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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to be Open 365 Days a Year
A Ryan McGinness painting commissioned by the museum, is the first work of art visitors see when they enter the museum's main entrance. The full work is 8 by 32 feet. Photo: Travis Fullerton, © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

RICHMOND, VA.- In keeping with its goal to be accessible to all visitors, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announces plans to be open 365 days a year. In addition, VMFA is expanding its evening hours. Starting in July, the museum will be open until 9 p.m. on Fridays, in addition to Thursday evenings.

“We have been wildly successful since our grand opening in May, and the museum has been enthusiastically received by the community and national visitors,” says Alex Nyerges, director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. “Being open on Mondays and offering evening hours have been very popular. As we strive to increase our accessibility to all our visitors, I am pleased to complete my vision to be open seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

Historically, the museum has been closed Mondays and in recent years, it was also closed on Tuesdays. Holiday closings were on New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Starting on the Fourth of July, VMFA will open on these holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VMFA’s holiday plan is summarized below:

• Establish special holiday hours from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

• Maintain regular 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday hours for state and national holidays that fall on Mondays, such as Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day and Labor Day.

• Operate the VMFA Shop, Best Café and Amuse Restaurant during open holiday hours.

• Offer a special holiday-specific menu on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s in the museum’s restaurants.

“This past Memorial Day, we had more than 1,700 visitors, demonstrating that the community is eager to embrace the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as a holiday destination,” Nyerges continued. “Now that the public has more reasons than ever to visit the museum, they will also have more opportunity than ever to do so.”

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts | Alex Nyerges | Richmond |

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