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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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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."
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200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-4007
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful collection. Will go again. Suprised at the depth and breadth of the collection and especially the decorative arts.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The participants of SAC visiting VMFA were 4 ES students(2-5th; 1-4th & 1-2nd grades) and 1 MS (7th grader) with myself as the adult overseer. We visited the Sun. WIT-VMFA and our curator was Mr. Douglas. He did a phenomenal tour with us!!! There were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter is in the Art Foundation program at VCU, she had an assignment to write a paper on certain pieces in the museum, so we had a great day exploring, so much to see, will need to return could not see it all in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank redbluekylorgan
Reviewed 4 days ago

The exhibits are always well done and live, free jazz music on Thursday evenings makes it even better. While listening to the music enjoy an adult beverage and some food from the excellent food counter and then enter the museum (for a fee).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kenbalog
Reviewed 4 days ago

THE VMFA is a wonderful museum. There's so much history and culture on display. It's also a great venue for big events or just happy hour on Fridays.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to the Congo masks exhibit, took about 2 hrs. to go through at a leisurely pace. The rare masks, costumes & videos were captivating. The museum offers something for everyone and rotates quality collections of art, photography & artifacts, in addition to the permanent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlestongirl220
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We parked next to the museum . We saw the special mask exhibit. It was very well done. The core exhibits are definitely worth seeing. There is something for people with different interests in their building. We also ate a quick lunch. Not over priced...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BK106
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great selection of art, great special exhibits and music. Almost every night they have something special going on. Thursday night is free jazz night. Just buy a dinner or snack or nothing but enjoy the jazz.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Don_Ashland_Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here many many times now. It is a place that you can endlessly visit and still have something new to see. How much? How does free grab you? This is a world class museum of fine art that has classes and live...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BigCammadeacon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds and amenities are first class. On Thursday nights you can check out live music in the cafe. The museum has two gifts shops, one for general items and a second special feature gift shop for the Kongo masks exhibit. I like how the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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21 February 2018|
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Response from R1GRO | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the open time. It should be posted on the web site. We had tickets during the week when they were not busy and they allowed us to go in early.
12 February 2018|
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Response from normaf375 | Reviewed this property |
We were able to enter the exhibit 30 minutes before our set time so I doubt I would be a problem.
Stacy T
10 February 2018|
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Response from AMTour | Reviewed this property |
I would give it at least an hour. If you have a particular interest in the other items, such as the gold and other jewelry, household furnishing, etc., plan on longer.