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“Grateful for VMFA” 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 82 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Richmond, Virginia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Grateful for VMFA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I feel fortunate to live in a small eastern city with a museum as fine as VMFA. This vibrant place offers a comprehensive permanent collection, gracious spaces, and exciting traveling exhibitions that are top-notch. The current offerings of Hollywood costumes (fabulous) and companion display of photographs (well done!) should not be missed. I also enjoyed seeing The Birds with an interview and Q&A session with Tippi Hedren - what a treat!
General admission is free. Membership is a good value if you take advantage of the special exhibitions and other benefits, including free parking in the convenient deck ($5 for non-members). Membership works well for me, because I can come & go as I please, since the museum is open 365 days a year!
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is located on the grounds of the Robert E. Lee Camp No. 1 for Confederate Veterans established in the 1880's on the former property of the Anthony Robinson, Jr. family. Two original buildings are on the VMFA grounds, the Robinson House and the Confederate Memorial Chapel. The grounds also include a sculpture garden.

Visited November 2013
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Midlothian, Virginia
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“Excellent Way to spend a day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

the museum was remodeled a couple years ago and it is a fabulous place to spend a day. The guides are very informative. There is a restaurant and a snack bar for your convenient.

Visited October 2013
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cherry hill, nj
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“Great Resource”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Wonderful surprise. Stunning building and grounds, good espresso in the cafe, and interesting art. The collection of art deco and art nouveau is spectacular. And . . . it's free!

Visited November 2013
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Philadelphia
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“The East Coast's Greatest Secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is such a wonderful treat, I have company visit from all over the country and they are completely blown away by the collections, restaurants and shop. It is a must see and do not forget the Tiffanys!

Visited November 2013
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“Amazing museum for this size city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The collections are wonderful for this size museum! It has been well endowed by many devoted philanthropists! I moved to Richmond two years ago from a larger Midwestern city and have been really impressed by the museum's own collections as well as its traveling exhibitions. The restaurants are also excellent. The "upstairs" fine dining restaurant, Amuse', can hold its own with some of the best restaurants in the city.

Visited September 2013
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