VMFA Opened New Exhibition Saturday

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris opened at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, February 19.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris" February 19 to May 15, 2011

This collection of 176 works celebrating the artist’s life and covering the phases of his career is taking Richmond by storm. A steady stream of  both fans and those who wanted to learn more about this influential artist filled the gallery. Review.

While the Musee National Picasso, Paris, permanent home of the collection, undergoes renovations, these works in various media representing the best of his career are traveling the world on tour.  Richmond is the only east coast stop in the United States providing  a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Richmond residents and visitors alike.  The exhibition will be open to visitors just until May 15, 2011, so reserve your dates to go and get your tickets now.  Tickets are $20 for adults and discounts apply for seniors, students, adult groups of 10 or more, and children ages 7 to 17.  While the exhibition is free for VMFA members and children 6 and younger, tickets are still required due to the popularity of the event.

Beginning March 1, docent-led tours will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at a cost of $40. Beginning Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 PM, VIP Wednesdays will offer unlimited access to the exhibition, music, fruit, wine and cheeses – a very civilized way to experience the VIrginia Museum of Fine Arts – at a cost of $75, a very cool weekday date night.

Visitors are given a free brochure explaining the exhibition and its works, and a wand audio tour is available for additional $5.  The audio tour may be downloaded onto personal audio devices from the museum’s website for no charge.  The more information on hand while visiting the exhibition will only enhance the experience.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is located at 200 N Boulevard in Richmond, Virginia and is open between 10 am and 5 PM.  Hours are extended on Thursday and Friday until 9 PM. The Boulevard, accessible from I-95 and I-64, is the major avenue dividing the historic Fan District and the Museum District, just about 2 miles from Richmond’s downtown center and about one mile or a 15-minute walk from Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast.  On Saturdays, a free circulator bus will run from the VMFA to other downtown attractions. More Info.

Don’t miss this very special opportunity! And, don’t delay in making plans…..

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