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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  • The VMFA is has a little bit of a lot of things from the archaeological to the modern. It's small but with a good variety. So they have one room of Greek and Roman archaeology (plus part of another...  more »
  • Sculpture garden outside is small but very nice with plenty of places to sit. The Edward Hopper exhibit was wonderful. We look forward to our next trip to Richmond to check out more of the museum.  more »
  • I was very excited to go to this art museum as they were home to some impressionist paintings as well as a Goya. Sadly I discovered the entire section of the museum where the impressionist were...  more »
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  • 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!
  • I have been here several times and am always impressed. They have a beautiful location with great exhibitions. I recently saw a fantastic collection of English silver and Faberge that was extensive and amazing to see in person. The museum has a great outdoor seating area and hosts evening events that draw a large crowd. Thursday and Friday nights are very busy.
  • Really neat museum! I do have to say the layout of the building is a bit of an artwork itself. Actually thought the building was quite small but it seems like every turn there's a new gallery. I was there 3 hrs. Had some lunch too and I love sitting outside by this really cool art piece. It's hard to look at LOL
  • Surprisingly excellent! Free admission so I thought it might be small and unimpressive. Completely wrong. This place had beautiful art and will take you all day to see and enjoy. The sculptures outside are beautiful, the different departments of art immaculate and there is so much to see and enjoy. I bought my 11 year old and 4 year old and it wasn't crowded on a Saturday. This place is like a hidden gem in Virginia. I highly recommend and the parking is right next to the museum.
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