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Address: 1 Quinlan St, Lynchburg, VA
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This is a hidden gem of a museum at Randolph College with a fine collection...

This is a hidden gem of a museum at Randolph College with a fine collection of 19th and 20th century American paintings.

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A fabulous museum of modern art on the campus of Randolph College.

I first visited the museum when we were renting, a year ago, in Lynchburg and looking to purchase a home. We did, in nearby Forest, VA, and I have since begun to volunteer at the... read more

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Forest, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I first visited the museum when we were renting, a year ago, in Lynchburg and looking to purchase a home. We did, in nearby Forest, VA, and I have since begun to volunteer at the Maier Museum because I was so impressed with it. Well worth seeing. They have an interesting, varied collection of American Art.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit that I attended Randolph College when it was Randolph-Macon Woman's College, so I'm quite familiar with the Maier Museum. Beginning in the early 1900s, the College - under the expert guidance of its art department - began acquiring masterpieces coveted by much bigger, more famous museums. Here are works by, but not limited to, Georgia O'Keefe, Childe... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

A world class collection of American art. Situated on campus of Randolph College, it is worthy of some of the finest art museums in the country. Not to be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Went because of a friend who's a Randolph College alumna. Two welcoming curators, one of whom let me stay for a few minutes after the closing time to study the last few paintings. In only four galleries they have an impressive array from different periods and genres. Easy to get to from downtown, between the campus and a gorgeous public... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

A small, really very small as you only need about thirty minutes but still a nice Contemporary section. Buried in the Randolph College campus and it was shame there was not a small cafe.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Super and beautiful art surprisingly tucked away off the main street. Well worth the visit. Can't wait to go again.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A wonderful collection of American art, with a permanent collection on display that will wow you. There are also regular special exhibits put out from the extensive collection. Any art lover will be glad they found and toured this little gem of an art museum.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Although a very small place they have some nice pieces of art.Certainly worth the effort to find it.Off to side of Randolph College.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The federal government once utilized this museum as an alternate place to display and protect some of this country's art treasures. Although it is not huge, the quality of the art is very good for a rather small space. The artworks on display represent a small portion of the collection, so each time you visit there is something new to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This museum is a jewel. the permanent collection includes all of the wonderful American artists - including Cassett, Henri, Moran, Stuart, Hopper and O'Keefe. This museum is a real treat whether you are an art lover or not.

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