That’s right! The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ special exhibition titled “Tiffany: Color and Light” has closed. But, did you know that many of the lamps and other decorative arts pieces are part of the permanent collections of the VMFA. Many of the lamps, and many others not part of the special exhibition, are part of the Sydney and Frances Lewis collections and are on permanent display here at VMFA in Richmond, Virginia. The sculpture garden at VMFA is currently featuring the huge ceramic works of Jun Kaneko, including a 9 1/2 foot tall bright blue face. Were you aware that the VMFA has one of the top 3 collections of Himalayan and Tibetan art? That collection was featured in a blog post here in early Spring. The VMFA collection of Indian art is ranked in the top 5. And, of course, there is the fabulous collection of Faberge. So in addition to first class permanent collections, the museum has scheduled special exhibitions into 2011. Just because Tiffany has closed – that’s no reason to scratch the Virginia Museum of FIne Arts off your to-do list; there’s plenty more to see and experience.
Proudly connecting both the historic Fan District and Richmond’s Museum District, the VMFA has just been newly expanded and renovated. Even the architecture is a sight to see! So, while our Tiffany Glass special has expired, we invite you to book a stay at our Fan District Bed and Breakfast, called by a recent guest “the Tiffany of Inns” on TripAdvisor, enjoy southern hospitality at its finest and indulge in our hearty gourmet breakfasts. As for on-going specials, we do offer a military discount special and a discount for a two-night stay on weekdays in our posh Regency Room with its private en-suite bathroom and whirlpool tub. Start planning now!