic Arts (VSPA), from its founding in 1975 in Charlottesville to the mid-2000s when the organization disbanded. The material highlights VSPA’s mission to promote art created by photographic processes through its outreach, activities, and exhibitions. History and membership files detail VSPA’s administration over the years, while the newsletters provide an overview of all VSPA activities. The rest of the collection...
Abstract The collection is comprised of one bound volume entitled "Silver in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts". It includes photographs from an installation of Willcox’s silver on loan in the Thalhimer Gallery in 1989, as well as clippings, research, and photographs related to his collection.
Dates: circa 1989
File — Box SC-12 Box 1: Series SC-12-01
Abstract The collection documents the service of Eda Carter Williams to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Williams was nominated to be a Trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 1954, and served for 11 years until 1965. She was also a founding member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Council in 1955 and served on the Council for 45 years, until 2000.