Media Advisory: Free Admission on Thursdays for Posing Beauty

Posing Beauty in African American Culture and the companion exhibition Identity Shifts: Works from VMFA will be free all day on Thursdays, beginning on June 26 and continuing until the exhibitions close on July 27, 2014. Hours on Thursdays are 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Inspired by the generosity of The Richmond (VA) The Links, Incorporated and made possible by the sponsorship of Dominion, the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund and the Miles family, Posing Beauty is an exhibition with broad relevance about cultural identity. A free day each week will further VMFA’s goal of accessibility to all audiences.

About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VMFA’s permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus lively after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA, a certified Virginia Green attraction, is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit

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