VMFA’s E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden is now Wi-Fi accessible. The outdoor space is part of a three-phase program to hardwire the museum’s entire campus with broadband-speed Wi-Fi.
Visitors can now use Wi-Fi, as well as VMFA’s Wild at Art app, for a digitally enhanced museum experience. The free public access also allows users to upload and share content quickly on a variety of social media sites. The sculpture garden now serves as a viable work space adjacent to the Best Café Terrace.
“As a completely accessible museum open 365 days a year, it is part of our mission to make our public spaces as user-friendly as possible,” VMFA Director Alex Nyerges said. “Visitors are now able to stay connected to the internet while enjoying the beautiful environment of the sculpture garden.”
The Best Café and several additional public areas were the first spaces with Wi-Fi when the museum expanded in 2010. With the installation of hardwire broadband-speed WiFi, additional spaces include the Cochrane Atrium, VMFA Shop, Reynolds Lecture Hall, Freeman Library, special exhibition galleries, Cheek Theater, MWV Education studios, Amuse Restaurant, Claiborne Robertson Room, conference rooms, the Marble Hall and all galleries.