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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

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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.
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  • From the ugly statue "Rumors of War" in front to race baiting exhibits inside, this place is not worth it. I used to enjoy some of the ambiance but it is truly lacking. The politics have gotten so.....  more
    From the ugly statue "Rumors of War" in front to race baiting exhibits inside, this place is not worth it. I used to enjoy some of the ambiance but it is truly lacking. The politics have gotten so.....  more »
  • Arguably one of the finest art museums in the South. Well planned and executed, my friend and I came to see a little bit of Paris in Richmond. Whistler to Cassatt: American painters In France. Art... 
    Arguably one of the finest art museums in the South. Well planned and executed, my friend and I came to see a little bit of Paris in Richmond. Whistler to Cassatt: American painters In France. Art...  more »
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  • Update: Astounding display of ancient Egyptian treasures recovered from two sunken cities, with additional works of art that illustrate the blending of Grecian and Egyptian cultures BC. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this spell-binding exhibit. Take advantage of this cultural jewel in downtown Richmond. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the gorgeous galleries and view centuries of paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewelry and more. The team members are extraordinarily helpful, adding to the enjoyment of this fine institution.
  • Being from DC via NY, I've been to my fair share of 5 star art museums. When I say the VMFA easily measures up to other world class museums I am in no way exaggerating. The grounds are pristine, modern, and peaceful. The interior hosts non-static displays constantly. Their static holding are equally impressive with a large selection of truly historic art. A visit there is never a disappointment and always refreshes my sense of awe at what a true gem of a museum we have here in little old Richmond.

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