Museums in RVA
This is not your “velvet ropes” kind of place
You’re headed to the center of creative culture. Prepare for immersion. The Richmond region’s collection of museums will have you thinking, appreciating, talking about issues and taking in beauty with a purpose, with experiences you’ll only find here. At the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), an incredible permanent collection now includes Rumors of War, Kehinde Wiley’s 27-foot-tall response to Confederate monuments. The Institute for Contemporary Art presents art that prompts conversation about modern topics, in a building that is a statement in itself. The Black History Museum, Valentine Museum, Virginia Museum of History and Culture and American Civil War Museum show life from all sides in this city. There’s Unhappy Hour at the Poe Museum, jaw-droppers at the Science Museum of Virginia and dozens of other museums tucked throughout the region. Fascination awaits.