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“A Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2800 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23221-2466
804 340 1400
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Ranked #1 of 163 things to do in Richmond
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Vienna, VA
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45 reviews
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“A Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Drove down from D.C. to see the Chihuly exhibi. Amazaed by the wealth of other collections, especially the Art Nouveau furniture. Unfortunately the Faberge eggs, etc. are on a 2 year tour,.

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Roanoke, VA
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“VMFA's Amuse Restaurant, Food as Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

VMFA has 2 restaurants -- both good. However, Amuse, the more formal venue makes a day at the museum a very special occasion. The setting is a glass front space on the museum's second floor overlooking the sculpture garden and a beautiful pond with "red reeds" executed in glass by the noted glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly. On fine days, you can lunch outside on the balcony. Food and drinks are creative and done to perfection. Portions are small, but every bite is delicious. Often, the menu reflects a special exhibit in the museum, for example, Indian specialties during the Maharajah exhibit. It is a lovely place to rest your feet and please your senses after checking out all the wonders the museum has to offer. (Be sure to include the gorgeous 1st floor gift shop in your day at the museum too.)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“VMFA for Art Lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

VMFA has been a regional gem for decades; but since the re-opening, after years of renovation and expansion, it has blasted to the top in the nation with both its programmings and stunning new space. It has featured special exhibitions such as Picasso, Faberge, Chihuly, to name just a few; not to mention the outstanding permanent collections of Pop Art, Tiffany, Art deco, Himalayan arts. The dining room "Amuse" serves inventive dishes with a panoramic view of the museum campus.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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“Wonderful exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have visited this attraction several times and have always enjoyed it's exhibits! We especially enjoyed The Mummy presentation and exhibit. We are anticipating the glass showing that is currently there (through February 2013, I believe).

Visited January 2012
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Falls Church VA
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“Walking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The weather was great the guides was on top of their job and nothing was boring.TCost and time wise fit into all that we wanted to do.

Visited November 2012
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