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May 17th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will offer free admission to Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style on Thursday, May 18, 2017, as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) annual Art Museum Day. Last year, VMFA—along with more than 175 other AAMD member museums across North America—participated in Art Museum Day.

Complimentary exhibition tickets will be provided on May 18, 2017 only. Tickets can be reserved in person, online at www.VMFA.museum or by phone at 804.340.1405. While general admission to VMFA is always free, select exhibitions each year—including Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style—require admission fees.

More about the exhibit and to reserve tickets (Regular admission price is $22 for adults, $10 for youth)

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vhs book sale 2016
June 2nd, 2016 by RichmondBargains

Attention art lovers and history buffs (these sales are next door to each other)

Virginia Historical Society Book Sale – Friday 5/3 through Sunday 5/5, 10am to 5pm each day. “We will be selling gently used hard and soft cover books that have been dontated to the VHS. All books will be sold at deeply discounted prices during our Book Sale. All money raised from the book sale will be used to support VHS educational initiatives.” (428 N Boulevard)

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VMFA Tent Sale – It’s time for the Annual VMFA Shop Tent Sale. An assortment of books, jewelry, posters, DVD’s and more will be drastically marked down to $1 – $20. Since these prices are already so low, extra discounts will not apply. All sales are final. The event will be held in the Robins Sculpture Garden on Friday, June 3 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In an effort to keep VMFA “green” we encourage the use of reusable shopping bags.

P.S. National Donut Day is tomorrow – I’ve added another freebie to the list (thanks Matt!)

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project yoga vmfa 2016
May 24th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

Note: both of these opportunities are free but accept donations; see their info pages for details

Project Yoga Richmond is offering its 6th annual Saturday Salutations series at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to our beloved community!

Join us every other Saturday from May to September, from 9-10am on the VMFA’s beautifully landscaped Belvedere Deck (located above the Sculpture Garden). Classes are open to all levels, beginner appropriate and family friendly!

At this year’s VMFA series we’re celebrating community outreach to show that your practice truly has power. Each week our ambassadors will highlight the outreach program through which they bring yoga to those who wouldn’t ordinarily receive it.

Please note, we cannot take donations at the event itself. All spaces first come, first serve with pre-registration.

When to arrive: 8:45 am or earlier to check in. All participants will be required to sign in prior to class.

Where to park: In the VMFA parking deck or on the street

What to bring: Your mat, water, a towel, and a friend! Sunscreen and sunglasses are strongly recommended! It can become hot, so be prepared with water and willing to take breaks when necessary. A very limited number of mats will be available to borrow.

VMFA Dates: May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design [2501 Monument Ave] invites you to a yoga class in our garden! As a museum of architecture and design, livability and wellness are important to us. Come experience the Branch House in a new way – by exploring your wellness practice in a historical space.

We’ll be offering yoga classes each Sunday in June! Come spend your afternoon with us here at The Branch. There is no charge to attend, but donations are appreciated! All classes will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 5
Sunday, June 12
Sunday, June 19
Sunday, June 26

Led by Jeanne Stern – classes will be accessible to students ranging from beginner to experienced. Please bring your own mat or towel. Classes weather depending.

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June 9th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

vmfa yoga saturday salutations
This Saturday (6/13) at 9 a.m. is the start of Saturday Salutations FREE outdoor yoga sessions at the VMFA with Project Yoga Richmond:

    Project Yoga Richmond and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are teaming up for the fifth year in a row to offer FREE outdoor classes to our beloved city! Join us on 10 select Saturdays from June to October on the VMFA’s beautifully landscaped Belvedere Deck (located above the Sculpture Garden). Classes are open to all levels, beginner-appropriate and family-friendly! We only ask that you tell your friends and stay in touch. A different PYR Ambassador leads each session. We cannot accept donations at the VMFA for these classes, but you can make a tax deductible online donation anytime here.

    If it rains or excessive heat advisory is forecast: A decision will be made as early as possible, using the best information available and noted on the calendar and via email. We will also make an announcement on Facebook. Please make sure you check one of these sources if the weather looks problematic!

    When to arrive: 8:45 am or earlier to check in. Class is 60 minutes. All participants will be required to sign in prior to class. Participation is first come, first served! Arrive early for best location.

    Where to park: In the VMFA parking deck or on the street anywhere that it’s allowed around the museum. Bicycle racks are available so consider biking to class!

    What to bring: Your mat, water, a towel, and a friend! Sunscreen and sunglasses are strongly recommended! It can become quite hot, so be prepared with water and willing to take breaks when necessary. A very limited number of mats will be available to borrow.

    Schedule:

    June 13 w/ Jonathan Christopher Miles
    June 27 w/ Randi Kershman Weiss
    July 11 w/ Sue Agee
    July 25 w/ Twylah Ekko
    August 8 w/ Natasha Freeman
    August 22 w/ Carolyn Keller Sells
    September 12 w/ Michele Nierle
    September 26 w/ Sara Lovelace
    October 10 w/ Alec Abbott
    October 24 w/ Becky Eschenroeder

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April 28th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

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For International Museum Day on Monday, May 18, from 10 am – 5 pm, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is offering FREE admission to its special exhibit Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower. Regular adult admission is $15.

