Posts Tagged ‘Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’

This Week in Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

February 22 through February 28, 2011 finds a week packed with exciting events and things to do in VIrginia’s capitol city, Richmond.

Full Calendar of Events in Richmond VA This Week

1. VMFA presents the exhibition “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris” featuring 176 works in various media chronicling the famed artist’s entire career. See our other blog post for details! Open 7 days a week, hours 10 AM to 6 PM, extended to 9 PM on Thursdays and Fridays. World class art – not to be missed!

2. Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” the powerful Irish Dance phenomenon takes the stage at the Landmark Theater  on February 22 at 7:30 PM. Blog Post.

3. John Mellencamp, American rock singer/songwriter known for his own brand of rock that favors organic instrumentation not synthesizers and artificial sounds, will appear as part of his “No Better Than This Tour” on Thursday, February 24 at 7 PM at Richmond’s Landmark Theater. Mellencamp has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and his latest album “No Better Than This” was released to widespread acclaim August, 2010. Tickets from Ticketmaster entitle ticket holder to download one copy of the album. Past hits include “Hurts So Good” and “Jack and Diane.”


VMFA Opened New Exhibition Saturday

Monday, February 21st, 2011

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.


Coming Up Next Weekend February 18 and 19 in Richmond VA

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If you happen to be in Richmond Virginia next weekend, either visiting or living here, there are a host of special happenings to keep you busy.

Of course, on February 19th, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opens the only east coast stop for the widely-acclaimed international tour   (more…)

Free Museum Bus in Richmond

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Our friends at To the Bottom and Back! Bus have announced a new route on Saturdays beginning Saturday February 19th!

To The Bottom and Back announces Saturday museum route beginning Feb 19

It’s To the Museums and Back! and will run from 10 AM to 6 PM each Saturday during the Virginia Museum of FIne Arts exhibition of  “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris.”  This is the ONLY east coast stop on the international tour of this collection of 176 works by the famed artist.  Again VMFA brings world-class art to a world class museum right here in Richmond, VIrginia, our hometown and To the Bottom and Back! makes getting around town easy as pie!


Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide is Here!

Hot off the press, the Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide has locals dishing about their favorite Richmond spots and instant access to bonus materials with smart phone tags throughout.

Be sure to turn to page 20 and find out why a trip to the Richmond Region is must in 2011.

The Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitor Guide