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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
8043401405 http://vmfa.museum/youth-studio/family/

April 2019

A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels

April 27 - September 2
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Free

View this extraordinary collection of exquisite, intricately crafted works of art—precious souvenirs designed for Grand Tour travelers of the mid-18th to late-19th centuries. The wide range of subjects depicted in these 92 works include Renaissance paintings, architecture, birds, animals, historical sites, landscapes, and portraits. Micromosaics created for Grand Tour travelers reflect the sophisticated pursuits of elite Europeans for whom travel was a rite of passage. From the Collection of Elizabeth Locke.

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Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

April 27 - August 18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Power down, unplug, and join a voyage into the visionary art of Tibetan Buddhism. Nearly 100 objects, both historical and contemporary, are drawn largely from two of the country’s most extraordinary collections of Himalayan art: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. ($, Free for VMFA members, children ages 6 and under, active-duty military personnel and their immediate families)

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