The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is home works by Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Fabergé, and large collections of African, Indian, and Tibetan art. In fact, the permanent collection holds more than 35,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years of world history!
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is located in Richmond, VA, about 4 miles west of downtown, adjacent to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
VMFA is one of the largest art museums in North America and a top ten American comprehensive art museum. It also has the distinction of being one of the first Southern museums operating on state funds.
With 4 floors, more than 87,000 square feet of exhibit space, and well over 50 different collections, it’s natural to feel a bit overwhelmed.
Follow your nose or do a little pre-plannning so you can make a bee-line for the exhibits that interest you most. Galleries at the museum include: African art, American art, Ancient art, East Asian art, South Asian art, European art, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modern & Contemporary art.
VMFA may be most well known for its five stunning Fabergé eggs but its Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, and South Asian collections are also quite noteworthy.
It’s almost impossible to see the whole museum in just one visit. Consider setting aside several hours to take it all in. It’s not at all unusual to plan multi-day visits. This is one of the largest art museums in North America, after all!
Luckily VMFA is also home to Best Café and the highly rated Amuse Restaurant, so you won’t go hungry!
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
201 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
The museum is typically open 10am to 5pm, 365 days a year. General admission is always free, though special exhibits and events may include a fee.
Virginia is home to a lot of fascinating history and wonderful places. When it comes to vacation success, however, the quality of your accommodations is just as important as those that you visit. For the best in Virginia lodging, look no further than a locally owned Virginia inn. A Virginia Bed and Breakfast not only offers superior hospitality but also inside info on what to do and see. Make the most of your next Virginia vacation. Make it a Virginia B&B!