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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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  • My boyfriend and I were in town for a wedding! His friend was the bride. The wedding at this beautiful museum was stunning. We both were in awe! What a beautiful place to have a wedding! The art was.....  more
    My boyfriend and I were in town for a wedding! His friend was the bride. The wedding at this beautiful museum was stunning. We both were in awe! What a beautiful place to have a wedding! The art was.....  more »
  • It had a nice collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian artifacts. A wide range of collections from modern art to 17th and 18th century paintings were featured. Many other exhibits too... 
    It had a nice collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian artifacts. A wide range of collections from modern art to 17th and 18th century paintings were featured. Many other exhibits too...  more »
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  • An absolutely amazing experience. It was raining so we couldn't enjoy the outdoors. It was so much to see. I would have to come back. Artwork and collections are beautiful. Definitely coming back!! A nice place for a date. Food served for a price the reflect the cost for buying from a museum.
  • 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.

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