April 26, 2010
The VMFA expansion will enhance its operations and draw more visitors to the museum. Expanded operations and incremental visitor spending will generate an annual economic impact of $36.2 million that supports 371 jobs in Virginia.
April 12, 2010
The grand opening celebration of the largest expansion project in the history of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will be Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2, with an array of free special events and activities, including a ribbon cutting, Tibetan Monks creating a sand mandala, exhibitions, lectures, artist demonstrations, music, dance demonstrations, refreshments, highlights tours and family art activities.
April 9, 2010
When the expanded Virginia Museum of Fine Arts re-opens to the public May 1, 2010, everything about the museum will be bigger, brighter and – with free admission – more welcoming. The expansion project is the largest in the museum’s history and enhances VMFA’s ability to serve Virginians in new ways.
April 8, 2010
The 3½-acre E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden will be the heart of the museum’s campus when the VMFA expansion project is completed. The garden will include art, leisurely walkways, water features, stately trees, and flowers. The garden will partially cover a new and innovative 600-car parking deck tucked beneath a terraced, landscaped slope designed for sculpture display. The garden, which will replace a surface-parking lot, will bring part of the museum’s excellent collection and programming outside and provide memorable experiences of public art in a new environment of changing light, climate and seasons.