An artistic treasure is located thirty miles from my home. It is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Every time I visit there, I leave promising to myself to get there more frequently. Although I am a paying member, entrance for the public is free. Yes, free.
My husband and I enjoy attending ‘special’ shows together. Usually we go in the morning and have a nice lunch in the museum cafe. Because of all kinds of schedule conflicts, we were catching a great show very close to the end of its run. We knew there were going to be crowds and lines. So with that in mind, we decided to just chill, go with the flow, and soak in the beauty of the place.
VMFA is impressive, as one exits the parking deck (parking is free if one is a museum member).
The grounds around the museum are beautiful and filled with sculptures, recent installations, a stair step waterfall, a pond, and, of course, nature itself. It is a wonderful feast for the eyes if you take advantage of the outdoor dining that the cafe offers.
Finally, after all the photo-taking and snacking, it was our time to explore the show. This is what the crowds of museum visitors was all about. I even downloaded the phone app to get the audio tour…so convenient!
This was my favorite. I love Van Gogh.