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“Grateful for VMFA”

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking
Richmond, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Grateful for VMFA”
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
Thank Bill H
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Midlothian, Virginia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Excellent Way to spend a day.”
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, New Jersey
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346 reviews
142 attraction reviews
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“Great Resource”
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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31 reviews
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“The East Coast's Greatest Secret”
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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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Amazing museum for this size city”
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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