    On Mon, May 18, in honor of International Museum Day, an event which highlights the importance of museums within the global community, VMFA will give free admission to Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower. By participating in Art Museum Day every year, VMFA hopes to encourage those who have never been to the museum before (or haven’t been in a while) to visit our galleries. For those who visit frequently, it’s also an opportunity to see an exhibition you may not have seen!

    This event is hosted by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and complements International Museum Day, an annual worldwide event coordinated by the International Council of Museums.

Reserve your tickets in advance here (Select May 18, and your discount will be applied on the payment screen.)

About Art of the Flower: “The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, whose careers collectively span the nineteenth century, engaged in a sophisticated reworking of traditional imagery, bringing the floral still life into dialogue with emerging models of science and commerce, and ultimately transforming the genre into a meditation on the nature of artistic representation itself.”

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July 2nd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts special exhibit Posing Beauty is now free on Thursdays – Use coupon code FREETHUR at checkout when purchasing tickets online. The exhibit ends July 27, 2014.

(Regular prices: $10 adults, $8 seniors 65+, students with ID, youth (7-17), VMFA members and children 6 & under free)

    Posing Beauty in African American Culture examines the contested ways in which African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. The exhibition explores contemporary understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

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June 3rd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts shop’s annual clearance sale will be held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Robins Sculpture Garden.

      Fri, Jun 6 – Sat, Jun 7, 9 am – 4 pm, Sun, Jun 8, noon – 4 pm

Help us clear out some inventory at the VMFA Shop. An assortment of books, jewelry, posters, DVDs, and more will be drastically marked down to $1 – $20! Since these prices are already so low, extra discounts will not apply. All sales are final. Come early while supplies last!

In an effort to keep VMFA “green,” we encourage the use of reusable shopping bags.

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free admission to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts special exhibit
May 15th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

free admission to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts special exhibit

    On Sun, May 18, in honor of Art Museum Day, an event which highlights the importance of museums within the global community, VMFA will give free admission to Posing Beauty in African American Culture. By participating in Art Museum Day every year, VMFA hopes to encourage those who have never been to the museum before (or haven’t been in a while) to visit our galleries. For those who visit frequently, it’s also an opportunity to see an exhibition you may not have seen!

Tickets may be picked up at the Visitor Services Desk on Sunday. Hours 10am-5pm.

More information on the Posing Beauty special exhibit. Regular admission for this exhibit is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and youth (admission to permanent Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibits is always free!)

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April 24th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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(Photo: Project Yoga on Facebook)

    Project Yoga Richmond and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are teaming up for the fourth year in a row to offer FREE outdoor classes to our beloved city! Join us on select Fridays and Saturdays from April to October on the VMFA’s beautifully landscaped Belvidere Deck (located above the Sculpture Garden) for 12 FREE classes. Classes are open to all levels, beginner-appropriate and family-friendly! We only ask that you tell your friends and stay in touch. A different PYR Ambassador leads each session. We cannot accept donations at the VMFA for these classes, but you can make a tax deductible online donation anytime here.

    If it rains or excessive heat advisory is forecast: A decision will be made as early as possible, using the best information available and noted on the calendar and via email. We will also make an announcement on Facebook. Please make sure you check one of these sources if the weather looks problematic!

    When to arrive: 8:45 am or earlier to check in. Class is 60 minutes. All participants will be required to sign in prior to class. Participation is first come, first served! Arrive early for best location.

    Where to park: In the VMFA parking deck or on the street anywhere that it’s allowed around the museum. Bicycle racks are available so consider biking to class!

    What to bring: Your mat, water, a towel, and a friend! Sunscreen and sunglasses are strongly recommended! It can become quite hot, so be prepared with water and willing to take breaks when necessary. A very limited number of mats will be available to borrow.

    What to wear: Something comfortable that you can move in! Prepare for the weather.

    After class: Visit the museum’s Cafe or amazing exhibits!

    Note: Our outdoor events are frequently photographed, and we cannot guarantee you will not appear in photos or that photos will not appear in social media.

    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is located at 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, Virginia, 23220.

    VMFA dates for 2014:

    Saturdays: April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21, September 6, September 20, October 4, all from 9-10 am (check in starts at 8:30).

    Fridays: July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, all from 6-7 pm (check in starts at 5:30).

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November 27th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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In honor of its Hollywood Costume exhibit, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will be screening a different movie every day beginning November 29 and running through January 31. Admission is $5 each, and films will be shown in Leslie Cheek Theater or Reynolds Lecture Hall. Full schedule.

Series opens with The Dark Knight Rises this Friday at 6:30pm. Movies are scheduled for 1:30pm most days, and 6:30pm Fridays.

    A movie-a-day extravaganza, 60 Films/60 Days gives you the opportunity to see your favorite costumes in action on the big screen. Everything from classics to contemporary, family to adult, knights to superheroes, suspense to comedies. Tickets now on sale!

    Hang on to your ticket stubs! Before the movie, bring your ticket to Amuse for a discount on a Meal & a Movie, a prix fixe lunch or dinner (reservations recommended).

    But that’s not all! With any purchase at Amuse or Best Café, we’ll give you $1 off your next film when you bring your validated ticket to the Visitor Services desk (discount cannot be redeemed online).

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