Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

Art Museum and Art Gallery · The Museum District
200 N Boulevard (at Grove Ave), Richmond, VA 23220, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Reservations:
Yes
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a top US art museum open 365 days a year with more than 5,000 years of art from around the world.

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    Zachary B.
    "special exhibits like picasso"(5 Tips)
    Michael Z.
    "The Hollywood Costume exhibit is fantastic!!"(3 Tips)
    Rocket Pop Media
    "sure to get tickets for the Faberge Revealed exhibit through Oct."(3 Tips)
    Just M.
    "One of the best art nouveau and art Deco exhibits I've ever seen!"(3 Tips)
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  • Travis M.

    Coop place, and a large portion of the museum is always free

    Travis Miller · January 5
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  • Amy M.

    Third floor has great Indian Art exhibit.

    Amy Moore · January 4
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  • Mike T.

    Free museum with special exhibits you pay for. Saw Rodin using our NYC Met membership. Need to spend more time.

    Mike Ti · December 31, 2015
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  • Robert R.

    vERY nIcE.......................

    Robert Robert · December 29, 2015
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  • Nicole B.

    Make sure if visiting with children you visit the art education wing. They have hands on for the children.

    Nicole Batzle Mobus · November 20, 2015
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  • Just M.

    One of the best art nouveau and art Deco exhibits I've ever seen! VMFA is a true treasure.

    Just Me · November 16, 2015
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  • Just M.

    Incredible collection of art nouveau and art Deco furniture!

    Just Me · November 16, 2015
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  • John S.

    Fabulous experience. Great space. Wonder around every corner.

    John S · October 30, 2015
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  • Alyssa A.

    Great art programs! M. Lit is amazing as well as their summer programs. Huge selection of art! You could get lost in there.

    Alyssa Anderson · September 29, 2015
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  • Lauren B.

    Great place to relax and read a book

    Lauren Bacon · September 22, 2015
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  • Johnny H.

    Explore the sculpture garden and galleries.

    Johnny Hugel · September 9, 2015
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  • Shelly N.

    See the five Imperial Fabergé eggs here, the largest collection of Fabergé eggs outside of Russia!

    Shelly N · July 9, 2015
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  • Tim F.

    Everything, especially Friday nights!

    Tim Farmer · July 3, 2015
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  • Preston V.

    Great exhibits!

    Preston Vienneau · May 31, 2015
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  • Kevin

    Had a great time here. There's so much to see!

    Kevin · May 22, 2015
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  • Hilary S.

    Take a glass of wine out on the patio for a more serene happy hour on Thursdays and Fridays when the museum is open until 9pm.

    Hilary Salmon · April 23, 2015
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  • Lily

    Very nice free museum. Wide range of artists from many periods and locations.

    Lily · March 20, 2015
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  • The Flats a.

    Fusion art of the 21st century on display now!

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  • J N.

    World class exhibits

    J Nenzel · January 25, 2015
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  • Todd A.

    Free admission. Amazing exhibits. The Forbidden City exhibit was well worth it.

    Todd Allen · January 1, 2015
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  • Akil C.

    Free entrance, impressive collection of paintings and sculptures. Very well laid out. Currently hosting an exhibition about Chinese art (not free).

    Akil Cumberbatch · December 15, 2014
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  • Marina C.

    Beautiful museum.

    Marina Carvalho · December 1, 2014
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  • Liam F.

    Richmond's best stuff!

    Liam F · October 26, 2014
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  • Julia L.

    Perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon. Great selection of modern art. And don't miss the art nouveau and deco area!

    Julia Lord Nickle · October 18, 2014
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  • Kameron S.

    Come on Thursdays for Jazz and happy hour

    Kameron Spencer · August 28, 2014
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  • Emily B.

    Have a bottle of wine and sit and enjoy the gardens on the patio area!

    Emily Baer · August 15, 2014
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  • B P.

    Student membership is $10 and free parking for members

    B P · August 12, 2014
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  • jonathan g.

    Nice place to while away an hour or two...The security guards can be rude and obnoxious sometimes.

    jonathan gambill · February 14, 2014
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  • Chuck G.

    Kids will love the Shape Up & McGuiness Connection gallery hunt activities where you get a brochure and the kids search throughout the museum.

    Chuck Gates · February 1, 2014
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  • Ben E.

    Hollywood Costumes; Batman Spider-Man John Wayne Indiana Jones James Bond Braveheart All very cool

    Ben Edgell · January 31, 2014
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  • Hi There!

    Parking is $5 but admission is free for the main exhibits. Special exhibits are a separate fee. Before or after your visit, enjoy lunch in nearby Carytown.

    Hi There! · January 13, 2014
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  • Jessica S.

    Wish we could have seen everything! The Egyptian and Roman jewelry was amazing.

    Jessica Sullivan · January 6, 2014
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  • Marsha S.

    Short drive from downtown. Great change of pace to eat at the Cafe to have lunch with friends or co-workers. Marsha Sompayrac Read more

    Marsha Sompayrac · December 31, 2013
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  • Grey R.

    Desgas, Monet, Picasso, Goya, Van Gough, Warhol, Matisse, Rousseau, Gericault, Delacroix - don't miss the third floor!!!

    Grey Robinson · December 31, 2013
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  • Janeen C.

    Faberge eggs, Hollywood costumes exhibit...

    Janeen Carabetta · December 26, 2013
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  • Neill C.

    Hollywood Costume Exhibit is fun for film fans. Up until Feb. You can go through it in about an hour.

    Neill Caldwell · December 21, 2013
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  • Elias S.

    One of the best museums I have ever visited. Incredible display of art nouveau and art deco.

    Elias Savada · November 11, 2013
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  • Michael Z.

    The Hollywood Costume exhibit is fantastic!!

    Michael Zeevi · November 8, 2013
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  • Kim M.

    Field trip with Mechanicsville Elementary on 11/8! So excited for my little man to get some culture and see the beauty in art!

    Kim Miller · October 29, 2013
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  • Dez J.

    Food in the restaurant is excellent!

    Dez J · August 31, 2013
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  • Donnell R.

    Love takin pics of pretty women...thats the reason i got into photography!

    Donnell Rameed · August 1, 2013
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  • Martin S.

    Wesselmann Exhibition must see

    Martin Schappeit · July 13, 2013
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  • Hattie S.

    Stay on the carpet, no backpacks on your back, no pens, 12 inches away from ALL ART. As we were rudely pointed out. GET SOME NICER GUIDES!!!

    Hattie Saunders · July 12, 2013
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  • Doris k.

    Great day at the museum

    Doris k · June 23, 2013
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  • Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva

    Fab place to host events. Lovely grounds, amazing buildings, landscaped grounds. At The Leadership Summit, the Governor, Lt. Gov & Senator have an attentive audience. Great appetizers & cash bar.

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  • Leo B.

    Take a docent led tour!

    Leo Barthelmess · April 14, 2013
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  • Michela

    See the Chihuly exhibit before it is gone on Feb 10. It is spectacular!

    Michela · February 7, 2013
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  • Brett B.

    The Contemporary section is pretty stellar - Warhol and Lichtenstein

    Brett Bishop · February 3, 2013
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  • Jon H.

    Get a student membership! Pays for itself after seeing one special exhibition.

    Jon Henry · January 22, 2013
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  • Jackie C.

    Great place to have lunch. There are always people visiting the galleries. There is a feeling of community when visiting the museum.

    Jackie Carrera · January 20, 2013
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