Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Most visitors are impressed with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), comparing its collections to what you would find in the art museums of much larger cities. A recent visitor tells Yelp.com: "The museum was lovely -- among the best I've seen around the world -- the exhibit space was cozy, yet open. … The building itself is gorgeous, framed out back by water -- stunning!"
This Museum District standout is best known for its five gorgeous Fabergé eggs, but it also features works by Degas, Cézanne and Renoir, and large collections of African, Indian and Tibetan art.
The VMFA opens at 10 a.m. every day. Saturday through Wednesday the museum closes at 5 p.m., and on Thursdays and Fridays the galleries and shop are open until 9 p.m. Admission is free for visitors to the permanent galleries, but special exhibits sometimes cost money. Go to the fine arts museum's official website for further details.