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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

2800 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23221-2466
804 340 1400
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Ranked #1 of 102 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a top ten comprehensive art museum with collections that span 5000 years of humankind's creative achievements... more »
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of diversity. Beautiful building. Free! Some exhibits closed for renovation. But we couldn't see everything in just this one visit. One complaint: the museum gift shop had too many high ticket items that were way too expensive. Not enough postcards, posters, and tshirts.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience. The building and grounds are stunning. The art is compelling. They have lots of art by artists that one is not familiar with. That is good. It is an experience that will help one grow. Faberge exhibit was on tour - disappointed. But, it will be back. The Art Deco and Impressionism was gone because the roof was... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Accessible and interesting examples of wide range of art. Not there now but one of the larger Faberge exhibits available.

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30 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit, and when the restoration is completed their Faberge collection will make this an exceptional museum. The cafe is also nice with outside decking area to relax in

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Pueblo, Colorado
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This museum, which is free, is an amazing effort to take the visitor from the beginnings of civilization to 20th century painters. There's sampling of works from all over the world for this expanse of time. Unless you live in a large city with quality museums, this is a must for all visitors to Richmond.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with the exhibits and the amount of artwork this museum carries. Our visit was soley to see one exhibit and unfortunatley I didn't get a chance to view more but I will definitely try to visit again next time I'm in Virginia.

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Richmond
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My boss took me here for Admin Day - we walked through the Museum first - was very nice. The lunch was delicious and service was very good. Nice views of Richmond.

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Short Pump, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I visited this museum with my family during my stay in VA. I loved the exhibits and it was very educational place to go.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the Faberge to the Lewis Modern Art Wing to the Egyptian Room to the Greco-Roman period there is nothing one should miss! A jewel of a museum located in beautiful Richmond, Virginia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This well-endowed museum, which charges no entrance fee for its general collections, is beautiful. It has a nicely diverse collection of paintings, sculpture, etc., not to mention its signature Faberge egg collection, and special exhibits (such as Dale Chihuly last year or so) are top notch. The cafeteria there is also quite good, a favorite stop when visiting the museum... More

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