A trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will inspire you to tap deeper into your creative side. There are exhibits from nearly every culture in the world here! There's European, Native American, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and even a Children's collection. There's quite a bit to take in, so schedule a few hours to enjoy this place. You'll come away with a greater appreciation for artistic expression. You'll learn about art history, and children will discover the world around them in a whole new way.
Speaking of appreciation, take time to appreciate the building itself. It's quite impressive and reminiscent of a Frank Lloyd Wright creation. The structure that exists today is a result of several expansions that happened over the years. The museum was started in the late 1930s, and many people have contributed to its design and its contents.
Though the building and the exhibits it houses have changed over time, one thing remains consistent, the mission and vision of the museum: "Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all."
To visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is to view Richmond's history and America's history through a kaleidoscope. Every exhibit is full of color and gives each artist a way to express the world around them creatively. Each piece seems somehow interconnected though the authors are different. It's a moving experience.
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