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“Mind 'blowing' blown glass!”

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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$40.00*
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Ranked #1 of 176 things to do in Richmond
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Owner description: VMFA Arts is a top comprehensive US art museum with more than 5,000 years of art from around the world. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. The Wall Street Journal recently stated that VMFA is now a "two day museum."
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Thank you VMFA! We love Dale Chihuly! ! i first was introduced to his art on a visit to Seattle. One restaurant there had the ceiling covered with nets full of his blown glass balls, my girl and i have seen his exhibits in Columbus and Pittsburgh...and now Richmond, and never tire at getting a chance to view his work. On a trip to the Jersey shore we traveled inland to even try our own hand at glassblowing at Wheaton Arts. The VMFA museum is wonderfully designed and a pleasant structure for art viewing. It is easy to find and get to from downtown. the food at the restaurant AMUSE was amazing and the service was stellar. i would recommend dining in if you can.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

the Chilhuly exhibit was just awesome although small--only 8 installations. However, one of the installations is HUGE! The museum is beautiful and well laid out. They are capable of handling crowds well. Chilhuly exhibit was somehwat crowded.
It is always helpful to spend a fee extra bucks and get the head set for the special exhibits. Parking is available for a fee. Most exhibits are free except for special ones--like Chihuly.

Thank reescares
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The museum has been updated since we were last there years ago, and it even more spectacular. Sadly, the Fabrege Egg exhibit was traveling when we were there so we didn't get to see it, but the Chihuly exhibit (there is a fee for that) more than made up for that. It's truly spectacular. The entire museum is a gem. And the museum store is one of the best I've been to!

Thank mejehn
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We recently took a Saturday trip to the museum to see a special showing of Chihuly's blown glass. While that exhibit was rather a dissapointment the museum is world-class. Having been to castles, museums, galleries and other arts and historical venues from the Smithsonian to Budapest the VMFA houses some of the most amazing and beautiful paintings, tiles, sculptures, carvings and related displays you will find anywhere. The museum is spotlessly clean, well mapped and easily navigated. The docents are friendly and informed and the admission is free. Having lived here for over 30 years I am embarrassed to say this was our first visit but certainly not our last. The only criticism would be the price of eating there. Ridiculously expensive for what you get but it balances out considering the free entrance fee. We'll be making this a regular weekend outing from now on.

Thank Tuckergoose
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Not going to any of the special exhibits, we wandered around this wonderful place. Enjoyed the static exhibits and offerings for children looked to be very nice

Thank eileenzee
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