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 museum offers so much for free, beautiful interesting exhibits as well as special exhibits that cross the globe. Great gift shop. Restaurants, and grounds. This should be on everyone's don't miss... more »
It's free. Ample parking available. One of the best art museums we've ever visited, but we only had a short time on our way to the airport. We will definitely be back. The world-famous display of Fabe... more »
I had a great time here! I thought the variety of art that they presented was very admirable. There were seriously so many exhibits, and they were all pretty captivating to look at. My favorite exhibit by far was the Faberge exhibit. Not only were there cool eggs, the other work and history of Faberge was on display. They have free coat checks here so definitely take advantage of that. Since the admission is free a lot of the time, I definitely want to go back when I’m in the area again.
Huge collection with some really amazing exhibits. Update: I took my two year old daughter today for an experience and she loved it. It is never too early to begin to have an appreciation for the fine arts and her enthusiasm at seeing all of the wonderful artifacts made my heart glow. She was respectful of the galleries and kept her hands to herself throughout the entire experience, understanding the barriers. We had to check our water at the door but that was a no hassle affair with very kind museum staff on hand to pass or things off to for safe keeping.
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