Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is known for its diverse permanent collection, which encompasses 5,000 years of creative work, and its large sculpture garden. This museum opened in 1936 and is one of the first museums in the southern United States to be run using state funds. It contains 33,000 works from various cultures, though it is noted for its Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and modern and contemporary American artwork, as well as it's prominent South Asian, Himalayan, and African collections. The museum offers talks, educational opportunities, and creative classes for children and adults. After spending the day exploring its exhibitions and gardens, you can relax in one of the museum's two restaurants. To visit Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on your trip to Richmond, use our Richmond trip itinerary planner.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Reviews
This is a pretty good museum. The best exhibit for us was of the more modern artists. The other collections were average. The cafe was pretty good with well flavored foods. It was easy to park and ent... more »
This collection is incredible and completely floored me. We knew they had five Fabergé eggs and planned to see those and make a quick exit. Then we saw what they had and lost track of time. The Faberg... more »
This museum has really excellent permanent exhibits. The American art I found to be especially wonderful. There was a ton of variety including a Hopper that was a nice surprise. Our son loved the Greek, Roman and Egyptian wing. The one photographer they have is very interesting as well. We will definitely be going back again. There is way too much to see in one visit! And it's free, which is amazing!
Really nice museum. A lot bigger than it seems when you first walk in. There's a very good selection of art pieces dating back from the ancient Egyptians. The fact that it is free makes it all the better. Pretty quiet place. Would definitely recommend!
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