RICHMOND’S MUSEUM DISTRICT
For art and the art of dining
The Museum District is home to – you guessed it – major museums. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) has world-class collections that include the largest public collection of Faberge outside of Russia and the best collection of Art Nouveau outside of Paris. Its crown jewel: the 27-foot-tall Rumors of War, Kehinde Wiley’s modern response to the statues that once lined Monument Avenue. Next door, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture tells the story of the Commonwealth from every aspect, from Native America to modern times. Between museum-going, stop into Black Hand Coffee, Truckle Cheesemongers, North End Juice Co., sushi restaurant Akida, the locals’ favorite Chiocca’s (with the famous Son of a Beast), or new-American restaurant The Stables.